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The whole city is a unique sight in itself, there is nothing like it anywhere else in the world. The best way to explore Venice is by foot.
Palazzo Ducale

Palazzo Ducale, aka the Doge’s Palace, used to be the residence of the Doge of Venice, and also a space where the government could lodge. Both court and prison were located within the palace walls, but today the building is a museum.

​Address: Palazzo Ducale San Marco,1 Venice​Phone: +39 041 2715911​Website: http://www.museiciviciveneziani.it
Basilica di San Marco

The full name in Italian is Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco, but people will know what you’re talking about if you say Saint Mark’s Basilica. This cathedral church is the most famous of churches in Venice, presenting an impressive mosaic exterior as well as a striking interior.

​Address: Piazza San Marco, Venice​Phone: +39 041 270 8311​Website: http://www.basilicasanmarco.it
Grand Canal

The Grand Canal is the largest canal in town, almost 4 km long and at places as wide as 90 metres with an average depth of 5 metres. Public transport is available in the form of vaporetti - water buses, gondolas and water taxis. There are plenty of famous buildings located along the river and it is crossed by three bridges.

​Address: Canal Grande, Venice
Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Peggy Guggenheim was the wife of the artist Max Ernst and the museum is housed in Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, which is her former home. Her art collection were opened to the public in 1951 and people can now enjoy art from European and American art from the first half of the 20th century.

​Address: 704 Dorsoduro, Venice​Phone: +39 041 240 5411​Website: http://www.guggenheim-venice.it
Piazza San Marco

Piazza San Marco, aka Mark’s Square, is the biggest square in Venice, and the most famous one too. If you truly want to understand the might of the former Venetian empire this is the place to visit. The square is full of interesting and impressive sights, one of the being the campanile - bell tower - from where you can get a splendid view of Venice.

​Address: Piazza San Marco, Venice
Ca’ Rezzonico

Longhena’s palazzo is one of the most beautiful buildings in the whole city. It was completed in 1756, over 100 years after the first day of construction and today it serves as a museum, Ca’ Rezzonico, with an interesting display of 18th century Venice.

​Address: Dorsoduro 3136, Venice​Phone: +39 041 241 0100​Website: http://www.carezzonico.visitmuve.it
Ca’ Pesaro

Ca’ Pesaro is the city’s modern art museum, located in an old palazzo facing the Grand Canal. Very exciting art can be found in the Oriental art department: 30,000 objects from Japan, China and Indonesia.

​Address: Santa Croce 2076, Venice​Phone: +39 041 721 127​Website: http://www.capesaro.visitmuve.it
Rialto Fish Market

This fish and vegetable market has been around since the year 1097, and there is a frantic activity here, especially early in the mornings. The fishmongers, the bustling scenes, the old façades and the canal combine for an experience by all senses. The city’s best butcher shops are also nearby.

​Address: Rialto, Venice​More info: Close to the Rialto Bridge
Musica a Palazzo

The Opera is intimate, moving and all around a great way to spend your evening. Have a look at their website what is on while you are there, this is truly a unique experience.

​Address: Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto, S. Marco 2504, Venice​Phone: +39 340 971 7272​Website: http://www.musicapalazzo.com
Interpreti Veneziani

Whether or not you are a fan of classical music, the Interpreti Veneziani is a welcoming, lovely break from the city´s pulse. Take one evening to enjoy the harmony brought to you by the orchestra.

​Address: Chiesa San Vidal - San Marco 2862/B, Venice​Phone: +39 041 277 0561​Website: http://www.interpretiveneziani.com
St. Mary of the Friars

St. Mary was built in the 13th century and is an important landmark in Venice. It holds many masterpieces of Venetian art from the Renaissance period and is simply a delight for the eye.

​Address: Campo dei Frari, San Polo, Venice​Phone: +39 041 272 8611​Website: http://www.basilicadeifrari.it
San Giorgio Maggiore

San Giorgio Maggiore is one of the islands around Venice. This is another perfect picture opportunity to capture the gorgeous panoramic view of Venice.

​Address: Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice
Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana

This library is housed in a beautiful Renaissance building and is an exquisite visit in Venice. This is a perfect spot to become more familiar with Venice history.

