Queen of the Adriatic
Venice is a true paradise for real shopping fans: you can find everything for shopping in Venice, from souvenir shops with Carnival masks and Murano glass items, to the most luxurious high fashion boutiques. The most famous shopping area in Venice is the Mercerie, a set of narrow streets that links St. Mark's Square and the Rialto. Here you can purchase anything from designer clothing, glass products, handbags, footwear, linens and books. Shops are usually open in the morning from 9am to 12:30 pm, and from 4pm to 7:30pm. Some places may be closed on Wednesdays, so call before you go or ask your hotel concierge.