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Possibly the most famous bar in Venice (and now a global chain), established in 1931 by Giuseppe Cipriani and frequented by the likes of Ernest Hemingway, Charlie Chaplin and Truman Capote. The Bellini was invented here in 1948 (along with carpaccio 2 years later), and you can sip the (tiny) signature concoction of fresh peach juice and prosecco for a mere 16.50€. Go for the history but don’t expect a five-star experience—most first-timers are surprised just how ordinary it looks inside. It also serves very expensive food, but just stick to the drinks. Open daily 10:30am to 11pm.