Le Mercerie ☆☆

Le Mercerie, Venice, Italy (Photo courtesy of Veneziatiamo)

The Street of the Merchants

, Le Mercerie, Venice, Italy. (Photo courtesy of Veneziatiamo)
, Le Mercerie, Venice, Italy. (Photo courtesy of Veneziatiamo)
, Le Mercerie, Venice, Italy. (Photo by Gian Marco Anzellotti)
Merceria San Zulian, Le Mercerie, Venice, Italy. (Photo by Andrzej Otrębski)

For a simple shopping stroll along one of Venice's premier (and priciest) avenues, head out of Piazza San Marco under the clock tower onto Le Mercerie, the shopping corridor of Venice for hundreds of years.

"Mercerie" means "merchants," and while the twisting and turning series of connected streets changes names frequently, the word "merceria" is always part of it.

It is still lined by shops and trinket boutiques—and some surprisingly good-value restaurants (like La Campana)—that threads all the way to the Rialto Bridge.

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  • , Le Mercerie, Italy (Photo courtesy of Veneziatiamo)
  • , Le Mercerie, Italy (Photo courtesy of Veneziatiamo)
  • , Le Mercerie, Italy (Photo courtesy of Veneziatiamo)
  • , Le Mercerie, Italy (Photo by Gian Marco Anzellotti)
  • Merceria San Zulian, Le Mercerie, Italy (Photo by Andrzej Otrębski)