SHOPPING IN VENICE
Venice is a shopper's paradise and uniquely famous for local crafts that have been produced here for centuries and are hard to get elsewhere: the glassware from Murano, the cartapesta (papier-mâché) Carnevale masks you'll find in endless botteghe, where you can watch artisans paint amid their wares. More expensive clothing and gift boutiques make for great window-shopping on Calle Larga XXII Marzo, the wide street that begins west of Piazza San Marco and wends its way to the expansive Campo Santo Stefano near the Accademia.
Here are some suggestions for your shopping experience in Venice. Enjoy!