​Address: Piazzetta San Marco 7, Venice​Phone: +39 041 240 7211​Website: http://www.marciana.venezia.sbn.it
Museo di Storia Naturale

If the children are tired of walking around then this is a nice place to visit. Here you will find a great collection of animals and botanical exhibits. The museum houses an interesting display of fossils and preserved animals.

​Address: Santa Croce 1730, Venice​Phone: +39 041 275 0206​Website: http://www.msn.visitmuve.it
Torcello Island

Torcello is a small island which does not lie on the typical tourist path in Venice. On the island you will find the oldest Byzantine church in Venice, which is truly amazing in the sunset, and almost a bit spooky.

​Address: Torcello, Venice
Scuola Grande di San Rocco

Let yourself be swept away by the beautiful renaissance paintings at this gallery. The Venetian painter Tintoretto was paid to provide art for the halls of the Scuola and his master pieces are still there to watch. Take the audio tour to get a deeper knowledge of the artist and his works.

​Address: Campo San Rocco, 3052, San Polo, Venice​Phone: +39 041 523 4864​Website: http://www.scuolagrandesanrocco.it
Chiesa di Santa Maria dei Miracoli

This beautiful church is the most requested for weddings in Venice and when you step inside you will understand why. It has the same beauty as the bigger Saint Marks basilica but is of a more reasonable size. It is said to have been built by leftovers of Saint Mark's basilica and its nickname is "the jewel box" because of its beauty.

​Address: Campo dei Miracoli, Cannaregio, Venice​Phone: +39 041 275 0462
Gondola Ride

There are several different tour operators offering different types of Gondola tours. You can choose between the more romantic style with a singer singing serenades for you and your loved one, or maybe a more classical sightseeing tour with a guide telling you the history of all beautiful buildings. There are even tours where you can learn how to row the Gondola yourself.

​Phone: +39 347 7250637​Website: http://www.rowvenice.com
Ponte di Rialto

The Rialto Bridge is one of the bridges that crosses Canal Grande. Be prepared to meet a lot of other tourists here since this is one of the most well-known landmarks of Venice. The architecture is amazing and when you think about that it is built on approximately 12,000 wooden pilings, over 400 years ago, you might think twice before you decide to step your foot on it.

​Address: Rialto bridge, Venice
Ponte dei Sospiri

Ponte dei Sospiri means the Bridge of Sighs, and it has got its sad name from the condemned prisoners passing it to their way to the execution. The covered bridge connects the prison with the interrogation room in Doge's Palace and it crosses the Rio di Palazzo. If you happen pass under it at sunset, the same time as the bells of St Mark's Campanile are ringing, remember to kiss your loved one and the legend says that you will have eternal love.

​Address: Ponte dei Sospiri, Venice
Venice has a large variety of restaurants. As usual with Italian cities, the best dining experience can be had at a simple neighbourhood trattoria off the tourist strips. Venice has many culinary specialities, like bigoli in an anchovy and mushroom sauce, or castraure—tiny artichokes with Parmesan shavings and olive oil. Make sure to always look at the bottom of the menu to see if a service fee is added to your bill. "Service included" or "12% added/charged" means that another 12% of the total cost will be added to your bill. "Non cover" means no service fee included in the price and no additional charge.
Da Fiore

This used to be a neighbourhood bar serving una ombra (a shadow), Venetian slang for a glass of wine. Today Da Fiore could quite possibly be the city’s best restaurant, with sober décor and dishes like misto crudo (marinated raw fish) and pennette with crayfish tails and broccoli.

​Address: San Polo 2002, Venice​Phone: +39 041 721 308​Website: http://www.dafiore.net
Locanda Cipriani

The restaurant Locanda Cipriani is part of the world famous luxury hotel by the same name, but you can’t really tell. The décor is simple, the atmosphere relaxed, and the menu includes traditional dishes such as pappardelle with veal liver.

​Address: Piazza Santa Fosca 29, Venice​Phone: +39 041 730 150​Website: http://www.locandacipriani.com
Osteria Vini da Pinto

Bacaria’s are simple places to eat cicchetti, a Venetian tapas. Da Pinto is close to the Rialto fish market and the brave amongst you might try the masanette, tiny green crabs that are eaten whole, shell and all.

