The new Aperol bar and restaurant just opened in the heart of Venice, where a peculiar design concept drives to a new way of experiencing one of the city’s most characteristic rituals: the Italian aperitivo.
Measuring over 200 sqm (90 of which are outdoors), the restaurant-bar is housed in the spaces of a historic Venetian palace in Campo Santo Stefano, just a short distance from the Accademia Bridge. The interior combines Venetian values and the brand’s distinctive style, capturing all at once both Aperol’s century-long heritage and the contemporary spirit of the Aperol Spritz.
Terrazza Aperol is a fluid, interactive and dynamic space with 2 areas within that join together but have their own separate entrances: the “Bacaro” bar, a traditional space offering an authentic Venetian aperitivo, and the restaurant area. Both spaces blend seamlessly with the large 90-square-metre outdoor terrace that looks out onto Campo Santo Stefano.
For the interiors, traditional elements have been reinterpreted to bring the space into the 21st century. Venetian mirrors become digital monitors for sharing photos with other Aperol bars around the world. Hand-crafted stucco and wood flooring reclaimed from Venetian “bricole” (navigation poles from the lagoon) are combined with pops of orange. There is a mid-20th-century-inspired bar with 3D-produced recycled polycarbonate panels, and benches with classical forms are paired with neutral fabrics and contemporary style. In celebration of Aperol’s iconic color, the restaurant bar features plenty of orange details, from the edging of the seating and the orange bathroom to the shelves and mirrors. This orange “fil rouge” flows through the different spaces and gives a truly distinctive touch.