Enjoy views of the Grand Canal and La Salute from the terrace of this elegant hotel bar, or sit inside it main salon, which glitters with mirrors, crystal and Murano glass, and is wrapped in antique wall-covering and 18th century paintings. With cocktails priced for €19 and the cheapest bar food €22 (for a ham and cheese sandwich), this is not a place you wander into after a day of sightseeing, but rather an event in itself. A smart casual dress code applies.
Time Out tip: If pricey cocktails aren’t your cup of tea (sorry), Bar Longhi serves traditional afternoon tea, with finger food, every day from 3 to 6 PM.
Calle Larga XXII Marzo: For luxury shopping on Venice’s high street
Gritti Epicurean School: For half-day cooking classes, with wine and lunch included
Santa Maria della Salute: For a hop across the canal to a landmark church