​Address: San Polo 367, Venice​Phone: +39 041 522 4599​Website: http://www.vinidapinto.it
Da Mamo

Italy, as a country, is world famous for making great pizza. Da Mamo serves classic Italian pizza as well as traditional and historical Venetian dishes right in the heart of the city.

​Address: San Marco, 5251, Calle Stagneri, Venice​Phone: +39 041 523 6583​Website: http://www.damamo.it
Osteria La Zucca

La Zucca provides an excellent option if you’re tired of pizza and pasta and crave fresh veggies. The restaurant is small and inviting, situated next to a picturesque bridge and don’t worry if you arrive via the water, there’s also a door facing the canal.

​Address: Santa Croce 1762, Venice​Phone: +39 041 524 1570​Website: http://www.lazucca.it
Alfredo's - Fresh Pasta To Go

Alfredo´s lies hidden on a small side street in the city. This is a great option for a lunch as you can choose from different pasta and the owner will help you with the best sauce option for your choice.

​Address: Calle De La Casseleria 5324, Venice​Phone: +39 335 548 7020
Cantinone Gia Schiavi

Cantinone Gia Schiavi is the perfect place to go to if you are looking for Italian style tapas accompanied by a nice glass of wine. Go for a mix of cicchetti, you will not be disappointed!

​Address: Dorso Duro 992, Venice​Phone: +39 041 523 0034
Riviera

Riviera is situated in a relaxed environment combined with soft music creating the perfect atmosphere for a wonderful dinner. The seafood here is lovely and the sommelier will help you find the perfect wine to your dinner.

​Address: Dorsoduro 1473, Venice​Phone: +39 041 522 7621​Website: http://www.ristoranteriviera.it
Algiubagio

The beautiful view along with the amazing food makes this a restaurant that you cannot miss. The prices are higher here but once you have tried the food and enjoyed the atmosphere you will find it worth your visit.

​Address: Fundamente Nuove, Cannareggio 5039, Venice​Phone: +39 041 523 6084​Website: http://www.algiubagio.net
Osteria Antico Giardinetto

Osteria Antico Giardinetto is a lovely family run restaurant close to Rialto fish market. Here you will find fresh Mediterranean cuisine and fish in a warm atmosphere.

​Address: Calle dei Morti 2253, Venice​Phone: +39 041 722 882​Website: http://www.anticogiardinetto.it
Ristorante Ribot

At Ristorante Ribot you can enjoy delicious vegetarian cuisine and salads, all made with fresh products from the market. Choose between sitting in their flower garden or inside in the cosy atmosphere.

​Address: Fondamenta Minotto, 160 (Santa Croce), Venice​Phone: +39 041 524 2486​Website: http://www.ristoranteribot.com
Ristorante Marco Polo

Ristorante Marco Polo is a lovely little restaurant which is located close to St Mark’s square. It is an authentic Italian style restaurant which combines traditional cuisine with modern flavours.

​Address: Via Forte Marghera 67, Venice​Phone: +39 041 989 855​Website: http://www.ristorantemarcopolo.it
Devil's Forest Pub

Venice is not a city which you usually associate with pubs, but if you are in the mood for an English style pub serving a mix of burgers, hotdogs and Italian food then this is the place to be. If this is not convincing enough, you should know that they show live football and rugby.

​Address: Calle Stagneri 5185, Venice​Phone: +39 041 520 0623​Website: http://www.devilsforestpub.com
Ristorante a Beccafico Arte

In the bright and modern atmosphere of Ristorante a Beccafico Arte, genuine Italian dishes are served by friendly and efficient waiters. The combination of these two important pieces makes guests coming here for the first time, want to come back, over and over again.

​Address: Cannaregio 2289/C Strada Nuova, Venice​Phone: +39 041 2759 220​Website: http://www.abeccaficoarte.com​Opening hours: Closed on Tuesdays
When it comes to cafés in Venice it is the same as with restaurants—the best valued places are located a couple of blocks away from the tourist strips. Take a stroll and find your own favourite café!
Rosasalva

One of the city’s best patisseries, good for breakfast or coffee. Try some of the local specialities like zaleti, made with corn flour, or crunchy baicoli. When the weather is nice most people choose to sit by the tables on the square.

