Just beyond the Doge's Palace along the Degli Schiavoni is the Relais & Chateaux property, Hotel Londra Palace. I mention it because the hotel's LondraBar is small and quiet, with some outdoor veranda seating with excellent views of the lagoon. It is the sort of place where the cocktails are always worth the trek over, and far better than those made at local Venetian baccari or caffe. Look out for their bartender named Marco, one of Venice
's finest mixologists, who makes a perfect gin and tonic.