Piccolo Mondo

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Piccolo Mondo One of the few late-night discos in Venice, Piccolo Mondo is a semi-exclusive club that attracts a wild crowd of night owls with no consistent demographic save for their common desire to dance until the wee hours. Venice Italy 45.431768 12.327604
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Piccolo Mondo - Club in Venice.
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Party Earth Review One of the few late-night discos in Venice, Piccolo Mondo is a semi-exclusive club that attracts a wild crowd of night owls with no consistent demographic save for their common desire to dance until the wee hours. Getting... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    Daily 10pm–4am (Closed January and occasional Mondays)

  • Recommended as:

    • Night Spot

Party Earth Piccolo Mondo Review

The Scene

One of the few late-night discos in Venice, Piccolo Mondo is a semi-exclusive club that attracts a wild crowd of night owls with no consistent demographic save for their common desire to dance until the wee hours.

One of the few late-night discos in Venice, Piccolo Mondo is a semi-exclusive club that attracts a wild crowd of night owls with no consistent demographic save for their common desire to dance until the wee hours.

Getting through the studded iron door, however, is at the sole discretion of the eccentric owner, but once granted access, patrons enter into the bizarre retro world of this (in)famous venue with a style all its own.

In operation since the early 60s, the club’s dusty décor hasn’t changed much since the heady days of disco when pink and salmon walls accented by red leather and brass rails constituted sex appeal.

Around midnight, the diverse clientele of surprisingly clean-cut club-goers, some dressed in full club gear, begins to trickle in, and by 1am the expert DJ has elevated everyone’s disco fever to dangerous levels.

Patrons who need to cool down can head to the front bar or squeeze onto one of the overstuffed sofas on the perimeter.

Overall, though, there’s really only one thing for guests to do at Piccolo Mondo, and that’s to test out their wildest moves amid the strobe lights and swirling fog on the small dance floor – and that’s just what they do, making sure to catch fleeting reflections of themselves in the mirrored walls and shiny mini-stripper poles.

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Tip from Emma:

When you arrive, just ring the brass bell by the door. You may have to wait several minutes while the owner sizes you up through the peep hole, but lingering outside in the narrow alley just heightens Piccolo Mondo’s quirky mystique. Large parties should call ahead during business hours to reserve space.

  • Crowd

    Diverse, well-dressed, good-humored, and kind of silly, 20s to 40s.

  • Entertainment / Music

    DJ plays tunes to match the crowd, often a blend of house, techno, Latin, Italian pop, and R&B.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Entrance to the club is at the discretion of the owners and doorman, who often grant admittance based on the type of atmosphere they want to create and/or how potential guests will mix with the patrons already in the club.

    They may deny entrance to those who are inappropriately dressed or who appear inebriated.

  • Prices

    Cover charge €10, includes one drink. Beer €8, mixed drinks €9–€10.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Smart casual or clubwear. Excessively risqué attire discouraged.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Gets going every night after midnight.

  • Close By

    There are many pre-club bars in the nearby Campo Santa Margherita.

Piccolo Mondo User Reviews

Average rating:
Prepare Yourself to be Blown Away
L B. Feb 27, 2013
Oh, Piccolo Mondo. Where do I even begin to describe the night I spent in this little club on the island of Venezia? Even finding this nightclub was a bit of a happy accident. As the only real place to dance in Venice, we heard crazy stories but we unsure if we would actually get inside. It was located in a tiny alleyway- the only clue to its existence being the large wooden doors and intercom. You press the button and simply wait to see if you'll be granted access that night by the GIANT bouncer. Inside was a wonderland of lights, music, and bizarre characters that made the entire entry process more than worth it. We experienced one of the best DJ sets we've heard in Italy all while enjoying some pretty stellar drinks. After dancing until our heads were about to roll off, surrounded by crazy, eccentric locals and enthusiastic tourists, we ended by stumbling back out into the alleyway by 5am. Don't let anyone fool you into thinking Venice is a sleepy little town with no clubs; Piccolo Mondo blew us away. You can bet your ass, the stories you've heard about Piccolo Mondo are true.
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