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    Shopping for crystal in Murano

    by anjanag Written May 14, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Murano & it's glass creative factories r a must but don't shop there - after seeing the factories, go off to the marketplaces in Murano to pick up the same items at MUCH lower prices. Burano is also well wotrh a visit for all the beautiful hand lace & embroidery.

    Fondest memory: It is utterly beautiful from end to end - the Rialto is so buzzing - the atmosphere is always festive!

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    Lack of Supermarkets

    by kph100 Written Jan 21, 2006

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    Favorite thing: From walking around most of the city in 4 days there seemed to be limited number of supermarkets, and the one we went in was quite limited as to its contents.
    But i guess that its nearly all tourists live in Venice in hotels, all the locals live on the mainland.

    There is however a good grocery market and fish market on a morning in campo Della Pesceria which is not far from Rialto bridge.

    We also saw this grocery boat moored in the San Polo district.

    Market at Pescaria Grocers boat
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    Rialto bridge and shopping

    by andycandy Written May 27, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The Rialto Bridge is a famous landmark and a great area. It is also extremely crowded with ambling tourists. This area of Venice abounds with shopping areas. The more tourist of shopping areas are on the bridge proper.

    On the south side of the bridge are the two main markets. The fish and produce markets are both worth a visit. Of course for people unaccustomed (like myself) to Venetian cuisine, the sights and smells at the fish market are quite an experience. Lots of cuttlefish in its own ink for sale as well as eels, octopus, and even a large swordfish head at one stall. It all adds to the wonder of Venice. The produce stalls are great for fresh produce, although there are all kinds of shops in all the various neighborhoods with equal, if not superior, fruits and veggies for sale.

    This neighborhood also includs lots of shopping. My girlfriend bought a gorgeous leather jacket and a handbad in this area. Apparently haggling is somewhat OK. The first jacket we picked out didn't fit quite right and the salesman actually locked his store and walked us 5 minutes to a different store, picked out a different style (that fit marvelously) and gave us the same price - despite a sticker price twice as high! We agreed to pay cash and he knocked off 10%...

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    Rialto bridge and shopping

    by andycandy Written May 27, 2005

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    Favorite thing: The Rialto Bridge is a famous landmark and a great area. It is also extremely crowded with ambling tourists. This area of Venice abounds with shopping areas. The more tourist of shopping areas are on the bridge proper.

    On the south side of the bridge are the two main markets. The fish and produce markets are both worth a visit. Of course for people unaccustomed (like myself) to Venetian cuisine, the sights and smells at the fish market are quite an experience. Lots of cuttlefish in its own ink for sale as well as eels, octopus, and even a large swordfish head at one stall. It all adds to the wonder of Venice. The produce stalls are great for fresh produce, although there are all kinds of shops in all the various neighborhoods with equal, if not superior, fruits and veggies for sale.

    This neighborhood also includs lots of shopping. My girlfriend bought a gorgeous leather jacket and a handbad in this area. Apparently haggling is somewhat OK. The first jacket we picked out didn't fit quite right and the salesman actually locked his store and walked us 5 minutes to a different store, picked out a different style (that fit marvelously) and gave us the same price - despite a sticker price twice as high! We agreed to pay cash and he knocked off 10%...

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    Venice - street market

    by Martin_S. Written Nov 7, 2003

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    Favorite thing: This was one of the few crowded places we came across in Venice. I guess we were lucky as we had always been told that the "press" of people was so bad that if you died you would not be able to fall over. As you can see even here it is not too bad. Many of the stalls and shops were selling the typical masks used in the Carnival.

    Street market, Venice, Italy
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    Murano Glass Shop...

    by coceng Updated Sep 28, 2003

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    Fondest memory: ...I was in the excursion group so I had the chance too see HOW a piece of glass was blown to a beautiful glass horse !...

    I didn't have the chance to capture the guy blowing the glass because it was so fast, like a few minutes blowing & turning, blowing & turning...he's a pro ! Everybody's looking were amazed...
    ... but I could capture the beautiful glass horse....(the finished thing).

    A glass horse...
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    Floating Market in Venice

    by LizC Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: This is the one and only boat vendor we saw in Venice, it was loaded with various fresh-looking produce, maybe it was too late (around noon or later), we did not see any Venician buying from the boat, only tourists like us busy taking pics.

    How about some fresh salad?
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    One of the best experiences in...

    by Deborah_Bagg Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: One of the best experiences in Venice is just walking around. I found this wonderful produce and seafood market near the Rialto Bridge. They have the best seafood I have ever seen. Wonderful textures and freshly caught marine delights!

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    Doorknob

    by nighthawk Written Sep 7, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Walking randomly through the little streets I was surprised by the many funny details houses had, like this doorknob.
    If I had to go look for it, I am sure I wouldn t be able to find it again tho :-)

    Venetian doorknob
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    by BarbieGirl Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Fondest memory: inside a typical venetian souvenirs shop!!! So many wonderful coloured things to see...even if the pic is in black & white!!!

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