​Address: San Marco 950, Venice​Phone: +39 041 521 0544​Website: http://www.rosasalva.it
Majer Piazzale Roma

Majer is a combined bakery and café located in a quaint alleyway. Their philosophy to every day enjoy a few moments of sweetness and tastiness should indeed inspire us all.

​Address: Santa Croce 287/A, Piazzale Roma, Venice​Phone: +39 041 710835​Website: http://www.majer.it
Grancaffè Quadri

Grancaffè Quadri offers breakfast, dinner, and everything in between. It is an excellent venue to either sit down during the day and have a sandwich and a cup of coffee, or in the evening with a glamorous cocktail or luxurious glass of wine.

​Address: Piazza San Marco, 121, Venice​Phone: +39 041 522 2105​Website: http://www.caffequadri.it
Caffé Florian

This historical café/bar opened its door in 1720 and is located at the famous St. Mark’s Square. This café is one of the oldest in Italy and known all over the world, it has even become an attraction.

​Address: Piazza San Marco, Venice​Phone: +39 041 520 5641​Website: http://www.caffeflorian.com
Gelato Fantasy

Gelato is the Italian word for ice cream, and in Italy this usually entails a frozen sweet treat. Don’t be surprised if your ice cream has a tasty topping of fresh fruit and/or nut purée. Gelato Fantasy also offers sherbet prepared daily with fresh fruit.

​Address: Calle dei Fabbri, Venice​Phone: +39 041 522 5993​Website: http://www.gelatofantasy.com
La Mela Verde

If you are craving crepes, or even if you are not, you should visit La Mela Verde. Try their divine crepes, and while you are at it, go for their delicious gelato.

​Address: Fondamenta de L'osmarin-Castello, Venice​Phone: +39 349 195 7924
Venice has many good bars, primarily in the Dorsoduro district, but there’s no "party scene." The city’s youth travel to Venice’s modern sister city, Mestre, on the main land. In the summer, they go to the seaside town of Jesolo.
Cafè Noir

Cafè Noir is a lively place popular with students, and always packed to the rafters. At its best when spontaneous, and sometimes wild, parties erupt in the later hours of the night.

​Address: Viale Venezia, 101, Venice​Phone: +39 0431 722 076​Website: http://www.cafenoir.biz
Piccolo Mondo

Piccolo Mondo is a bar with a club feel to it. Or maybe the other way around—a club with a bar vibe. Parts of the student population seem to make it here, too.

​Address: Calle Contarini-Corfù, Venice​Phone: +39 41 520 0371​Website: http://www.piccolomondo.biz
Harry’s Bar

This is the original, the bar that all other "Harry’s" around the world are modelled after. The Bellini, the champagne and peach drink was invented here. Harry’s Bar focuses on creating an inviting atmosphere that welcomes everybody with open arms.

​Address: San Marco 1323, Venice​Phone: +39 41 528 5777​Website: http://www.cipriani.com
Venice Jazz Club

Venice Jazz Club is a brilliant club that has succeeded in creating a cosy and authentic venue. From 21.00 to 23.00 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday you can come by and catch a concert, but be sure to book in advance as it fills up in a heartbeat.

​Address: Dorsoduro 3102, Ponte dei Pugni, S.Margherita, Venice​Phone: +39 041 523 2056​Website: http://www.venicejazzclub.com
The Irish Pub Venezia

The Irish Pub is a friendly Irish bar with lots of beer and great attitude. Nice place to hang out and maybe have a snack and they also have pizza and sandwiches if you get hungry.

​Address: Cannaregio 3487, Venice​Phone: +39 041 0990 196​Website: http://www.theirishpubvenezia.com
Chet Bar

This small bar provides delicious cocktails and drinks for a young and happy crowd every night of the week. If you come here during day time, they also offer tasty sandwiches and coffee.

​Address: Dorsoduro 3684, Campo Santa Margherita, Venice
Bacaro Jazz

Right between the two tourist sights Rialto Bridge and San Marco's Square you find this well-established bar. It has been around since 1997 and attracts a mix of locals and tourists. There are TV's showing Italian football and great music until late for the party people

​Address: San Marco, 5546, Venice​Phone: +39 041 528 5249​Website: http://www.bacarojazz.com
Osteria Ai Pugni

Osteria Ai Pugni lies close to the university and you will see a lot of students here. That means good prices and a happy and cheerful vibe too. Wine, spirits and other drinks flows from the bar and the appetizers are yummy. This is also a great spot for people-watching.

