Shops and shopping centers in Venice
Venice is an amazing city on the water with a special way of life dictated by the interaction of the city and the water element. Tourist interest is primarily associated with this feature of Venice, as well as with its historical architectural appearance, formed in the 14-16 centuries. International film festivals and art exhibitions attract guests.
In order to complete a wardrobe or renew furniture in an apartment, they do not come to Venice. On the Italian mainland, shopping conditions are more favorable. There are no additional overpayments associated with transportation costs. In addition, there is simply little space in Venice. Shops are forced to squeeze into small patches of land, somehow solving the problem with retail space by increasing the number of floors. There are still advantages to shopping in Venice. Prices are more expensive than in Milan, but lower than in Moscow, and the goods are special. These are not consumer goods for every day, the things here are of high quality, original.
Popular shopping areas
- As expected, all the most pretentious boutiques are located in the city center. Piazza San Marco is full of jewelery shops that will satisfy the most discerning shoppers, as well as glass from the island of Murano and lace from Burano. Along the streets running west of the square (Frezzeria, Calle Vallaresso, Calle Larga XXII Marzo and Salizzada San Moise), the chic and glitter continues, with a wide variety of mini-shops with souvenirs and exclusive gizmos.
- The Merceria area stretches away from Piazza San Marco, towards the Rialto Bridge. Here prices are lower, and there are many boutiques with silk products, bags, shoes, accessories and sheep leather souvenirs. On the bridge itself is the Coin shopping center. Not a single article about shopping in Venice is complete without describing it. This is the main department store in the city. But there are no Italian cosmetics and perfumes in it. For this, a special store of the Coin Beauty chain has been allocated a few blocks from the main store, on San Luca street.
- Another boutique area with relatively low prices is Strada Nova, in the Cannaregio area. It's not that crowded here. Prices are lower not only in shops, but also in restaurants and hotels. In this area, opposite McDonald's, there is one of Billa's inexpensive grocery supermarkets. It happens that the outdoor advertisements in these stores are inconspicuous and difficult to find. It remains to observe where people with large yellow packages come from, and there are usually many of them..
- In connection with the increased frequency of floods, more and more citizens are moving out of town. In the suburbs - Mestre, Jesolo, Dolo - the most attractive prices for shopping, there are outlets. So in Mestre there is an outlet of the most expensive brands Donatello and a shopping center for brands of the middle price segment Valecenter..