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Venice Shopping Guide

For centuries, Venice was the epicenter of a mighty trading empire specializing in cultivating the world’s finest goods. It’s no surprise that the legacy lives on and flourishes today in a contemporary shopping culture obsessed with craftsmanship and detail. From boutiques presenting Italy’s most luxurious brands to family-owned shops passing artistry through generations, Venice offers one of the world’s most rewarding shopping experiences. Whether seeking contemporary fashions, original works of art, or unique trip mementos, treasure awaits in every neighborhood (sestiere).

San Marco / Rialto

Home to Venice’s largest concentration of famed attractions and international retailers, the area around St. Mark’s Square is shopping paradise. Sure, it’s overcrowded and loaded with a shocking assortment of cheap souvenir shops, but locals and visitors in-the-know beeline past tourist traps to find true Venetian goods. Artisan retailers like Gioielleria Eredi Jovon keep old-world tradition and creativity alive while the new luxury department story T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi exhibits modern glamour on the doorstep of the Grand Canal.

Top Places to Shop in Venice
T Fondaco Dei Tedeschi
1,234 reviews
Perched on the Grand Canal, only a few steps away from the Rialto Bridge, T Fondaco dei Tedeschi by DFS is Venice’s lifestyle department store. As part of DFS, the leader in luxury travel retail, T Fondaco dei Tedeschi provides Venice’s visitors and residents with a luxurious and seamless shopping experience like no other in the city.
Mercati di Rialto
1,209 reviews
Located near the landmark and arched Rialto Bridge (which you’ll see pictured in countless photos of Venice), this busy daily market stands in the commercial center of the city alongside the city’s famed Grand Canal. Venetian locals and international tourists alike frequent this centuries-old market for fruit, fish, and vegetables.
I Tre Mercanti
401 reviews
A classy and friendly gourmet shop where Venetian residents and visitors alike can find the best ingredients of the Italian culinary tradition. You will also be able to taste our signature Tiramisu made fresh every hour live in the window of our shop and available also for take away. Our Tiramisu is one of the most recognized local treat for sweet lovers. Wether you like it with is classic chocolate and coffe flavor or you want to try one of our 25 experimental fusion recipes our Tiramisu will give you a big smile and complement the whole venetian experience.
San Marco 801
100 reviews
Our family rule this boutique since 1974. We only sell original hand made Murano Glass items from Chandeliers to little animals. Our factory in Murano can satisfy any order you may wish. We also have a large selection of handcrafted venetian masks in papier-mache for the party during Carnival eve. We ship worldwide. Our staff is multilingual and professional.
Ca' Macana
543 reviews
Buy your mask for the next Venetian festival at this shop, which specializes in the traditional Commedia dell'arte, as well as Venetian styles.
The Merchant of Venice - San Fantin
71 reviews
Housed in an ancient chemist shop, Venice's premier parfumerie features a luxury line encased in Murano glass. The staff considers your favorite scents to help you discover the perfect perfume.
L'artista della barbaria
144 reviews
A spirit of play prevails in "The Artist of the Barbarian." Erika and Giancarlo share colorful stories of each mask's meaning while encouraging you to try different styles or make your own.
Sogno Veneziano Atelier
126 reviews
The aptly-named Dream of Venice lavishly showcases costumes and accessories, transporting those who cross the threshold into a fantasy world. Rentals include all accessories and hotel delivery.
Atelier Marega
158 reviews
In the heart of Venice, Atelier Marega means a wide range of masks: from the typical Venetian ones, the most fanciful and colored ones, to huge creations used also for smart fittings and furnishings. Mask are made of "paper-mache" according to the ancient traditions dated back to the beginning of the XIVth century. Morever, you can rent or buy theatrical and historical costumes, accessories, three-cornered hats, mantels, wigs, shoes and tuxedos. We are open every day from 10 AM to 7.30 PM. We have four shops in Venice: -Calle Larga San Polo 2940/b, Venezia (vicino alla chiesa dei Frari) -Fondamenta dell'Osmarin 4976/a
New Murano Gallery
541 reviews
A prime location on world-famous St. Mark's Square along with a focus on contemporary design sets this purveyor of Murano glass apart. This is the spot for purchasing a statement piece.
Ca' del Sol
133 reviews
A cocoon of hand-crafted masks in every shape and color beckons you through the door and may inspire you to become part of Venice's artistic tradition as a student in the 5-day mask-making workshop.
Artigianato d'Arte di Vianello Mauro
350 reviews
To purchase my studio is open from Monday to Saturday from 10.30 To 18.00. On request and payment I perform demonstrations with explanations of the production process for up to 5 people.
Gioielleria Eredi Jovon
449 reviews
Jewelry shop and cameo factory on the Rialto Bridge in Venice Real genuine Italian cameos: antique, custom, shell, blue agate, locket, pendant, brooch, ring, earrings, necklaces,wedgewood, black,coral, murano glass, venetian blackamoor, silver, gold, interesting museum pieces
Vecchia Murano
752 reviews
Near the iconic Bridge of Sighs resides one of Venice's most elegant glass showrooms. Stunning chandeliers and vases vie for attention, but prancing horses in all sizes and prices steal the show.
SCRIBA Venice
147 reviews
The art of penmanship is celebrated here with gusto. Handmade marble paper and stationery, journals bound on site with a vintage press, and calligraphy sets serve as unique gifts and mementos.
La Bauta
272 reviews
Artist laboratory of hand make masks in paper mache completly hand made following the old venetian tradition of the maschererei that begins from the 1300 In our laboratory you can find more than 520 kind of masks from the most traditional till our latest creation
Atelier Flavia
124 reviews
Since 1980 Venice Atelier specializes in creating handmade paper mache masks totally handmade in the tradition of "Maskmakers Venetians", embellished with precious fabrics, feathers, gold leaf and crystals ...Unique pieces. We also offer a wide range of tailored costumes for adults and children, coats, wigs and shoes, available for rental and sale. We also rent tuxedos.
Vetreria Murano Arte - VMA
356 reviews
Vetreria Murano Arte (VMA), recognizable by its characteristic red outline visible from Venice, spreads over an area of 3500 square meters in Calle San Cipriano 48/1, Murano (waterbus stop Murano-Colonna). At our premises you can visit for free the furnace and see the glass masters at work. We have an art gallery with 14 showrooms with the best of the Murano craftsmanship and a gift shop. We are open all days from 9am to 4pm.

