A tiny trattoria often packed with locals tucking into traditional Veneto dishes such as liver and onions with grilled polenta. Originally published as Play time in Shakespeare's Italy. Departures are every 15 minutes; fares to Piazzale Roma are 7. A former convent in the heart of Rialto Market, Pensione Guerrato is a peaceful haven. Save for an obsession with cups of tea and apologising, nothing defines English culture more than William Shakespeare. Romeos Verona via Riccardo Felici 10dance club, drag shows, bear nights, Block men-only gay party events.
Gondolas float past palazzos that seem to rise directly out of the water.
Play time in Shakespeare's Italy
At it's peak Venice had 36, sailors on 3, ships, dominating the commerce of the Mediterranean. Day Trips Padova All the dance-floor thrashing gay nightlife that Venice lacks can be found barely half an hour away in Padova, home to both the University of Padova and her rather friendly, often queer students. Getting around There are no cars anywhere in Venice - part of the reason it is so magical. There were no political relations between Venice and England during Queen Elizabeth I's reign, so that's doubtful. A tiny trattoria often packed with locals tucking into traditional Veneto dishes such as liver and onions with grilled polenta. The Republic ended with the conquest by Napoleon Bonaparte in and the city came under Austrian control, the focus of years of bitter and bloody struggles, until the area became a part of the Kingdom of Italy.
Traditional local dishes include " fegato alla Veneziana " made with calf's liver, pancetta bacon and onions. A former convent in the heart of Rialto Market, Pensione Guerrato is a peaceful haven. For a guide to some of the many restaurant options in town, see Frommer's top 21, the Michelin Guide pick of 49, or GoVenice with 36 more. Weekly flavors have included ginger and pomegranate, both surprisingly delicious. Getting here Venice's Aeroporto Marco Polo is about 6 miles north of the city on the mainland.