It is impossible to walk through Venice and remain
indifferent to the huge amount of shops scattered in the
most diverse corners. Even if there is no intention to
spend even a penny!
Among the most eye-catching
establishments are those specializing in the trade in
Carnival masks - a city tradition for centuries. The
good news is that there are masks of all sizes, shapes,
colors and prices, but those sold in traditional stores
always end up being the most expensive. If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage swimwear.
We can say that the districts of San Marco and
Castello have a good number of shops that sell a little
of everything - bags and shoes, clothes, perfumes,
household items, etc. The main tip is to "get lost" in
the areas - which are next to each other -, exploring
all the streets without haste.
Rialto and Cannaregio are also not far behind when
the intention is to spend a few or several euros. In
Rialto, you will find the famous Rialto Market
with fresh and quality food, with emphasis on cheese,
fish and seafood. A good option for those who are
staying in a vacation apartment and want to cook!
The Cantine del Vino Già Schiavi is
considered one of the best bacari Venice to
take a good wine and to taste the traditional
appetizers, better known there as ciccheti. In
the place, which also functions as a wine shop, there
are no tables and the charm is precisely in paying for
your glass / snack and tasting them outside, enjoying
the atmosphere and admiring the beauty of the Dorsoduro
MD's tip: the local wines have a
very good price!
Calle Vallaresso is a street in Venice that
concentrates stores of world famous brands such as Louis
Vuitton, Tiffany & Co, Céline, among others. However,
even those who do not intend to buy anything will enjoy
a stroll through the area due to the beautiful
architecture and also the vibrant atmosphere.
Campo San Moisè
In the small square of the district of S. Marco,
there is the beautiful church of S. Moisè. The first
version built on the site is dated to the 8th century,
however, in the 10th century, the structure was
eventually redone. The facade of the church, for
example, is a highly detailed work of art, by the
artists Alessandro Tremignon and Enrico Meyring (second
half of the 17th century).
Inside the temple, some important works of art are
also kept, including a painting by the most famous
artist in Venice, Jacopo Tintoretto.
Venice attracts a real crowd of tourists every year,
but some sestieri (neighborhoods, in the
Portuguese translation) end up being much more relaxed
because they are not the focus, especially for those
travelers who are just spending the day in the city.
And this is precisely one of the reasons that make
Cannaregio such a special neighborhood for those who
visit it. We are enchanted, for example, with the
village atmosphere that the district has. Stunning
architecture, beautiful canals, small shops selling
everything, bars / cafes and bacari that serve
delicious local delicacies, such as the Cantina
Azienda Agrícola and Cichetteria
Venexiana Da Luca e Fred.
It is in Cannaregio, too, that is the Jewish ghetto,
the first ghetto in the world and which in 2016
completed 500 years. Another part of the neighborhood
that exudes a lot of history and is worth visiting.
The MD's tip: don't miss the sunset
from one of Cannaregio's bridges; see the pictures!
Some districts in Venice end up being much quieter
than others, precisely because they are not the focus of
the vast majority of tourists. In these places, you can
enjoy the true spirit of the city much more calmly!
Dorsoduro, for example, is a neighborhood with the
same characteristics as the others, beautiful canals,
streets that look like mazes, but it has a more
"relaxed" atmosphere, in addition to excellent museums -
such as the Gallerie dell'Academia and the Peggy
Bacari that serve delicious snacks, known
locally as cicchetti, are also spread
throughout the neighborhood, as well as gelaterias (be
sure to try Grom's ice cream ). Ah,
Dorsoduro's nightlife is also a chapter apart. Spend a
night at Campo Santa Margherita and you will not regret
A few steps away from Piazza San Marco, is the busy
shopping street that brings together world-famous (and
very luxurious) brands such as Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci,
among others. And just because it is very close to the
most famous square in Venice, and ends up being one of
the access roads to it, the street is usually full of
pedestrians, but it is worth it for those who want to
buy something as well as for those who just want kick!
Ponte di Rialto
In Venice, you will find a large number of bridges,
among them a very important one and also one of the most
famous tourist spots in the city: the Ponte di Rialto.
The current construction is a work by Antonio da Ponte
and was erected between 1588 and 1591, before that,
there was a wooden structure on the site.
Rialto is one of the three bridges in Venice that
cross the Grand Canal. The structure has two inclined
ramps and a portion of shops on both sides. The story
goes that the place would have been an important
commercial point in ancient Venice, with enormous
Tip from the MD: be sure to visit /
explore the Rialto Market, which is
right after the bridge and is open from Monday to
Saturday. Fruits, vegetables, cheeses, seafood are sold
there... Everything extremely fresh!
Ponte di Rialto, Venice - CEP: 30125
Hours: Mon – Sun: 24 hours \ n
St. Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco)
Piazza San Marco is the heart of Venice. It contains
some of the most important tourist spots in the
Serenissima Republic, such as the Basilica of
San Marco, which houses the tomb of the city's
patron evangelist, the imposing Ducale Palace, the
Correr Museum and the Belfry, from which there is a the
most beautiful views of the city.
Piazza San Marco, San Marco, Venice - CEP: 30124
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Hours: Mon – Sun: 24 hours
Laugh out loud
The Ponte Rialto region has some very interesting
options for a romantic dinner on the edge of the Grand
Canal or in some charming alley there. Enjoying the
sunset of Rialto with a good wine is an experience worth
the trip. Naranzaria is a good option overlooking the
peaceful gondolas and vaporettos. Nearby, Terrazza
Sommariva is another good option.