Venice Travel Guide
Upcoming Italian housewares designers showcase a variety of modern pieces—like streamlined, blown-glass bottles—in this chic white-and-wood shop.
You'll feel like a Guggenheim as you take in the heiress's vast inventory of paintings and sculptures while wandering through her former palazzo on the Grand Canal. A recent expansion has given the works by Kandinsky, Pollock and Giacometti (among many others) room to breathe.
Serious collectors come for paintings and sculptures by top contemporary inter- national artists such as Toots Zynsky and Silvia Levenson.
Dried fruits, truffles, 80 kinds of spices, and 100 varieties of chocolate fill the shelves at the best grocery store in town.
The owners of the 62-year-old workshop create their unique handmade papers using a collection of 300 antique Asian printing blocks. The duo specializes in notebooks, wrapping paper, and photo frames.
Book tickets for the recently restored 1836 opera house, where you can listen to Verdi and Puccini's masterpieces in their home country. (If you can't make a performance, take a daytime tour.)
This historic workshop is frequented both by Vatican priests and fashion designers. Take a guided tour to see how weavers create velvets on 18th- century looms.
Piece together glass mosaics in Venice under the tutelage of artist Antonella Gallenda in an 1888 glass foundry. Walk away with your very own masterpiece.
The Madonna and Child Enthroned is housed here; t’s reportedly the only work by 15th-century Greek artist Antonio Falier da Negroponte.
During periods of acqua alta (high water), opt for a pair of stylish high-heeled rain boots in splashy red.
This double-masted 1926 sailing vessel, is available for small groups.
Indulge your olfactory senses with a bottle of Alcova, the so-called perfume of desire, or some handmade rose-, bergamot-, or lavender-scented soap.