Since its foundation, Venice was best known for commerce. Little has changed over time because nowadays visitors can find most luxurious brands, as well as local artisan products in numerous shops in the city center. Venice is also famous for the products of glass and its Murano glass that was produced here for centuries. When it comes to world famous retail chains, the selection is rather limited in the city center, because these shops are mostly located in big malls on the mainland, away from the reach of most tourists. On this page you can find our advice on shopping in Venice.
A large new luxury shopping mall has recently been opened in Venice. The historic building Fondaco dei Tedeschi was transformed in a beautiful shopping mall on three floors, while preserving most of the original architectural features combined with contemporary style, so creating an incredible ambient. Finally, on the last level of the building there are terraces with the most magnificent view, free of charge.
Nave de Vero is a large shopping mall that is located on the mainland of Venice. It is not at all known among tourist, but it offers a large selection of international and Italian brands that are all hard to find or non available in Venice.
Noventa di Piave is a large shopping center with numerous outlets of well-known fashion brands. This is why it is so popular among tourists who prefer discounts and the possibility to do all of the shopping in one place.
This shopping mall is almost unknown to tourists and it is mainly visited by the locals. It is located in Mestre, the mainland of Venice and it can be an interesting solution for those that want to do a little shopping or have a meal along the way.