is not the best place to look for wild nights or a loud party scene.
But this is not to say that the city has nothing to offer when the
sun goes down.
For starters, try visiting any of the cafes that
line the Piazza San Marco. Share a Campari or a cappuccino with
a friend in one of the quaint cafes. While this may be expensive,
it is something that should be done when in Venice. Highly recommended
is the Caffe Florian, on the south side of the piazza.
Classical music concerts are also held in various
churches, with the Vivaldi Church the best place to visit for such
concerts. La Fenice and PalaFenice are the venues to go if you feel
like watching theatrical performances.
But if it's drinking and a little action
you desire, there are quite a few places that you can visit. Pubs
are scattered throughout Venice, such as Torino@Notte on San Marco
459, and the Bacaro Jazz near the Rialto. Venetian college students
unwind at the Lido or mainland Mestre, but parties are best found
at Piccolo Mondo, near the Academia. Another dance club is the Casanova
near the Lista di Spoagna, which stays open until 4am.
For gamblers, the Casino Municipale di Venezia
is usually housed in the 15th century palazzo on the Grand Canal
during winter months, and can be found at Palazzo Vendramin Calergi
during summer. This casino is one of the four casinos found in Italy's
entirety. Make sure that you bring a jacket and your passport, as
these are required.