Shopping in Venice

Most shops are open from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm.

While some supermarkets stay open throughout the day, other food stores close at lunch time from 1.00 pm to 4.00/5.00 pm.

On Sundays you can shop in the city centre, but in other districts most of the stores are closed.


There are about 10 different places (called stazi) in Venice where you can hire a gondola. The hire charge is about € 80.00-€ 90.00 for a gondola seating up to 6 people, and the tour lasts about 35-40 minutes.


Public toilets can be found in various places around the city, and there are facilities close to St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto.

Opening times vary according to season and demand:


Opening times: 8.30-12.30 and 14.35-15.35. Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.


There are many pharmacies in Venice and their weekday opening times are:

9.00-12.30 and 15.45-19.30

Dispensing services on weekends and public holidays are covered on a rotating duty basis. Duty pharmacies usually keep to their weekday opening hours, although some may open am only.