Shopping in Venice ★★

The fruit and vegetable barge on Rio San Barnaba, Shopping in Venice, Venice, Italy (Photo by NH53)
The fruit and vegetable barge on Rio San Barnaba, Picnic supplies, Venice

Shopping for Venetian glass, lace, Carnival masks, Murano chandeliers, and other classic Venice gifts

You'll find examples of the triumvirate of Venetian craft specialties—Murano glassBurano lace, and Carnival masks—plastered everywhere about town.

However, if you're looking for the real thing, or are buying with a collector's eye, you'll have to shell out big bucks to ensure quality.

Here are some of the top emporia for each art, where every piece on display is guaranteed hand crafted by Venetian artisans.

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Lace for sale at a shop on Burano (Photo by ClixYou)
Lace
Venice

Shopping for Venetian lace

 
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A glass shop on Murano (Photo by Dennis Jarvis)

Shopping for Venetian glass and Murano chandeliers in Venice

 
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Shopping for Carnival masks in Venice

 
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Le Mercerie
Venice: San Marco

The Street of the Merchants

 

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The fruit and vegetable barge on Rio San Barnaba (Photo by NH53)

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VAT is the built-in national sales tax in France (Photo altered from Images Money)

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A U.S. Customs form (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

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Lace for sale at a shop on Burano (Photo by ClixYou)
Lace
Venice

Shopping for Venetian lace

 
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A glass shop on Murano (Photo by Dennis Jarvis)

Shopping for Venetian glass and Murano chandeliers in Venice

 
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 (Photo courtesy of Veneziatiamo)
Le Mercerie
Venice: San Marco

The Street of the Merchants

 
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A fruit and vegetable stand in the Mercato di Rialto
Markets
Venice

The outdoor markets of Venice

 
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 (Photo by Christine Zenino)

Shopping for Carnival masks in Venice

 
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A fruit and vegetable stand in the Mercato di Rialto (Photo by Kate Hopkins)
Rialto market
Venice: San Polo

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The fruit and vegetable barge on Rio San Barnaba

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