Quality Hotel Delfino Venezia Mestre
Corso del Popolo 211
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Decathlon the French brand is known for the huge range of sportswear and outdoor gear it offers. With over 85 stores in Italy itself, the brand boasts of a major global presence, in 20 different countries. These stores stock more than 700 products - all dedicated to some or the other sports or activity. Here you will find a plethora of athletic apparel and footwear, outdoor wear and a diverse range of sporting goods. Located on Via Don Peron, their Venice outlet was established in 2004 and has ever since catered to athletes interested in 70 different sports. The humungous shopping facility is manned by a knowledgeable and courteous staff who will make sure your shopping experience at this Decathlon outlet is exceedingly pleasant.
One of the most popular departmental stores in Mestre, Centro Commerciale Polo is located on Via Ettore Tito. It has been a providing a respite for visiting and resident shpppers of Venice, since its establishment over 20 years back. The place boasts of several products including clothing for men, women and kids, footwear, jewelry, home accessories, electronics and much more. There's also a super-value supermarket where you will find fresh local produce, freshly baked goodies and many packaged food products - all at discounted prices.
If you are looking for rare novels and poetry on the Italian and Venetian way of life, or second-hand books on this city of canals, then Old World Books is the place to head. Its owner John Francis Phillimore is passionate about both the city as well books in general and also operates a famous literary club known as Casa delle Parole. Due to his active literary life, this bookshop is frequented by famous novelists, academics and poets and often book lovers can rub shoulders and gain insights from these august personalities. This store has racks and boxes filled with books that are out of print and unavailable elsewhere, signed copies of renowned local writers and best sellers such as Donna Leon's crime fiction books that feature Venice as a backdrop for its mysteries.
“Malefatte” translates to ”misdeeds” in Italian. Indeed, Malefatte is not just an ordinary fashion store. All its merchandise is produced by inmates of local jails. This shop is run by a cooperative that believes in giving a fresh chance to prisoners, increasing their self-confidence and helping them to add value to the society. This unique rehabilitation initiative has resulted in a shop replete with graphic t-shirts, funky hand-made notebooks, lunch boxes, canvas bags and hand-formulated cosmetics. All its products either promote the principles of fair trade, eco-friendly manufacturing, or the use of organic and recycled materials. Whether you are a fashionista looking for apparel created using unusual methods or just wish to buy some quirky stationery, this store is a great place to find it, with the added bonus of supporting a social cause.
This is in the middle of the Ghetto, a stone's throw from the delle Guglie Bridge (the Ghetto's portico is below the bridge, about thirty meters along on the left hand side). The Laboratorio Blu is a highly commended educational center as well as a children's bookshop. You will be able to find all the classics here. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed and children are always welcome.
Located in the University Institute of Architecture, this bookstore has it all. Cluva is your one stop shop for books on architecture and planning. Available here are graphics, industrial books and even magazines. Qualified personnel, always available to asist you in selecting the best books.
Studio D'Arte Vio art works include Venetian sculpture, architectural decor and ceramics. They are specialized in terracotta articles for wall ornamental decorations. Their production includes tiles, bas-reliefs, plaques, medallions, lions, fountains, angels, panels, borders, friezes. Their art is frost resistant and can be used outside. Insert them to your wall tiles and mosaics, and it will bring to your interior a touch of elegance and prestigious atmosphere of Venetian palace.
Luigi Bevilacqua is one of the most famous Venetian weaving mills in the world, its history spanning three centuries. Both the headquarters and the factory are located in Venice. Here, you can watch and admire the creation of splendid prints, brocades, velvets and damask at close range, they can also be viewed in several Venetian palaces. Choose from a luxurious range of upholstery fabrics to decorate your home or choose from their exclusive range of bags that team up well with chic evening wear. Check website for a complete catalog of quaint fabrics.
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.
This bookshop is in Campo Santa Margherita, a favored haunt of young people and students. It specializes in science fiction and fantasy novels, with an excellent selection. The people that work here are great fans of the genre and are always ready to offer advice or deal with queries regarding either titles or chronologies (often when a series of books is translated by several different authors, each book is then catalogued in a different place, something that renders a simple search something akin to a treasure hunt). The shop is a small with a friendly setting.
Turn heads at masquerade parties with the beautifully designed Venetian masks on offer at Atelier Marega. The little shop is well-known throughout the city for its high-quality craftsmanship and fine detailing. From petite eye-masks to large, intricately-designed ones, the store's collection is exhaustive. Besides this, the shop also offers period costumes for purchase as well as rent. An excellent place to take home a piece of Venice's historic art form.
Mondonovo is not simply, as its name suggests, the new world. In the Venetian sense of the word, it refers to a type of internal floodlight, used by the Chinese for creating shadows, the inspiration behind Guerrino Lovato's concept for this shop. The specialty here is papier-mâché masks made by hand. The origins are as much in the Commedia dell'Arte as in Lovato's imagination. Some of the masks used in the film Eyes Wide Shut were made here. Lovato is also involved in painting, sculpture, set-design, iconography and history of art.