By Expedia Team, on February 11, 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Shopping in Venice

“Along with excellent dining, romantic experiences and fascinating museums and historic sites, one of Venice’s biggest draws is shopping. You can find everything from traditional handicrafts to upscale boutiques if you know where to look. Take a look at this guide to Venice shopping to discover the best shopping areas in Venice and plan your trip.


Le Mercerie

For world-class shopping in Venice, there’s no better place than Le Mercerie. The shopping area is comprised of several streets between Ponte di Rialto and Piazza San Marco and boasts some of the best designer shopping in the city. You can find the hottest trends and luxury investment pieces from brands like Chanel, Gucci and Prada, all within the same area.

San Samuele

If you’re looking for funky or unique shopping, head to San Samuele. The area is filled with craft stores, art galleries and independent boutiques with one-of-a-kind pieces. You can visit places like Palwer for unique jewellery and accessories, or find fine Italian fabrics at Chiarastella Cattana, Italy’s go-to for textile goods.

Salizada San Moisè

Located near Piazza San Marco, Salizada San Moisè is a luxury shopping street with the top Italian brands. If you’re looking to spend some cash on high-end shopping, this is the place. You can find shops for brands like Etro, Versace and more. Even if you don’t want to buy, it’s fun to window-shop and gaze at masterpieces of fashion from some of the best brands in the world.

Calle Larga XXII Marzo

For more luxury brands, visit Calle Larga XXII Marzo. The street is filled with designer boutiques from Italian and international designers such as Burberry, Bulgari and Salvatore Ferragamo. It’s not only home to some of the top brands in fashion, but it’s also the place to go for the latest in ready-to-wear styles. In between the designer shops, you’ll find niche boutiques with leather goods, timepieces, contemporary jewellery and more.


Ca’ del Sol Maschere

If your plan is to pick up some authentic Venetian souvenirs, there’s no better place than Ca’ del Sol Maschere. The store is filled with shops that sell vintage and handcrafted Carnival masks and accessories. Though you can find Venetian masks throughout the city, these masks are among the highest in quality, design and craftsmanship.


Another staple of Venice is Murano glass, which has been produced for the past 1,500 years. Most of the Murano glass is produced on the island of Murano, where you can find a range of authentic glass-making shops and studios that sell a variety of glass art. The shops offer both cristallo, a transparent Murano glass, and lattimo, a type of milk glass that looks like porcelain.


Burano is a small island that’s mainly known for one thing: lace. Just a short boat ride away, the fishing island is a great place for sightseeing and shopping for lace. Famous all over the world, Burano lace has been in production for over 500 years. There’s even a lace museum. You can find little shops and studios with genuine lace all over the island, and even though it’s pricey, it’s the best in the world.


Rialto Market

Located near the Rialto Bridge, the Rialto Market is a mainstay in the city. The historic market has been around for almost a thousand years, receiving barges packed with goods at dawn. Though the atmosphere can be a bit chaotic at times, it’s a fascinating experience. You should arrive early to get the pick of the stalls’ goods, especially fish, meat and produce.

Mercatino di San Maurizio

If you’re looking for antiques, be sure to stop in Mercatino di San Maurizio. Among the top markets for antiques, Mercatino di San Maurizio takes place a few times a year and boasts stunning antiques you’re unlikely to find anywhere else. If you’re planning a visit, be sure to allot enough time to peruse the stalls for hidden treasures.

Mercatino delle Robe da Mar

Located on Via Garibaldi in the Castello District, Mercatino delle Robe da Mar is the top market to pick up unique handicrafts, vintage clothing, antique homewares and quirky souvenirs. The market is only open in October, so be sure to visit if you’re in Venice during that time.

Ready for your shopping trip?

From Venetian masks and accessories to handmade lace and luxury brands, there’s something for everyone in Venice. Now that you know all the best shopping spots in Venice, you’re ready to plan your trip. Take a look at Venice holidays from Expedia to save on your trip and plan for an unforgettable experience!”