San Marco Souvenir Shops, Venice

It would be a pity to leave Venice without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs that are unique to Venice. Pop into the specialty shops of San Marco suggested in this tour to find the most beautiful and original items.
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San Marco Souvenir Shops Map

Guide Name: San Marco Souvenir Shops
Guide Location: Italy » Venice (See other walking tours in Venice)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Author: Daniel
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Rubelli Venezia

1) Rubelli Venezia

What to buy here: Fabrics.

Fabrics can be a perfect gift to bring back from Venice. Precious brocade, damasks, pillows, Gobelins, curtains, drapes for your dining tables, chairs and more are offered by a very old family company in it's showroom and shop near the "Canal Grande". The company called „Rubelli Venezia“ was founded in Venice in the year 1858. That means that the products combine the experience of five generations with very old venetian know-how. Today, Rubelli is...   view more
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Il Merletto

2) Il Merletto

What to buy here: Burano Lace. Burano lace is as world famous as Murano glass. Burano is an unique island which can be reached from Venice by boat in about one hour. The lace has been manufactured for over 400 years and is still exported nearly all over the world. The technique of producing the lace is very complicated and therefore one can say that this lace really is an artwork – it has nothing to do with mass-production.

In the middle of the 19th century, there was only one single woman...   view more
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Cenedese

3) Cenedese

What to buy here: Muranoglass. This glass is world famous. There is only one place in the world where it is manufactured: the small island of Murano, situated near Venice. If you want to visit the island, that is no problem: just take the boat (the so called „Vaporetto“) – the journey will last just a few minutes. Being there, you have the opportunity to watch the production of Muranoglass (and buy it) because many factories are open for visitors. (By the way: some hotels in Venice offer...   view more
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Fonderia Artistica Valese

4) Fonderia Artistica Valese

What to buy here: Venetian Doorknockers. Doorknockers are typical for the region (the „Veneto“) and particularly for Venice. When you are walking around the city, you can see them on many doors of the historic venetian houses and buildings. Doorknockers are made of metal and often show the head of an animal – in Venice, this is normally a lion's head. To this head a ring is fixed which one can use in order to knock on the door. Of course, doorknockers and especially the ring have to...   view more
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Marco Francalli

5) Marco Francalli

What to buy here: Il mondo in miniatura- Venice as a miniature.

Venice is such a marvelous town. It is absolute unique – no other city in the world is like Venice. And nearly everyone in the world knows some of the uncountable miracles Venice is presenting to its visitors: San Mark's square, the Rialto Bridge, the Grand Canal with the gondolas and palaces, the fish-market... Wouldn't it be nice to take a small piece of Venice back home (but not these plastic-gondolas made in...   view more
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Paolo Brandolisio

6) Paolo Brandolisio

What to buy here: A "forcola" scaled model or even a real one. Forcola is the Italian word for something very unique, very important and absolutely typical for Venice. A forcola is a part of a Venetian gondola. If you watch a gondola while sailing, you will easily recognize it: it's the thing where the driver of the gondola fixes his oar for rowing – it's the oar holder. Both the oar and oar holder are some of the most important parts of a Venetian gondola. And indeed,...   view more

Walking Tours in Venice, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Venice

Create Your Own Walk in Venice

Creating your own self-guided walk in Venice is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Best Sights of San Marco Walking Tour

Best Sights of San Marco Walking Tour

San Marco is one of the six sestieri (neighborhoods) of Venice, set in the very heart of the city. It is known primarily as the home of the eponymous Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square) and other notable locations, such as Saint Mark's Basilica, the Doge's Palace, Harry's Bar, the Palazzo Dandolo, San Moisè, the La Fenice theatre, the Palazzo Grassi and several churches. Once the seat of the Venetian government, the district is densely packed with many hotels, banks and expensive shops prompted, as of lately, by the influx of tourists. In large part, San Marco makes Venice what it is and, as such, demands exploration!

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Dorsoduro Walking Tour

Dorsoduro Walking Tour

Dorsoduro is one of the six districts of Venice, whose name translates as “hard bridge” from Italian, due to the area's relatively high terrain. The city's highest spots, along with Giudecca Island and Isola Sacca Fisola, are found here. Dorsoduro is home to some of Venice's most picturesque canals, historic locations and cultural venues, including Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Campo San Barnaba and Campo Santa Margherita. If modern art and historic architecture combined sounds like your kind of fun, Dorsoduro is the right place to go.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Museums & Galleries Tour

Museums & Galleries Tour

The whole of Venice is a museum of art, of beauty, of architecture, of great food and laces, of life and history. Such a wonderful, extraordinary and unique city deserves a deeper breathing of its air. We offer you a little tour to explore by foot the beauty called Venice - the city of the arts and love.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Lido Island Walking Tour

Lido Island Walking Tour

Lido is the largest island of Venice city. It is long, but not wide at all, very different from the circular form of the main city. Lido is known for its very popular places, a movie was made here and there are some other secrets that this particular guide offers you. Ready for adventure? Ride on!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.6 km
Northern Venice Attractions Walking Tour

Northern Venice Attractions Walking Tour

The Northern Area of Venice is full of places of great historical and cultural importance. This tour offers you a view of some of the loveliest churches of Venice such as the Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo and Chiesa dei Santissimi Apostoli.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.2 km
Grand Canal Walking Tour

Grand Canal Walking Tour

Grand Canal is the main channel in Venice. The channel has an "S" form dividing the main districts of Venice. Public transport is provided by water buses and private water taxis, but for tourists, it is recommended that they visit it by gondola. On both sides of the Grand Canal are established the most beautiful buildings dating from the 12th to the 18th centuries that tell the story of a thousand years of Venetian splendor.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.2 km

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15 Distinctively Italian Things to Buy in Venice

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Venice has been a tourist mecca for over a century now, with millions of visitors flocking in every year to see this unique place on the face of the Earth. Many, if not all, of these people seek to obtain something memorable as a token of their stay in this city. By far, not all of them know which...