Giovanna Zanella, Venice

Giovanna Zanella, Venice

What to buy here: Handmade designer shoes. Shoes made in Italy mean elegance, fine leather and a perfect manufacturing. Could something be better than this? The answer is: yes – handmade Italian shoes. It really is a wonderful feeling wearing shoes that were handmade just for you. But it is not only the feeling – handmade Italian shoes are something really noble and worth the money. The 'lifetime' of such handmade shoes is also much longer than of the mass produced ones, you can wear such shoes for years and years. Of course, such shoes need good care – that's to say the right polish, oil and so on. Handmade Italian shoes are really an expression of the owner's personality – and one will never see someone wearing the same shoes because they are absolutely unique. Of course, they are not cheap, but all in all, they are usually absolutely worth the money.

If however you want something even more special, if you want your shoes to be a kind of art work, then you should visit Giovanna Zanella's shop. She is the most famous shoe-designer in Venice. Her shop is situated just about 200 meters away from the Rialto Bridge (address: Calle Carminati, San Lio 5641; open 9.30 am–1 pm and 3 pm–7 pm, closed on Sundays). Giovanna Zanella designs footwear for both men and women, and not only classical designs, she also mixes tradition and modernism to create truly unique footwear. She also uses and combines various materials like fabrics, leather and plastics. It's no wonder, that many so called VIP's (not only from Venice) frequent this store. The price range is from 500 EU and up to 1500 EU- depending on the special wishes of the customer.

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

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