Mar: Saint Patrick’s Day in Venice

by Elena Brunello
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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

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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.

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Address: Calle del Mondo Novo, 5787


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Phone: +39 041 5235300


GPS: 45.43706, 12.34007

Where: Calle del Mondo Novo 5787
Sestiere Castello

Irish Pub Santa Lucia

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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.

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Phone: +39 041 5242880


GPS: 45.44295, 12.32466

Where: Cannaregio 282/B – Sestiere Cannaregio

The Irish Pub

One of the best known pubs in town, the Irish Pub is a typical Irish pub with a Venetian atmosphere. It usually celebrates Saint Patrick with a weekend full of events.

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Phone: +39 041 0990196


GPS: 45.4415, 12.33413

Where: Corte dei Pali 3847 – Sestiere Cannaregio

Hard Rock Cafè

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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.

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Phone: +39 041 5229665


GPS: 45.4341, 12.33685

Where: Bacino Orseolo 1192 – Sestiere San Marco

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