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Love their glass exhibit

The exhibit called "Glasstress" that we saw in the palace was pretty easily taken in, in about a... read more

Reviewed September 28, 2018
Charleston, South Carolina
great value buffet in elegant surroundings

Following a tip from a Guardian article we sought out this cafeteria in the Palazzo. For 15 euro... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2018
Doolin, Ireland
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Reviewed September 28, 2018

The exhibit called "Glasstress" that we saw in the palace was pretty easily taken in, in about a half hour. Lots of humor and sharp attitudes expressed. And the contrast between the elegant Baroque palace and the contemporary art was fascinating. My understanding is that...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 7, 2018

Following a tip from a Guardian article we sought out this cafeteria in the Palazzo. For 15 euro you have a diverse array of well cooked food and cold plates from which to choose and you can go back for more! Particularly good was the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank CMBernadette
Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

The Palazzo has a resturant/cafeteria called Rosa Salva. Its address is San Marco 2847. The buffet was excellent. They served meatballs, 2 rice dishes, baby carrots, green beans, various sliced meats, pasta with basil, potatoes, eggplant, pearl onions and bread. All was seasoned to perfection....More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank KingFrog1
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

We had read about the excellent buffet lunch here in a Guardian article (from 2012). The lunch was absolutely delicious, consisting of vegetables, cold meats, salads and hot dishes. It costs 15 euros each. We then visited the Glasstress exhibition, which has beautiful glass sculptures...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank teabus
Reviewed August 30, 2017

We were walking by and saw a sign for the Glasstress exhibit and decided to stop in. This palazzo is just gorgeous. What a setting for an art exhibit. The glass exhibit was very interesting; if you like glass I highly recommend it. Such interesting...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 5, 2017 via mobile

Such an intelligent exhibit by asking famous artists to work with one of the most famous material in Venice, the glass ! And the result is outstanding ... just a shame that the surroundings (wall) don't help but the pieces are just enough ... worth...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed June 2, 2017

I've given this a 5/5 because it was different (help yourself buffet with lots of salads and no pizza in sight), good value (all you can eat buffet for 15€ exc drinks, dessert, coffee), an oasis of calm and tranquility yet only a ten minute...More

Date of experience: May 2017
4  Thank Jane P
Reviewed March 8, 2017

Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti is a 15th century palace used by the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti to hold cultural events. We were fortunate to see a fabulous Zaha Hadid exhibition that has since ended but I am sure the next exhibit will be just...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Copperman1
Reviewed November 28, 2016

We had the chance to see the great Zaha Hadid exhibition at this beautiful palazzo. The garden and the building is very elegant. The spectacular and modern buildings of Hadid were wonderful presented in these well renovated rooms. You have a good view over the...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Petra W
Reviewed October 17, 2016

We went to this Palazzo because of an architectural exhibition, but had been tipped of as to its restaurant. Ground floor buffet including a variety of cold dishes, eats, tomatoes with mozzarella and several hot dishes, striking in taste was the aubergines in tomato sauce,...More

Date of experience: October 2016
3  Thank gordonthegopher
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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one
of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza
San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica,
clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops,
orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand
pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring
campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower,
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