Experimental Cocktail Club
Barbaglia manages the bar at the latest outlet of the renowned Experimental group, set in the Il Palazzo Experimental boutique hotel; the destination is fittingly Venetian, a restored Renaissance palace overlooking the Giudecca Canal in the Dorsoduro. It’s located just outside the tourist drag in the city’s sophisticated university district. “Our little bar’s been very busy with the opening,” Barbaglia says, gesturing to a cosy and stylish interior adorned with antique mirrors and marble. The clientele includes a mix of hotel guests and other curious visitors looking for something different. Cocktails are around €12 (£10.50), and Barbaglia’s top recommendation is the Ponte Lungo, made with Cachaça Yaguara, Cocchi Americano, fennel syrup and fresh lime juice.