Venice - photo by Michelle Maria from Pixabay under Pixabay License
Venice - photo by Michelle Maria from Pixabay under Pixabay License

BEST SHOPPING IN VENICE: 12 PLACES TO VISIT

Venice is not really the first Italian city that comes to mind when it comes to shopping. Nonetheless, this “City of Water” has several shopping destinations to boast of. Here are some of the places for the best shopping in Venice, which can also be among the most Instagrammable places in the city:

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Best Shopping in Venice – Atelier Antonia Sautter

Famous for her haute couture collections, Antonia Sautter continues to captivate shoppers with pieces reminiscent of Italy’s elegant past. Stepping into her shop, one can find charming displays of jeweled shoes, assorted bags and velvet brocade home décor.

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Best Shopping in Venice – Ca’ Macana

At Ca’ Macana, you will be impressed by the number of Venetian carnival masks in store. While there, you can also join a mask-making workshop.

Best Shopping in Venice – Fortuny Showroom and Factory

Don’t be deceived by the almost run-down appearance of the façade of Fortuny Showroom and Factory. Once you step inside, you will be treated to a sophisticated showroom that features elegant handmade fabrics. While visitors are not allowed inside the factory, guests are always welcome to browse through the showroom. The gardens next to it can be explored by appointment.

Galleria Barcella

Tucked between two squares (Piazza Ferretto and Piazzale Luigi Candiani, Galleria Barcella is a covered walkway with several fashion boutiques, jewelry shops and cafes lining it. The shops at Galleria Barcella feature items from local Italian brands and designer labels. The mall is also a venue for late-night shopping events and evening art shows.

Giovanna Zanella Shoe Maker

Italian shoe-making is a world-famous tradition and when in Venice, Giovanna Zanella is a shop to definitely visit. The shop is known for made-to-measure custom shoes. Therefore, if you want footwear unlike no other, have your measurements taken in her shop, place your order over the web or phone and your new shoes will be ready in 2 months.

Il Prato

The artsy-craftsy would have a fill when they visit Il Prato, a craft store in San Marco, Venice. This historic boutique offers an interesting selection of household items, stationery, fashion accessories and other items.

Libreria Acqua Alta

If you are on a hunt for vintage titles or even current ones, this cozy, offbeat book shop is a must-visit. You can also find a lot of unique displays here, as well as several resident cats.

Micheluzzi Massimo

Looking for world-famous Venetian glass? Proceed to Micheluzzi Massimo. This art gallery houses the works of Massimo Micheluzzi – legendary murrina vessels that evoke different moods and reflect the Venetian atmosphere.

Nave de Vero

Nave de Vero is a contemporary mall bustling with brand-name shops and restaurants. It also features a grocery store and a giant screen if you want to keep tabs on Italy’s favorite sporting events.

Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet

Finding designer items at prices within reach in Venice should not be difficult with Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet. This outlet mall on Via Marco Polo is home to more than a hundred stores of designer brands, high-street labels and home goods.

Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella

Travel back in time at Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella, a traditional apothecary in Venice that sells herbal elixirs and perfumes. The antique interior of the Venice branch is equally intriguing, giving shoppers an apothecary experience of the centuries past.

T Fondaco dei Tedeschi

Craving for some duty-free shopping? Head to T Fondaco dei Tedeschi and browse through its selections of duty-free items, including fragrances and handbags.