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#1 of 415 Shopping in Venice
I was delighted with my purchase, a most beautiful ring of the highest quality craft men ship and I would highly recommend visiting this shop if you want the best handmade quality jewellery in Venice.
Once I found it I was richly rewarded by beautiful jewelry and an extremely friendly jeweler (one of the brothers who own the store) who explained to us that his specialty is cameos and coral/local stones.
#2 of 415 Shopping in Venice
Jessica gave us a little history lesson about the different types of masks and their meanings which was wonderful considering that one owner at a different mask shop in Venice responded to our question "Is there a...
I spent 2 days looking in shops for Venetian masks and then stumbled upon La Bauta where I saw hundreds of beautifully crafted masks of all types.
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#3 of 415 Shopping in Venice
... come across L'artista Della Barbaria when we were researching responsible tourism in Venice and we were so happy we traveled "off the beaten path" to meet Giancarlo and his wife, and to see their beautiful shop!
It's slightly off the main shopping streets, so the prices are good, with clear indication of which masks are local and hand-made.
#4 of 415 Shopping in Venice
Fabulous little shop, selling authentic, handmade items including marbled paper, leather bound books, glass pens etc. Owners are extremely knowledgeable and helpful.
I absolutely love this quaint little store, it has everything, gifts and souvenirs made with lovely paper made locally.
#5 of 415 Shopping in Venice
And visiting Mauro in his shop is a memory from lovely Venice we will all cherish.
Each time I buy something special to enjoy at home and remember Venice.
#6 of 415 Shopping in Venice
Amazing shop, amazing owner , amazing costumes, worth visiting, we loved it , this shop made Venice very special
At the time I paid 50 Euro for a 1 hour rental to be dressed in the costume that I chose to take my own pictures in.. this was a must do for me while I was visiting Venice Italy!
#7 of 415 Shopping in Venice
This is a small unassuming shop and easy to miss but well worth getting lost to find!
The finished product was amazing and each of our daughters said that it was their favorite activity of our trip!
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#8 of 415 Shopping in Venice
... cape for her so when we happened upon Atelier Marega we were like the proverbial "children in a sweet shop" :) Carlo was both patient and wise with us and the result was a magnificent cape of the highest quali...
It's obviously more expensive than all the touristic shops but you get what you pay for.
#9 of 415 Shopping in Venice
Perfect Little Cheese Shop With a Fantastic Owner!
We found this unassuming shop on an afternoon walk in Venice.
#10 of 415 Shopping in Venice
... Calle del Fontego, you can have bird-eye 360 views sweeping from the huge Rialto Bridge, the Grand Canal, the perfect St. Mark’s Basilica, St. Mark’s Bell Tower, the majestic Chiesa di San Giovanni e Paolo, Ca...
Spectacular view of the Rialto Bridge and Grande Canal - Free, toilets - Wow You must book to go to the luxury shop T Fondaco dei Tedeschi next to the Rialto Vaporetto bus stop - book online 15 minute visit to the...
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#11 of 415 Shopping in Venice
Wine, cheese, pasta, sauces, meats, biscuits, truffles and wonderful tiramisu!
We love to find a great little food shop while on holiday that gives the opportunity for food gifts and souvenirs.
#12 of 415 Shopping in Venice
First the shop is beautiful after it's the discovery of watercolors that touch your heart (colors, drawing) I framed the drawings I brought back and as soon as I look at them I feel like I'm there it's magical ...
Wanting to take home a small momento of Venice, I shopped for an iconic image with a whimsical and local touch- and found it with Monica’s art and talent.
#13 of 415 Shopping in Venice
After touring the various galleries, we ended up at Vetreria Murano.The showroom offers large selection of unique Murano art and beautiful chandeliers.
Stefano was very gracious during the glassblowing demonstrations & afterward as we shopped in the gallery.
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#14 of 415 Shopping in Venice
Thank you to the very kind & handsome owner, the highly-skilled artisan glassblowers, the most-cordial showroom guides, the stalwart captains of those famous mahogany floating 'limousines' which can transport you...
Water, prosecco and a ride back to San Marco were all provided courtesy of your gallery on a rainy day which, thanks to New Murano Gallery and our salesperson Mattia, gave my wife and I something to be very excite...
