Harry’s Bar – Venice, Italy

One of the most famous bars in the world, anyone who goes to Venice and doesn’t go to Harrys is not my kind of person.

Harry's Bar Venice

Opened in 1931, by bartender Giuseppe Cipriani, this place has become more famous than the hotel it sits within, and that is saying something! Just as famous though is the drink that was actually invented here, and a personal favourite, The Bellini. A mixture of white peach juice and prosecco, it was named after the fifteenth-century Venetian painter Giovanni Bellini

The bar has been a favourite with celebrities and famous people alike, including the legendary; Ernest Hemingway, Charlie Chaplin, Alfred Hitchcock, Truman Capote, Orson Welles, Aristotle Onassis and Woody Allen. Also a firm hit with newby celebrities, everyone has been here, from  Geroge Clooney, Nicole Kidman… You know what, just take it as a safe bet that if they’ve been to Venice, they’ve been here.

Harry's Bar Venice

Not usually how I am accustomed to having my 21st Century Belinis, they are served in short glasses and far more fruity. That said, there is something nice about sampling something as it was intended and before it was modernised.

Harry's Bar Venice Italy

The place itself is kept in the same style as the day that it opened and while you cant stay here for more than 1 or two drinks due to its size, it is definitely worth going to know that you have been somewhere so iconic.

The Italian Ministry for Cultural Affairs declared it a national landmark in 2001. If its good enough for them, frankly its good enough for everyone!

I love Venice. I love Belinis. I love Harrys

Harry’s Bar – Calle Vallaresso, 1323, 30124 San Marco, Venezia VE, Italy