1 Venetia Studium
Venetia Studium is the exclusive producer of the original fortuny lamps, coveted by the design world for their painted beauty and ornate quality. As unique as the lights themselves, this shop is a must-see stop on our list. Calle larga 22 marzo 2403, venetiastudium.com.
Acquiring its charming name from the Italian word for paper (carta), this unconventional shop specializes in producing handmade cotton paper using the country’s traditional techniques. The artisanal paper feels as good as it looks and is perfect for sending handwritten letters home with all the fabulous tales of your travels. Calle lunga 2125 santa croce, cartavenezia.it.
3 Fabrian Boutique
From sleek leather notebooks to colourful rubber erasers, this fun stationery shop has it all. Stock up on its one-of-a-kind Swarovski crystal pencils and uniquely shaped paperclips, then proudly display them in your home office. Believe us, you’ll want to! Calle de l’ovo san marco 4816, fabrianoboutique.com.
4 Trattoria Corte Sconta
This trendy hidden gem is home to some of the freshest seafood dishes in the whole city. Try the clams-with-ginger antipasti or the scampi risotto. Even if you’re not hungry, the grapevine-covered chic courtyard is the perfect spot to enjoy an afternoon glass of wine, or two. Calle del Pestrin 3886, 041-522-70-24.
5 Elle Elle Murano
A trip to Venice just isn’t complete without a visit to Murano, the namesake island famous for the art of glass and its glasswork. In a city where glass treasures seem to be overwhelmingly abundant, Elle Elle Murano carries a carefully edited collection of some of the finest mouth-blown pieces. Fondamenta Daniele manin 52, elleellemurano.com.