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The Venetian fleet is among the oldest in the world. If you have fallen in love with the typical Venetian boats or gondolas, head to Gilberto Penzo and buy an elaborate miniature to take home with you. And if you wish to build one by yourself, you can also buy a kit with full instructions included.
- Address: Calle Seconda dei Saoneri, 2681, Venice
- Phone: +39 041 524 6139
- More Info: www.veniceboats.com/eng-home.htm
- Opening House: Mon–Sat 8:30am–5pm
- More Info: Near the Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari
Drogheria Màscari is the oldest traditional food and spices store in the centre of Venice. The shop was opened near the Rialto Bridge in Calle degli Spezieri, the spices merchants' street. It offers a wide range of the best distinctive products of traditional Italian cuisine, including truffles, teas, dried mushrooms, balsamic vinegar as well as…
Banco Lotto n.10
By the will of the Municipality of Venice, Banco Lotto 10 was opened in 2003 in an attempt to exhibit the fruit of a retraining program at the women's prison on Giudecca. The stylish clothes and accessories you find here are all designed and hand-made by inmates who work in the boutique assisted by many…
Libreria Acqua Alta
Even if you are not looking for a new book, this unique, offbeat store is well worth a visit. This self-proclaimed "most beautiful bookstore in the world" contains thousands of books, magazines, and maps lying helter-skelter in glutted rooms or inside bathtubs, waterproof bins, and gondolas. Do not be afraid if you see cats prowling,…
Giuliana Longo - Modisteria a Venezia
This tiny shop is officially recognised as a historical location of the Veneto Region. In this small boutique, you can find all kinds of hats of the highest quality. If you need a gondolier's hat in your wardrobe, you will find it here along with wool hats, hats for the carnival, wedding hats, and original…
The Vascellari family has been in the world of optics for several generations, and the shop on Ruga Rialto has been around since 1964. They design their own eye-wear brand and pay close attention to finding the perfect pair of glasses for every customer, taking into account their individual face shape and personal style.
At Arnoldo Battois, elegance is a lifestyle. These two Venetian designers specialise in producing accessories, especially handbags. The meticulous attention to precious details and the use of cutting-edge architecture give life to the most outstanding craftsmanship made in Italy, presented on the catwalks of Milan each season.
Marina e Susanna Sent
Located on the island of Murano, Marina e Susanna Sent is a jewellery workshop specialising in the production of glass pieces such as sculptures, plates, and lampshades. The combination of innovation and traditional methods renders the Sent sisters' creations unique even though their work embraces simplicity. Don't miss two other shops in Dorsoduro and St.…
Prosciutto e Parmigiano
Italy is known for its good food made from local high-quality products, and of the best places to get them is at Prosciutto e Parmigiano, a little Italian gastronomic speciality shop near Piazza San Marco. Don't miss the dry cured Prosciutto di Parma and the Prosciutto di San Daniele, or the 30-month-aged Parmigiano Reggiano, among…
As a city on the water, Venice could not be spared from the passage of pirates. Master jeweller Sigfrido has been creating rings, necklaces, and other jeweller's masterpieces combining experience, originality, and craftsmanship techniques perfected since the XVII century. Every piece of art is enriched with details like skulls and colourful stones.
The Venetian fleet is among the oldest in the world. If you have fallen in love with the typical Venetian boats or gondolas, head to Gilberto Penzo and buy an elaborate miniature to take home with you. And if you wish to build one by yourself, you can also buy a kit with full instructions…
Designer Outlet Noventa di Piave
Located about 40km from Venice, this outlet offers the most luxurious brand names in fashion at reduced prices (by 35% to 70%) throughout the year. Brands like Armani, Gucci, Prada, Bottega Veneta, Valentino, Burberry, Versace, and many more can all be found at the Designer Outlet Noventa di Piave. There are also a few eateries…