A Guide to the Best Shopping in Venice
|Introduction to Venice|
|Except in special cases we are not listing the “name” fashion brands as you’ll have no trouble finding them – rather we are indicating shops that carry unique/unusual products you may not find anywhere else. Some shops are listed that you might not expect to find in Venice. Addresses in Venice can be very confusing. There are actually two addresses, one is the Sestriere or zone of which there are six: Castello, San Marco, Dorsoduro, San Polo, Santa Croce, Canaregio. The first address is, for example, Castello 1000 (usually a three or four-figure number), followed by, in parenthesis, the name of the square or the street (often called Calle instead of Via) to make it easier to find. Each sestriere has its own postal code. To save time ask the hotel concierge for exact directions.