​Address: Fondamenta Gherardini, Venice
Bar Dandolo

At the award winning Bar Dandolo, in the luxury hotel Danieli, guests can relax in a beautiful setting and sip on perfectly made classic cocktails. Here are live music performances several nights of the week and WiFi is complimentary.

​Address: Riva degli Schiavoni, Venice​Phone: +39 041 522 6480​Website: http://www.danielihotelvenice.com
Margaret Duchamp

Even if the party doesn't go on until the sun rises this is a place that comes to life after midnight. The drink menu includes a wide array of beers, wines and cocktails and if you are hungry there are snacks like burgers, sandwiches and antipasti to choose from.

​Address: Campo Santa Margherita Dorsoduro, 3019, Venice​Phone: +39 041 528 6255
LondraBar

To add an international atmosphere to your evening cocktail, head to Londrabar at the four-star hotel Londra Palace. Take a seat on the beautiful terrace and watch the canals and the everyday life.

​Address: Riva Degli Schiavoni 4171, Venice​Phone: +39 041 520 0533​Website: http://www.londrapalace.com
Raging Pub

If you are in the mood to meet new friends and drink and dance, you should make a visit at Raging Pub with its flag-covered ceiling in Campo Santa Margherita. In summertime guests sit together on the square outside.

​Address: Campo Santa Margherita, 3112, Venice​Phone: +39 3454 694 503​Website: http://www.ragingpub.webs.com
TAG Club

The small underground club TAG in Mestre, attracts the party crowd that wish to dance all night. Electronic music mix up with live jazz music performances and here is almost always a queue to get inside.

​Address: Via Giustizia, 19, Venice
AquAlta

AquAlta has a modern and fresh interior and young and trendy people meet here over a glass of chilled Prosecco and delicious appetizers. It is located in Mestre and serves as good bar to start the night at.

​Address: Mestre, Piazza Barche, 37, Venice​Phone: +39 041 972208​Website: http://www.aqualta.it
Aurora Beach Club

Right on the beach in Lido, just outside Venice, this large bar and nightclub give the jet set of Venice the right summer vibes. Coloured lightening, popular DJ's, large white sunbeds and fruity cocktails contribute to the right atmosphere.

​Address: Lungomare Guglielmo Marconi, Venice​Phone: +39 348 793 1123​Website: http://www.aurora.st​Opening hours: Open May to September
Molocinque

Molocinque lies in a former theatre complex in Porto Marghera and since 1999, the large club with several bars and dance floors has gathered a fashionable crowd between 20-40 years. The music is mostly techno, pop, 70's, 80's, and Latin dance music.

​Address: Via Elettricità 8, Venice​Phone: +39 041 538 4983​Website: http://www.molocinque.it
Wah Wah Club

This venue in Maghera hosts live music performances from up and coming artists and they cover genres like indie, rock, pop, punk, electro, and oldies. DJ's and bands can send in their material to the club and get a chance to play there for a large crowd. Calvin Harris, Steve Aoki and Metronomy have all played here.

​Address: Via della pila 103, Venice​Phone: +39 393 757 3462​Website: http://www.wahwahclub.blogspot.se
Orange

Once you step inside this bar, you will understand where the name comes from. All interior is orange. House music, art and a wide selection of wines, cocktails and other drinks makes this place popular among the young and trendy people in Venice.

​Address: Campo Santa Margherita, 3054a, Venice​Phone: +39 041 523 4740​Website: http://www.orangebar.it
Cafe Blue

Just next to Café Noir you find Cafe Blue. As its neighbour bar, it also attracts a young student crowd looking for a party night out. They serve delicious Spritz and WiFi is complimentary.

​Address: Dorsoduro 3778, loc. San Pantalon, Venice​Phone: +39 041 5727 627
El Refolo

El Refolo is a bustling but welcoming wine bar where locals come to enjoy a Spritz and some appetizers. Sit down at the outdoor seating and watch the people passing by while sipping a glass of good Italian wine.

