Venice may look like it hasn't changed in hundreds of years, but wander behind St. Mark's Square and you'll find evidence to the contrary – the Hard Rock Cafe Venice.
This is the smallest Hard Rock Cafe in Europe, and it's located inside an historic Venetian building. One side of the restaurant overlooks a canal and what is typically a large gathering of gondolas – it's near one of the main pick-up points for visitors who want a gondola ride.
It's the place to go in Venice if you're craving classic American food and the only place to get those signature Hard Rock Cafe souvenirs. There's also a “Rock Shop” at the Rialto Bridge, if you just want to go shopping without eating at the restaurant.
The Hard Rock Cafe Venice is open daily from 11am-11:30pm, and the bar is open Sunday-Friday from 11am-12:30pm and Saturdays from 11am-1:30am. The shop at the restaurant is open daily from 10am-11pm, and the shop at the Rialto Bridge is open from 9:30am-11pm.