Things to Do in Venice

Martin Morrell

There's no gold in this house, as the name would suggest, but the Ca' d'Oro—also known as the Galleria Giorgio Franchetti—is a treasure trove of artwork... Read More

Venice's main university is located in this extraordinary 15th century building, sitting on the widest curve of the Grand Canal. Hour-long tours, led by... Read More

Jack Nicholson and Elton John are fans of the made-to-measure silk pajamas embroidered with Venetian lions.... Read More

Serious collectors come for paintings and sculptures by top contemporary inter- national artists such as Toots Zynsky and Silvia Levenson. Read More

"The largest museum in Venice" is how this collection of 16 churches sell themselves, and they have a point: They combine unique architecture and... Read More

To teach travelers about the ecological challenges facing the city, the sustainable-tourism organization organizes guided walking tours, where you&rsquo... Read More

During periods of acqua alta (high water), opt for a pair of stylish high-heeled rain boots in splashy red. Read More

Dried fruits, truffles, 80 kinds of spices, and 100 varieties of chocolate fill the shelves at the best grocery store in town. Read More

Instead of the basilica on San Marco, head for a far newer landmark: the showroom architect Scarpa created for the Olivetti company in 1957. Diagonally... Read More

Legendary designer Mariano Fortuny assigned the colors for his fabrics’ poetic names: “Rembrandt rust straw and silvery gold,” &ldquo... Read More

Slip your feet into a custom pair of shoes by avant-garde shoemaker Giovanna Zanella. Her wild designs run the gamut from lace-up boots in green and... Read More

Milliner Giuliana Longo has been creating her signature hats in her workshop since 1968. Pick up a brightly colored beret made of rabbit fur and felt. Read More

This double-masted 1926 sailing vessel, is available for small groups. Read More

Artists pontificate over the latest exhibits while lounging on cream linen sofas at this contemporary gallery-cafe. During "spritz hour" (6 to 9 p.m.),... Read More

Venice is swarming with classical music performances in venerable old buildings, but Interpreti Veneziani—founded in 1987—is head and shoulders above... Read More

The shop features modern glassware along with rare vintage finds, such as 1940’s glass vases by Carlo Scarpa. Read More

An oarlock might not be at the top of your shopping list, but step inside this woodworking shop and you’re likely to change your mind. Designer... Read More

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... Read More

Upcoming Italian housewares designers showcase a variety of modern pieces—like streamlined, blown-glass bottles—in this chic white-and-wood... Read More

The boutique deals in delciate glassware. Read More

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