Morning is for sightseeing... but what to do in Venice in the evening?
The typical tourist day: all the time going around visiting museums, art galleries, historical monuments and famous outdoor places. And what about night? After kilometres on foot walking up and down the bridges with the camera to capture every magic moment, you cannot do but have a warm shower and relax on the bed. But outside water goes on hitting little stairs near the “calli” and “fondamenta”, i.e. narrow streets and streets next to the canal. Here is the charm of a silent Venice, but at the same time full of laughing, chatting, so full of life. You have a double choice: walking in the streets, often dark, but caretaker of ancient secrets or tour around the characteristic Venetian “bacari”, similar to taverns or pubs. Every option will be great, you cannot be wrong!
Venice Walking tour trough bridges and narrow streets
Walking around, you may arrive in some typical taverns, called “bacari”… but we should remember this is Venice, so it is special! Have a break, you may order Spritz and taste some “cicheti”. What are they? It is a simple but delicious invention: some ingredients above a piece of bread; the most typical are two: bread with creamed codfish and the other one is bread with spreadable cheese and salmon. But there are different choices, vegetarians can be satisfied, too! Spritz with Aperol is the most common, but you can choose also the classic “ombra”, that is a glass of wine, does not care if white or red. Fondamenta dei Ormesini, Fondamenta della Misericordia in Cannaregio and locals near Rialto are suitable places because you may have a lot of choices.
If you like dancing outdoor, the Silent Party is perfect for you; it takes place in Campo Santa Margherita, the heart of university life, and you only have to reserve your headphones, select the music and just dance.
Satisfied? Well, let’s go to San Marco square! Of course you have already visited it, but the effect by night is really different. All lights are on and the front of the church is almost completely enlightened… it is like watching a movie, but now you are the protagonists at the centre of the square. It is proper to sit down somewhere, better next to Florian or other historical locals, listening to live music.