Venice is a very very very plesant tourist trap, at least from my
I didn’t see much in the way of jewelery when I was there, it’s
mostly known for Murano glass (which is most excellent) and masks. I
also may have completely missed the boat on the jewelers there
because I only recently discovered how interesting art metalsmithing
I can’t recomend a particular glass shop in Murano, except that I’d
suggest that you spend a lot of time at the shops going through the
different ones. If your hotel has a shuttle to Murano, you will end
up at a glass shop that charges a lot for the glass. Better deals
can be had elsewhere.
Most of the glass shops will ship stuff for you as part of the
service. They will pack the heck out of it so that even if it gets
mishandled, it will still make it OK. Much much less trouble than
trying to take it with you the whole way.
It’s like any town where there’s lots of tourists… there’s the
places that are oriented towards tourists and there’s the places that
hate the tourists where the real deals / fun / etc. can be had.
Have fun in Venice. It’s a very unique place and it may be a coral
reef instead of a city in 100 years, so enjoy it while you can.
Ken “Wirehead” Wronkiewicz \ \ /
http://www.wirewd.com/wh/ \ \