Located near the iconic Rialto Bridge is the world famous Mercato di Rialto. The market is frequented by tourists and locals like for its fresh fruit, vegetables, groceries and fish. The market stands in the heart of city and has the famous Grand Canal as its neighbor. Full of local color, a browse through the stalls is a must, even if you have nothing to buy. Prices are lower than in the shops and the fish is always extremely fresh. A few meat shops around the market also sell cavalo (horse meat). It is also a perfect place to collect souvenirs as a memorabilia from Venice.
Pasticceria Tonolo has been serving Venice since the late 19th Century and is one of the most popular Italian bakeries and dessert restaurants in the city. It is well-known for its Krapfen, a confectionery in which instead of a hole the donut is filled with cream. On entering this bakery, you are greeted by racks of pastries, cupcakes and typical local sweets such as Frittella, a variety of Venetian pastry. Its desserts are offered in classic flavors such as cinnamon, almond paste, orange, pistachio and chocolate. Do not miss the Krapfen filled with rich Zabaione cream.
Marchini Time is a popular confectionery in town. From chocolates, savories, delightful pastries and baked goodies, their products are fresh and delicious. Their artisanal chocolates are quite the crowd puller. You can even feast on their snacks and pizzas while shopping for sweet treats.
The bookstore Studium is the most important one in the filed of the medical ans scientific texts in the north of Italy. They work since 50 years just next the faculty of Medicine of Padua. It works with students, doctors, faculty, and hospitals. Is placed not properly in the center but on an important street on the way to the most important hospital of the city. Is possible to acced to the wide catalogue through their internet page.
The owners of this shop consider that game is not only important for the children as a first engine of learning, but that is also unavoidable for the adults as the game and its rules is a simplification of the social life. The range of the games is very wide: card games, board games, role playing games, chess and puzzles and many others, not only italian but also foreign. It also organizes tournament that take place in the shop itself. On the website is possible to participate to a forum with others fans of games.
This bookshop is specialized in selling scientific texts, for University and popular scientific books, since more than 40 years. The diisciplines that can be founded are medicine, biology, architecture, veterinary medicine and many more. As it is possible to buy on line, it gives teh opportunity to ask for a discount in case teh purchase of a book is of more than one copy. In this case is possible to ask for a budget for free. This shop, part of a chain, is also very active in organizing congresses and round table oabout scientific issues.
This shop mainly sells Russian and English silver, Russian icons, and antique glassware. They also offer a good selection of antique jewelry, furniture and paintings.
This bookshop is located right in front of Cafoscari. There is a wide range of books and discounts are available for members.
Locals who know the hidden secrets of Venice are regular customers of Cantine del Vino Già Schiavi, situated in the Dorsoduro district. Gaining critical acclaim on the official tourism site of Venice, this restaurant serves a selection of “cicchetti” or “light snacks,” traditional Italian food, fresh seafood, cheese and, of course, wine. It is primarily a wine shop and this small store is filled with racks of wine bottles on every side. Its menu includes items like Fennel Crostini, Dried Tuna served with Dandelion, Crema di Pistachio and Pumpkin Mascarpone. Owing to its popularity it easily gets crowded with patrons looking for the best deals on local wines.