The where Guidelines
This directory, grouped by category, is a list of establishments recommended by the editors of Where Magazine and includes regular advertisers.
MAP LOCATIONS-Note that references in bold at the end of each listing (A1, B5 etc) refer to the coordinates on the street maps on pages 62-63.
TRANSPORT-References to vaporetto lines and stops are based on departure from the Santa Lucia railway station.
SHOPPING -Shopping hours are generally from 10am to 7pm; less centrally located shops still take the traditional lunch break. Most shops are closed on Sundays (except those located in central Venice) and on Monday mornings. Ask your concierge.
Visitors should note that VAT is 22% and it is generally included in the price of goods. UnionPay is a global payment network originated from China, responsible for the inter-bank payment via UnionPay system worldwide.
By June 2016, over 350,000 merchants in
Italy accept UnionPay card for payment, among which 30,000 merchants are located in Venice. This allows hundred of thousands of affluent Chinese customers to shop with their favourite cards. UnionPay also actively work with famous retail groups, such as DFS Group, McArthurGlen Designer outlets, SINA hotels, Airport dutyfree shops, to provide special discount or services for UnionPay cardholders.
Reservations for most restaurants are strongly advised. In Italy, service is included in the price meaning that although tipping is not compulsory, it is obviously appreciated as a sign of satisfaction. Some menus include the word “coperto”, a small surcharge corresponding to the cost of the service and bread. Although no dress code exists in Italy, semiformal clothing is usually considered de rigueur at restaurants. All restaurants and bars are non-smoking unless a separate smokers' area is specifically offered.
Set meals: prices are per person and usually refer to a 3-course meal (beverages excluded). € = 30 € or less / €€ = 31-50€ / €€€ = 51-100€ /
€€€€ = 101-150€ / €€€€€ = 150€ and above.
Information about our selection of museums and monuments is checked as carefully as possible. However, telephone numbers, opening hours, works displayed and site accessibility are subject to change depending on the time of the year, restorations, loans or changes in management. Ask your concierge.