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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
1 317 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.
156 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.
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.
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.
Ca' del Sol
135 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.
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.
Atelier Marega
159 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
Gioielleria Eredi Jovon
476 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
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.
Vetreria Murano Arte - VMA
362 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.
Mercati di Rialto
1 221 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
409 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.
La Bauta
297 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
The Merchant of Venice - San Fantin
73 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.
Vecchia Murano
750 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.
Ca' Macana
549 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.
Sogno Veneziano Atelier
133 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.
Prosciutto e Parmigiano ham&cheese To Go
362 reviews
Our little Italian gastronomic specialty shop "Prosciutto e Parmigiano" is located between the Rialto bridge and Piazza San Marco, very close to Santa Maria Formosa bell tower. If you want to try genuine Italian taste and bring it back with you, the shop is a necessary step during your trip in Venice! Take-away service is available, provided with little dishes in order to let you taste our products while you are walking through the Venetian calli: wide selection of cheeses, cold cuts, hams, buffalo milk mozzarella and so on...

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#1 of 442 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.
The jewellery and craftsmanship is excellent I will be buying from the shop again and hope to visit as soon as I can get back to the beautiful city of Venice Thank you
#2 of 442 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...
We found this lovely shop while wandering around Venice and only saw the sign for costume photos by accident but we are very glad we did.
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#3 of 442 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!
There are many mask shops, but this is the one to stop at.
#4 of 442 Shopping in Venice
We came across this wonderful shop, selling a terrific range of authentic pens, pictures of Venice and lovely hand made books.
I absolutely love this quaint little store, it has everything, gifts and souvenirs made with lovely paper made locally.
#5 of 442 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 442 Shopping in Venice
Quieter part of town so you can avoid the crowds and chaos as well.....the Dorsoduro neighborhood is only across the Grand Canal and its totally worth searching out this shop!
The finished product was amazing and each of our daughters said that it was their favorite activity of our trip!
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#7 of 442 Shopping in Venice
Perfect Little Cheese Shop With a Fantastic Owner!
The owner gave us a marmalade as a gift for shopping there.
#8 of 442 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!
#9 of 442 Shopping in Venice
If you truly appreciate the art of mask making then you will find value and true craftsmanship at Sergio’s shop on the Rialto bridge!
In fact, most other shops, with a few exceptions, sell masks that are knock-offs of La Bottega dei Mascareri's imaginative and creative works....moreover, the other masks are largely made in China or Albania.
#10 of 442 Shopping in Venice
This is a high quality shop with gorgeous costumes and a delightful staff.
#11 of 442 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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#12 of 442 Shopping in Venice
Wine, cheese, pasta, sauces, meats, biscuits, truffles and wonderful tiramisu!
This place of course sells extraordinary Tiramisu (even a nutella flavoured Tiramisu!) but it also sells a lot of other edible gifts from Italy.
#13 of 442 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.
#14 of 442 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.
Allow yourself plenty of time to wander from shop to shop admiring all the stunning pieces on sale and display.
#15 of 442 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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#17 of 442 Shopping in Venice
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.
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#18 of 442 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!
#19 of 442 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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#20 of 442 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 442 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.
#22 of 442 Shopping in Venice
There is much to enjoy at the Biennale without committing to tickets for the Arsenale and Giardini main sites.
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#23 of 442 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...
You should really visit the shop and Massimiliano and do some beautiful art!
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#24 of 442 Shopping in Venice
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#25 of 442 Shopping in Venice
His Sculptures are made in wood...He carves Raincoats, hats, bags, bra and panties, all the clothes line, But also conceptual sculptures like a brain perfectly studied.
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#26 of 442 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.
#27 of 442 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.
#28 of 442 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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#29 of 442 Shopping in Venice
Wonderful shop but also they do a perfume workshop in Palazzo Monceigo I would highly recommend it.
Beautiful store, you know your walking into a place of history and higher class environment.
#30 of 442 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.
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