VENICE GUIDE 2024: BEST SHOPS
Enjoy a curated list of artisan boutiques that sell things you can’t find anywhere else.
Micheluzzi Glass is a handmade glass collection designed by Elena and Margherita Micheluzzi. The two sisters, daughters of Venetian glass artist Massimo Micheluzzi, grew up in the father’s workshop surrounded by glass. In 2019 the duo decided to continue the family tradition by starting their own glass collection, a new line of vases and glassware.
Ponte de le Maravegie, 1071, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy
Home slippers, towels, bags, home accessories – all unique pieces made by venetian artisan hands who use plocal fabrics and materials.
San Marco, Calle delle Botteghe, 2995-2996
Sestiere Cannaregio, Salizada San Geremia, 317
Lunardelli Venezia is an offspring of Lunardelli, which was established in 1967, and is renowned for its bespoke woodwork projects.
Calle Seconda del Cristo 2210A, 30122 Venice, Italy
EDMOND À VENISE
Edmond à Venise is a concept store at the entrance of the 15th century palazzo Palazzo Contarini-Polignac in Veniceю It promotes and showcases the very best of contemporary Venetian artisanal arts and crafts, including jewellery, fabrics, shoes, garments and hand-crafted glass by leading designers, together with paintings and sculptures created by leading contemporary artists in relation to Venice.
30123 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
PIED À TERRE
The traditional Venetian slipper was born in the 19th Century north of Veneto, in Friuli, where, during a period of post-war necessity, Italian families began to stitch together sumptuous velvet curtains from closed theatres and flattened bicycle tyres to make new shoes with genius and flair. Each pair is still handmade in the homes of our community of craftspeople and continues to be one of the most enduring icons of la dolce vita.
S. Polo, 60, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy
A cozy bookshop and café with a bohemian vibe, great for having breakfast or a relaxing drink as you soak in the last bit of sun on a literary afternoon in Venice.
Fondamenta de la Misericordia, 2535, 30121 Venezia VE, Italy
MARE DI CARTA
This special bookshop and publisher is the only one in Venice (and one of just three in all of Italy) that focuses on travel, maritime history, and stories about the sea and water.
Fondamenta dei Tolentini, 222, 30135 Venezia VE, Italy
LIBRERIA AQUA ALTA
Often cited among the most beautiful bookshops in the world. The books are places in bathtubs, waterproof containers, and even a whole gondola. The name of the shop itself means "Book Store of High Water."
C. Longa Santa Maria Formosa, 5176b, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy