Venice does not have a single club, and though there’s a number of late-opening bars with DJs or live music, strict bylaws against late-night noise mean that the gig often entails nothing wilder than an aspiring singer-songwriter on acoustic guitar. The Teatro Malibran stages concerts by Italian rock outfits from time to time, but bands rarely come nearer than Padua, and the biggest names tend to favour Verona. Music in Venice, to all intents and purposes, means classical music.

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