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Books in Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands

Libreria Marco Polo

The first bookshop ever to open on Giudecca. With a range of new and used books in English, as well as a fine selection of children's books and out-of-print titles in Italian, it's an exciting addition to the island…
Homewares in Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands

Fortuny Tessuti Artistici

Marcel Proust waxed rhapsodic over Fortuny’s silken cottons printed with art nouveau patterns. At the showroom attached to his still-functioning factory, visitors can browse 300 textile designs and purchase cushions…
Arts & Crafts in Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands

Artigiani del Chiostro

The cloister of the former Convent of Sts Cosmas and Damian has been repurposed as a base for independent artisans to ply their craft. Each keeps their own hours and not all are open to the public, but loop around a…
Arts & Crafts in Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands

Cartavenezia

Paper is anything but two-dimensional here: paper maestro Fernando di Masone embosses and sculpts handmade cotton paper into seamless raw-edged lampshades, hand-bound sketchbooks, and paper versions of marble frieze…
Market in Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands

Mercato di Sacca Fisola

The Sacca Fisola weekly market is a no-frills affair, with stalls selling everything from socks to wonderful cheeses and cold cuts. This is a great place to stock up on picnic fare or to purchase items you forgot to…
Market in Giudecca, Lido & the Southern Islands

Mercato Settimanale del Lido

The Lido’s open-air market is jam-packed with speciality food products. It is second only to the Rialto Market and has views across the lagoon to boot.