The Best Local Shopping Spots in Venice

The month’s salary burning in your pockets? Itching to get gifts for friends and family? Curious to find the very best stores, bookshops and markets in Venice? Is browsing your number one hobby? We understand, and so do our locals, who have their own favorite hidden gems, top picks for when nothing but a bit of window (or actual) shopping will do the trick. Check out their recommended local shops and never fall in a tourist trap again.

Al Bottegon – The inventor of cicchetti

Al Bottegon – The inventor of cicchetti

Image by Cecilia Staiano

“Al Bottegon” was born as a Venice wine shop many generations back. Now it’s still not a bar, but they were the inventors of cicchetti, to give you a hint.

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Bragorà – Alternative souvenir shop

Bragorà – Alternative souvenir shop

Image by Matteo Giarraffa

“Bragorà” in Venice is a different shop, a different reality, not a classical clichéd place. This small souvenir shop creates value for the residents, too.

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Butchers Bergamo – Carnivores welcome!

Butchers Bergamo – Carnivores welcome!

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“Butchers Bergamo” Venice is a butched shop, which us locals call a macelleria in Italian. These Venetian butchers offer the best variety of meat in town.

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Corniciao Massimo Busetto – Venetian personaggio

Corniciao Massimo Busetto – Venetian personaggio

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“Corniciao Massimo Busetto” makes the best frames in Venice! In an age when the neighborhoods are losing ground to tourism, this art shop still remains…

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Fascist Ferrovia – Santa Lucia train station

Fascist Ferrovia – Santa Lucia train station

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“Fascist Ferrovia” Venice sits on the site of a convent. This station was originally a conceived and connected to the mainland in mid 1800. At present…

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