Monday, February 17, 2014

Venice is a small city and many of its attractions can be visited on foot

Visitors usually start from St. Mark's Square, dominated by the great Basilica and the Duke's Palace. Most of the luxury shops are inside the triangle made by San Marco, Rialto and Accademia. It’s difficult to resist temptation under the arches of San Marco, in the Mercerie, in Frezzeria, in Calle Vallaresso, in Calle Larga XXII Marzo and around the Fenice. 

For clothes these are the most fashionable shops. For antiques the best shops are grouped around Campo Santa Maria del Giglio. While for handicrafts as well as the glassware of Murano and the lace of Burano, in the area of San Tomà and San Barnaba there are very interesting laboratories where you can buy  delightful objects in iron, copper, lacquer, plaster and mosaic without forgetting a typical Venetian object: the masks.