The Casanova ai Tolentini bed and breakfast is in the Dorsoduro neighborhood, just a two minute walk from Piazzale Roma in an area of Venice that deserves your attention for the beautiful Cà Pesaro – Modern Art Museum where there are the works of some of the most important artists of the 19th and 20th century – the permanent exhibit of 18th century furniture and portraits from Venice in Cà Rezzonico and the lively nightlife of Campo Santa Margherita.
Walking in the nearby neighborhood of San Polo, you find the bacari and osteria that honor the tradition of good wine and tasty cicheti, a typical Venetian snack; here, the splendid Scuola di San Rocco is just a few meters from the Basilica dei Frariwith its extraordinary painting by Tiziano, Sansovino and Bellini.
Continuing past the marvelous buildings that surround campo San Polo, you are just a few minutes from the Rialto market and the famous architecture of its bridge; one of the most popular tourist destinations that we suggest you visit near sunset, sipping a drink, the classic spritz, in one of the Erbaria bars facing the Grand Canal.
If you want to go shopping, leave Rialto and walk along the Mercerie, perhaps the most important commercial artery along with via XXII Marzo; here, you’ll find all types of stores from the most exclusive boutiques to stores that sell precious Murano glass works to jewlery stores to small souvenir shops to elegant clothing stores.
After the Mercerie, pass under the arch of the lovely Clock Tower and enjoy the vast expanse that is Piazza San Marco, which is overlooked by the high bell tower, one of the most recognizable symbols of Venice; on your right, the imposing facade of the Basilica di San Marco, a masterpiece of mosaics and spectacular cupolas located near the Palazzo Ducale, the best expression of Gothic Venice and the ancient home of the Doge, where you can admire the extraordinarily decorated rooms, the most famous of which is without a doubt the Sala del Maggior Consiglio. Amazing!