You’ve finally arrived in Venice. Exactly: it’s just as you imagined. The city on water continues to be a surprise, every corner gives a new emotion to feel. It’s natural, even if you’ve just recently arrived, you are already thinking about the nostalgia you’ll have for the island when leaving. The remedy? Visit some of the best shops to purchase items to remember your Venetian stay.
If in fact you would like to take home a tangible memorabilia from this marvelous experience, its best to do things right. No plastic souvenirs, it wouldn’t give honor to Venice’s beauty. Avoid anonymous stands and plastic gondolas that are made in China. Make sure that they are not only handmade items but also products made by generations of artisans who continue to pass their art and tradition on for centuries.
Discovering the alternative and new short cuts of the city, you will emerge into a new perspective while shopping in Venice, where you will find stores and authentic products and original concepts studied in detail, just as tradition would have it Made in Italy. Unique and priceless items made by artisans. Don’t settle for imitations. From glass to jewelry, masks to accessories, prints and leather goods, Venice offers the best of the best. You won’t regret it. So here are a few suggestions to remember when shopping (on Venice Original you will find more ideas).
IL TABARRO SAN MARCO DI MONICA DANIELE
In the city center, between Campo dei Frari and San Polo, in a boutique that reminds you of the past, you can find an assortment of coats, hats, and accessories.
I VETRI A LUMI DI AMADI
Bruno Amadi is a Venetian glass artisan specialized in making miniature marine animals, birds and lagoon vegetation. In Calle dei Saoneri, near Campo San Polo.
POP-UP GALLERY DI PIERCING EYES (TEMPORARY STORE)
Glass and ceramics that are not only Venetian, they are excellently handcrafted too.
LA PIETRA FILOSOFALE
Traditional masks come to life in the Pietra Filosofale laboratory, in the San Marco quarter.
Franco Furlanetto is one of the few Venetian oar makers that continues to construct oars and forcole the traditional way.
The Pavone (peacock) is a small artisan boutique that for the past 30 years has been creating and decorating hand-made stationery, book binds, and covering various objects of all kinds.