Spontaneous Cumbustion . Venezia: The best experiences in Venezia are in the outer districts, away from The Rialto area and the Piazza San Marco. Just wander the side streets and enter any Bacari (wine bar). San Polo has the Cantina do Mori wine bar. As for restaurants, from my notes, “Osteria Bentigodi in Canareggio 39-041-8223714 was excellent. On the Piazza San Marco is the Caffe Florian. It’s the oldest coffee shop in Venice and, actually, in the Western world. I found it to be a special experience. The Venezia soccer team was promoted to Serie A this season. Their stadium in on the very eastern end of Venezia. If they have a home game during your stay it would be worthwhile and I would be forever envious.