Il tempo si ferma presso La Casa di Loto e così fanno la maggior parte degli acquirenti che passano dalle suoi attraenti vetrine. All'interno, l'atmosfera del 1920 pervade tutto con tavoli vecchio stile coperti con tovaglie e posate, illuminazione d'epoca, e specchiere antiche e armadi che conservano i segreti di un'epoca passata, piena di abiti e accessori vintage. Se siete alla ricerca di una morbida pelliccia marrone per vestire come una gran dama, pantaloni di seta brillanti, abiti di paillettes, gonne a strati, abiti di tulle, jeans vintage, abbigliamento cucito da merletto veneziano o vesti della tradizione locale, si è sicuri di trovarlo qui. Vesti come una bambola glam, una principessa del 20 secolo o un modaiolo del 1950: scegli il tuo stile e presentati ad una festa come icona classica veneziana.
Questo è l'altro Filippi, il figlio, contagiato dal padre in tenera età nell'amore per i libri e per la città. La libreria si trova in Casselleria, che è una perpendicolare della calle che porta da Santa Maria Formosa a campo della Guerra. Editore in proprio, ha un catalogo molto consistente di opere su Venezia e i veneziani, oltre, chiaramente a tutti i testi che si occupino di storia, arte e cultura della Serenissima.
Everyone gets souvenirs like T-shirts, key chains or fridge magnets. But if you are interested in selecting unique souvenir and gift items, visit the SignorBlum shop. The store-cum-workshop is the brainchild of four creative minds that have come together for this venture. Taking inspiration from Venice, they create hand-crafted wooden art pieces. You can give inputs, suggestions and your unique gift item is ready. Since each piece is hand made and made-to-order, every purchase is different sans any similarities or copies. For more details, check website.
The bookstore Ai due santi, since 30 years is working in selling and buying old and precious books. The texts are mainly about science, literature, philosophy, medicine and local history. Twice a year they update their catalogue and they are part of the most important association of antique books. The shop is placed in the very center of the city.
This bookstore, in the center of Padua, borned in 1850 and its from then its motto is that everything must change in order that everything remains the same. The differences are that the catalogue already counts with 60, 000 volumes and half of them lay on the shelves, 1 km long. Every week they organize culture events and round tables and they are heavely involved in the diffusion of the culture.
In 2003 has been created this comic store thanks to the commitment of two friends, Andrea and Federico, fanatics of comics. In the shop, in the center of Padua, is possibel to buy also merchandising, DVDs, role playing games and gadgets. It also offer a comfortable service of subscription to some of the most famous comics, italiana and foreign. It frequently organizes conferences and presentation of the work of new talent of the comic's world. Ask for the Panstore card that gives right to 10% of discount on every purchase.
Mauro Vianello is a store that has an overwhelming collection of glass crafts for such a small space. The store mainly consists of showpieces that are sure to spruce up the look of any room; these include a beautiful collection of glass shells, intricately detailed sea organisms and the most realistic looking glass insects that are sure to scare the ones repulsed by creepy crawlies.
Even a humble profession of being a gondolier has style in it, well, at least in fashion conscious Venice! Since gondolas are not available anywhere but here, the appeal reaches out to many who will never forget the boat ride they took. The memories can be further retained with a souvenir of the velvet slippers or furlane the gondoliers wear while they row. As is the tradition, they are made by convicts who use old bicycle tires to fashion the soles of these comfortable feet 'gloves'. Walk in at Dittura Gianni and pick up a pair to be pleasantly delighted.
Legatoria Polliero is a hole-in-the-wall bookshop offering many books to keep a browser busy, and for the discerning buyer there is a huge stack to choose from. The leather-bound book that you were searching for could be sourced here. Or even better, the store staff will wrap your book for a small fee. The custom job insures you pick an animal skin of your choice. The bargains here are amazing. The locals will guide you to the store front in case you get waylaid.
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.
Located on Via Giuseppe Garibaldi in Castello, Alice in Wonderland is a charming glass gallery. Possibly the best retailer of unique Murano glass artifacts and mosaic-works in Venice, the store is filled with dainty little decorative pieces ranging from pots and vases, mantle pieces and other home decor items. Apart from these, there are some gorgeous stained glass paintings on display which will definitely take your breath away! The store, a tangle of pretty, random and colorful objects, is thus, aptly named.