It might not be at all an Italian folklore celebration, but still, Saint Patrick’s day is celebrated in several Italian cities. Ireland’s patron day, occurring annually on 17 March, is especially popular in those cities that host a wide Irish or American expats community. The Feast of Saint Patrick commemorates Ireland’s saint patron, the bishop Patrick, and the arrival of Christianity in the island as well as the Irish heritage and culture in general. Usually, celebrations involve pub parties, folklore dances such as cèlidhs, public parades, and the wearing of shamrocks or green attire. Explore Venice’s most famous Irish pubs.
A map of these venues follows
Inishark Irish Pub
Located in the sestiere of Castello, this is one of the city’s most famous pubs. A stone’s throw from Rialto Bridge and Saint Mark’s square, the Inishark Irish Pub is tucked away in a small calle and has one of the best snacks and food in town (of course speaking of Irish food) such as mustard sandwiches and roast suckling pig.
Irish Pub Santa Lucia
Open from morning to late night in the sestiere of Cannaregio, the Irish Pub Santa Lucia is usually attended by locals and international guests. As most of the pubs in town, it offers varied programs of national and international sports events and an outdoor seating area overlooking Campo San Geremia.
Phone: +39 041 5242880
GPS: 45.44295, 12.32466
Where: Cannaregio 282/B – Sestiere Cannaregio
The Irish Pub
Phone: +39 041 0990196
GPS: 45.4415, 12.33413
Where: Corte dei Pali 3847 – Sestiere Cannaregio
Hard Rock Cafè
Hard Rock Cafè usually celebrates Ireland’s saint patron for a week, by offering Irish music and serving a special burger, whiskey or Guinness sauces.
Not the Irish way to party, but still a worthy American style option.
Phone: +39 041 5229665
GPS: 45.4341, 12.33685
Where: Bacino Orseolo 1192 – Sestiere San Marco