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
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
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

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
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
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
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

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Religious Edifices Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Museums & Galleries Tour

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

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Northern Venice Attractions Walking Tour

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

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

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km

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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...