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Are you keen on sweets and cakes? Even on holiday you cannot give up to eat a pastry or a praline?
Follow the suggestions of the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel Sant’Elena and you will discover the best patisseries and typical pastries of Venice.
One of the well-known patisserie of Venice is certainly Rosa Salva. Rosa Salva is the name of a Venetian Family, which is still today run by Ermenegildo Rosa Salva with his sons Antonia and Enrico. They continue in the best tradition of pastry-making and cooking.
In the several Rosa Salva pastry shops and bars located in Venice you will always find fresh cakes, creams, small pastries, as well as other specialties as tarts, custards, chocolates and biscuits; combination of high-quality ingredients and skill.
The venues of this unique patisserie are San Marco, Mercerie – the street lined with shops that joins Rialto and Piazza San Marco – Palazzo Franchetti (Campo Santo Stefano) and SS. Giorgio, just in front of the Basin of San Marco. Finally in SS. Giovanni e Paolo you can settle down and taste a finest hot chocolate with Zaletti biscuits, frozen zabaione with typical Venetian “baicoli” biscuits and the delicious home-made ice-creams.
In addition along Dorsoduro you will find the Tonolo patisserie. It is known because it provides the best Venetian cakes. Tonolo is one of the well frequented bar of Venice by both local and tourists. A colorful shop window will lure you to try one of the yummy cookies or semifreddos.
During carnival period you should taste the typical sweets called “galani” or “frittelle” (fritter) and on the occasion of St. Martin the particular cake formed as the figure of the saint. And on Christmas time a delicious Panettone or Pandoro if you don’t like raisins.
All the overly sweets are rigorously home-made and at happy hour you should order a spritz (the venetian aperitif par excellence) along with a tasty little pizza!