Emilio Ceccato, Venice

Emilio Ceccato, Venice

What to buy here: A gondolier's hat. When walking through Venice, you will consider that most of the guys driving the gondolas across the water (the so-called „gondolieri“) are wearing hats. And they're wearing a specific type of hat. These hats are made of straw, previous to air and keeping ones head cool when the temperatures go up. It's also very comfortable to wear and the broad brim protects one from the sun. A bow (mostly in black, blue or red color) adds a beautiful finish touch to these hats. Easy to maintain, one only has to protect it from too much humidity. Such a hat is one of the most popular gifts tourists buy when staying in Venice. You can buy it at nearly every street corner, but beware! Most of this hats were produced somewhere in China or Taiwan, and the quality is often poor.

As you want to be sure to buy a real venetian product, you should visit the shop of Emilio Ceccato. This shop is specialized in gondolier's outfits. It is situated very close to the Rialto Bridge (address: "Sotoportego di Rialto"). Many many venetian gondoliers shop there - not only for hats but also, for instance, for those typical sweaters with crosswise stripes. The price for such a hat is 27 EU. The shop is opened daily (except Sundays) from 9.30 up to 18.

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Sight Name: Emilio Ceccato
Sight Location: Venice, Italy
Sight Type: Shopping
Guide(s) containing this sight: Rialto Brige Area Walking Tour  

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