WHAT TO BRING HOME? WHAT TO BUY IN VENICE?
As you can expect Venice has lot to offer for shopping.
Typical Venetian Products may be Murano Glass and artisan masks.
You will find loads of souvenir shops beware most are cheap cheap Chinese imitations; they may work great as inexpensive presents to bring home.
One of the first Shopping destinations could be Fondaco dei Tedeschi: Is a Shopping center with many shops and even a Michelin starred Restaurant. Near Rialto Bridge. Indoor space and a great rooftop terrace.
15 Minutes walk from St Mark Square you can find Vittorio Constantini Workshop
An interesting artisanal place for Masks 10 minutes walk from St Mark Is Paper Mache
Ventian Chandeliers? Head to Venini
Murano is the Island known for Glass Blowing.
Here you will find sisters Marina and Susanna Sent that produce Glass Jewellery and objects of art. Ideally small to take it back with you! If you don’t want to take the Vaporetto to Murano they have two branches in Venice.
In Murano there is also another glass jewelry designer : Davide Penso
From 1397 Seguso Family works with glass and by appointment only is possible to see them in action. They have two showroom in Venice and an Eshop on their site.
In case you need a Shoping Mall you can head to nearby City of Mestre at Le Barche
Tax Free Shopping If you reside outside the EU you can claim VAT back on items each costing more than € 155. Make sure they have the sticker in the window and ask for a form and save the Receipt. Items most leave Italy unused, you will need to show upon departure.
At Airport you find also a good selection of shops.