Learn It from Me

Learn It from Me

I’m back with more exciting updates! I thought this time I’d post about what I LIKE to do in Venice. I was born and raised here and, wherever I go, I always find there is no place quite like this city. Here are some of my favourite things to do here!

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I love walking around Venice, especially in those summer evenings when the majority of tourists have gone and you can enjoy the tranquillity of a stroll while watching the sunset. I pretty much always choose Riva degli Schiavoni for this, as it gives you a wonderful sun-kissed view of the city over the lagoon. The walk along the Riva will take you from Saint Mark’s Square right up to Sant’Elena, our main green area, where you will find many dog-walkers.

Drinks with friends

As mentioned in my previous post, “cicchetti” are typical of our aperitif time and my personal favourite spot for these is SEPA. It is a chic but simple (and cheap!) “bacaro”, tucked away in a small street in the centre of the city, where you can taste the most exquisite food. Just bear in mind that it can get very crowded on the weekend because it is small and there is no seating, so best to try it on a weekday if you are looking for a calm atmosphere.


As a young woman with an international background, I have friends from all over the world visiting me in Venice. It can get a bit overwhelming when deciding where to go in such a culturally rich city. However, I’ve found that there is one thing that always makes my friends happy and that is visiting churches. Many have free entry and are often surprisingly empty. They are packed with artwork and offer a refreshing escape from the summer heat with their thick stone walls. Definitely go to San Zaccaria, Santa Maria dei Miracoli and maybe even to less known churches like the church of San Giovanni in Bragora. There are more than 250 churches to choose from, so go wild!


To truly fit in with the Venetian look you will just have to buy a pair of “furlane”. Made with rubber soles and velvet fabric, these dainty shoes come in all colours and patterns and are perfect for a chic night out. You’ll see them in many shops around the city. I particularly like the ones in Alessandra Venezia.

Sweet spot

One of the things I miss most when I’m away are the Venetian pastries. They are the best accompaniment to a post-lunch espresso. My absolute favourite spot for these is Rosa Salva and I could not recommend it more. They have a few branches around the city mainly in the San Marco area. Look out for them!

That’s all from me for now 🙂