Courtesy of Venetia Studium
With globalization’s rise, the demand for hand-made goods has virtually disappeared, and sadly, the Venetian traditions are dying out. The majority of shops you will pass now are either well-known international brands or shops selling poorly made souvenirs. However, the special finds remain those made by artisans who have devoted years to their craft—whether they sell cheese and chocolates, exquisite hand-blown glass or fashion and fabrics made the old-fashioned way. Seek them out.