Jess is an Italy-based travel, art and culture writer and Mediterranean specialist. She has contributed to a number of Venice guides for Time Out, and also writes for Fodor's Travel, Intrepid Travel, and Tuscany Grapevine.
The 14 best Venice restaurants
Ready to get lost in Venice? This city has made a name for itself as one of the most romantic destinations around, full of serene people-watching spots, cultural hubs and seriously pretty osterias. There is no place like Venice, and the best part? Drinking and dining the day away with views of the river that are unlike anywhere else on earth. So naturally, the food offerings in Venice are second to none. Here you’ll find all the symbols of classic Italian food, done expertly. There’s classic pasta, from spaghetti vongole to black tagliolini in cuttlefish ink, as well as fresh seafood and Venetian meat dishes. A ton of different flavours, cooking styles and ingredients have collided here, so no two dishes are the same. And that’s the way it should be. Here are the best restaurants in Venice. RECOMMENDED:🏘️ Where to stay in Venice📍 The best things to do in Venice🏺 The best museums in Venice🏛️ The best attractions in Venice This guide was recently updated by Julia Buckley, a travel writer based between Venice and the UK. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.
The 13 best bars in Venice
Venice is not your typical night out. And that’s not just because it’s a city set entirely on waterways (although yes, that certainly helps). Things are just different in the Eternal City. The pace of life is different. The art is different. The vibes? So different. Venice is unlike anywhere else in the world, and its nightlife is all about embracing it and its story. Venice’s nightlife scene ranges from waterside drinks looking out over the city to intimate jazz clubs, and from neighbourhood gems to trendy wine bars. The bars here tell you a story, and the best way to experience it? Hopping from one to the next, of course. Here, creativity awaits around every corner and inspiration is found on every giro d’ombre. Yes, that basically means ‘wine stroll’. Hard life, huh? Here’s our guide to the best bars in Venice. RECOMMENDED:🏘️ Where to stay in Venice📍 The best things to do in Venice🍝 The best restaurants in Venice🏛️ The best attractions in Venice Planning your next trip? Check out our latest travel guides, written by local experts.
The 11 best events in Venice
They know how to throw a party in Venice, make no mistake about that. The best events in Venice are a celebration of this magnificent place, with more than 30 million visitors making their way to the Serene Republic annually to take part in the fun. What are the highlights? Well, there seems to be something big going on every month here, but it is difficult to look past the iconic Carnevale (late February) and the fabulous Venice Biennale. In a world full of spectacular events, those two take some beating.There is plenty more on the calendar, and Venice serves up a real ‘something for everyone’ atmosphere with its events. There’s nowhere quite like Venice, after all, and there’s no party quite like a Venice party.