​Address: Sestiere Castello, 1580, Venice​Website: http://www.elrefolo.it
If you are after high fashion shops they are located at Via XXII Marzo and neighbouring streets. Via XXII Marzo stretches from San Mark Square towards Academia and here you will find brands like Prada, Valentino, Etro, Chanel and Gucci. There are also several banks and currency exchange offices in this area. Browse Venice’s boutiques and take in the atmosphere of the city.
Codognato

The Codognato family is known for their macabre skull rings and snake necklaces. Their jewellery has been a Venetian landmark for more than a century and the shop has not been moved since it opened in 1866 by Simeone Codognato.

​Address: Calle Ascensione 1295, San Marco, Venice​Phone: +39 041 522 5042​Website: http://www.attiliocodognato.it
Drogheria Mascari

Drogheria Mascari, is a traditional spice trader. In the old days they used to jostle along Calle degli Spezieri, but today only Drogheria Mascari remains. This family owned food speciality store offers spices, tea, balsamic vinegar and other delicacies.

​Address: Sestiere San Polo 381, Venice​Phone: +39 041 522 9762​Website: http://www.imascari.com
Rialto Fish Market

This fish and vegetable market has been around since the year 1097, and there is a frantic activity here, especially early in the mornings. The fishmongers, the bustling scenes, the old façades and the canal combine for an experience by all senses. The city’s best butcher shops are also nearby.

​Address: Rialto, Venice​More info: Close to the Rialto Bridge
Libreria Acqua Alta di Frizzo Luigi

Even if you aren't in need of a book this unique book store is well worth a visit. Thousands of books lies helter-skelter in the small shop and some of them lies in gondolas if there would be a flooding. Do not be afraid if you see a cat prowling, it is most likely one of the owner's.

​Address: Sestiere Castello, 5176/B, Venice​Phone: +39 041 296 0841
Prosciutto e Parmigiano

Italy is known for its good food made from local products of high quality. At Prosciutto e Parmigiano you will find a wide selection of these high quality products. This is a perfect stop if you plan to have a picnic or if you want to buy some edible souvenirs.

​Address: Castello 5793/A Calle del Mondo Novo, Venice​Phone: +39 338 3120 284​Website: http://www.prosciuttoeparmigiano.it
Louis Vuitton

The world famous French brand has its own store at St Mark's Square. In the exclusive boutique, you find the latest fashion and clothes and accessories with the famous LV monogram.

​Address: San Marco, 1345, Venice​Phone: +39 800 308 980​Website: http://www.louisvuitton.it
Gucci

Gucci is another world famous brand that you will find on St Mark's square. This Florence-based brand has over a hundred boutiques spread all over the world and here you find luxurious and elegant clothes, shoes and accessories for both men and women.

​Address: Piazza San Marco, Venice​Phone: +39 041 522 9119​Website: http://www.gucci.com
ElleElle

At the small but elegant glass shop ElleElle you can revel in colourful and uniquely designed glasses, vases and other types of glass products. All of them are original pieces directly from the glass factory Mason Muretti, a Venezian company.

​Address: Fondamenta Manin 52, Venice​Phone: +390 41 527 48 66​Website: http://www.elleellemurano.com
Gianni Basso Stampatore

If you are planning a party or a wedding and want to impress your guests with stunning invitations make a visit at Gianni Basso Stampatore. Business cards, menus, invitations and other types of letterpress products are made here with hand-carved wood printing blocks and antique techniques.

​Address: 5306 Cannaregio, Venice​Phone: +39 041 523 4681
Cipolato Sigifredo

With all boats and canals in the city, the thought of pirates are not far away. Master jeweller Sigfrido creates rings, necklaces and other types of pieces of jewellery with details like skulls and colourful stones.

​Address: 5336 Castello, Venice​Phone: +39 041 522 8437​Website: http://www.sigfridocipolato.com
Gilberto Penzo

If you have fallen in love with the typical Venetian boats, the gondolas, head to Gilberto Penzo and buy one to take home with you. The actual size might be too big to bring in your luggage but here you find beautifully made miniatures and if you wish to build one by yourself you can also buy a kit.