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#15 of 415 Shopping in Venice
Escape the crowds - we visited and enjoyed seeing this modern neo gothic palace on Guidecca vaporetto stop in front Tre Oci.
I especially liked being one of only a few visitors during our 90-minute visit.
#16 of 415 Shopping in Venice
This small museum is a bit off the beaten track but well worth a visit to see the fine painting of Carpaccio and his St. George scenes.
The main attraction are the four spectacular Carpaccio paintings which dominate the ground floor walls and viewers can spend hours working out their own interpretation of St George slaying the dragon.
#17 of 415 Shopping in Venice
After walking around Venice and seeing many shops with cheap Venetian masks We stumbled across this little beauty of amazing hand crafted genuine masks.
Our guide had pointed out this shop as one where they make their own masks and cloaks, etc. Amazing assortment and when they help you try on mask and cloak it is transforming!
#18 of 415 Shopping in Venice
Very friendly staff, very informative and excellent selection of biscuits/sweets/nuts/sauces and more, all or most unique to this shop.
The shops are well designed, include inviting chocolate fountain’s and welcoming staff offering yummy samples.
#19 of 415 Shopping in Venice
Amidst the waves upon waves of cheap (yet overpriced), touristy, leather-like gadgets that fill the main shopping streets, this unique store lies unassumingly in a corner of its own, on the beautiful Fondamenta de...
Wonderful shop - fantastic handmade items on offer - I really recommend taking the time to seek out the shop.
#20 of 415 Shopping in Venice
Wonderful fish market in the centre of Venice, just a short walk from rialto bridge, wonderful experience, the atmosphere was buzzing, well worth a visit.
Get up and go early when it’s just the housewives doing their shopping and enjoy a wonderful selection of fresh fruit, veg and fish to bring back for your dinner.
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#21 of 415 Shopping in Venice
But the hosts, their beautiful shop, their talents, their patience, friendliness, humour, good English, good value all made my trip to Venice worthwhile.
I bought a plague doctor mask that was one of a kind that we had not seen another like in the many shops we browsed.
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#22 of 415 Shopping in Venice
We picked lodging next to the # 1 Vaporetto boat route which takes us directly to the main sites & connects with boats to other exhibits.
Divided between the Arsenale and the Giardini pavillions, worth several days of repeat visits, so buy the multi-day ticket.
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#24 of 415 Shopping in Venice
Massimilano is kind, funny, creative, patient and also makes sure you are safe in the work environment (you are working with glass and flames) He closes his shop you have his undivided attention while you work and...
Takes about 5-7 minutes per person and it’s very hands-on and a lot of fun!
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#25 of 415 Shopping in Venice
We LOVED this decadent chocolate shop midway between the Rialto Bridge and Campo Santa Maria!
We sampled some of the chocolate and bought lots of gifts for family and friends to take back with us.
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#26 of 415 Shopping in Venice
Stefano Morasso Studio is an authentic, family-run, glass shop, tucked away in a restored old convent in a quiet residential area on Giudecca Island.
Our guide Marco bring us to visit the Murano glass here and we were impressed by the beauty of the colourful Murano glasses.
#27 of 415 Shopping in Venice
Wonderful shop but also they do a perfume workshop in Palazzo Monceigo I would highly recommend it.
There are other branches; this is the flagship store, set in a former apothecary shop with beautiful panelling and shelves.
#28 of 415 Shopping in Venice
Such amazing cheeses, olives, salumi, wines - this is a terrific shop, definitely come here!
#29 of 415 Shopping in Venice
They served meatballs, 2 rice dishes, baby carrots, green beans, various sliced meats, pasta with basil, potatoes, eggplant, pearl onions and bread.

Guarnieri Glass Factory

Murano 1.5 mi away
#1 of 63 Shopping in Murano
I have always loved Murano glass and wanted to see where it was made, well I did last week and watched an amazing demonstration of how they make these beautiful pieces, my husband and I then went to their shop the...
The showroom is an absolute delight to wander around enjoying the most beautiful ornaments and chandeliers on display.
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