​Address: Calle 2 dei Saoneri 2681, Venice​Phone: +390 41 71 93 72​Website: http://www.veniceboats.com
Banco Lotto 10

When you shop at Banco Lotto 10, you support a retraining program at the women’s prison on Giudecca. The clothes and accessories you find here, are all hand-made by inmates, and volunteers are working in the boutique.

​Address: Salizada da Sant’Antonin 3478a, Venice​Phone: +390 41 522 14 39
Marina e Susanna Sent

In Murano you can visit the Sent sisters' sleek and modern gallery showcasing their chic glass jewellery. Every piece is unique and here you will find lovely gifts. They also have two shops in Dorsoduro and San Marco.

​Address: Fondamenta Serenella, Venice​Phone: +39 041 527 4662​Website: http://www.marinaesusannasent.com
Giuliana Longo

In this small boutique you find all kinds of hats of the highest quality. If you feel that you need a gondolier's hat in your wardrobe you will find it here together with woolly hats, hats for the carnival, wedding hats and original Panama hats directly imported from Ecuador.

​Address: Calle del Lovo 4813, Venice​Phone: +39 041 522 6454​Website: http://www.giulianalongo.com
Ottica Vascellari

The Vascellari family has worked as opticians for several generations and the shop on Ruga Rialto has been around since 1964. They design their own eyewear brand and have an eye to find the perfect pair of glasses for every customer's face shape and personal style.

​Address: Ruga Rialto 1030, San Polo, Venice​Phone: +39 041 522 9388​Website: http://www.otticavascellari.it
Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana is one of the most famous Italian brands and you find their shop together with other luxurious brands at St Mark's Square. Their collections and designs are stylish and elegant but always with the latest trends in mind. Here you find their latest collections for both men, women and children.

​Address: San Marco 223, 30124, Venice​Phone: +39 041 52 09 991​Website: http://www.dolcegabbana.it
Barbieri Arabesque

In need for fashionable accessories? Make a visit at the elegant shop Barbieri Arabesque. Scarves, shawls, bags, ties and belts made of leather, cashmere and silk of highest quality are beautifully displayed here and you can botanise in labels like Moschino, Pollini and Iceberg. You also find non-branded products but with the same high quality.

​Address: Calle della Madonna, 3403, Venice​Phone: +39 041 522 8177
Mercatino dei Miracoli

This flea market in the Campo Santa Maria Nova dei Miracoli and its surrounding area, is held about ten days a year, by decision of the municipality of Venice. This is a place for bargains and you will find everything from antiques, comics and books.

​Address: Cannaregio, Campo Santa Maria Nova, 30121, Venice​Website: http://www.comune.venezia.it​More info: Check website for exact dates
Outlet Noventa

This outlet is located about 40 km from Venice but if you want to buy the luxurious designer labels to reduced prices the journey will be well worth it. Brands like Costume National, Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry, Fendi, Versace and many, many more are all represented here and if you love shopping you can easily spend several hours here.

​Address: Via Marco Polo 1, 30020, Noventa di Piave​Phone: +39 0421 57 41​Website: http://www.mcarthurglen.com/it/noventa-di-piave-designer-outlet/it​More info: There is a daily shuttle service from Piazzale Tronchetto in Venice to Outlet Noventa
Arnoldo][Battois

At Arnoldo e Battois you will find uniquely designed bags and clothes, influenced by architectural elements. Silvano Arnoldo and Massimiliano Battois, two Venetian designers, started the brand in 2001 and it has won several awards, both national and international.

​Address: Calle dei Fuseri, 4217, Venice​Phone: +39 041 528 5944​Website: http://www.arnoldoebattois.com
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Treviso Airport

Aeroporto Treviso, sometimes referred to as Venice’s package tour airport, lies 30 km north of Venice. ATVO and Barzi buses depart for Venice and the journey takes about 40 minutes. A single ticket with the Barzi bus costs €10.00 and the fare for a return ticket is €18.00. There is a ticket office located in the arrivals hall. A taxi from the airport to Piazzale Roma in Venice starts at €65.

​Address: Treviso Airport​Phone: +39 041 2606111​Website: http://www.trevisoairport.it / http://www.atvo.it / http://www.barziservice.com​More info: Prices updated May 2014
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