New life for Sotoportego de Rialto, the new shopping street in Venice: artisan shops, jewelers, boutiques, fashion events to have fun shopping in Venice
The Sotoportego de Rialto is the new shopping street in Venice. Boutiques and ateliers come together to offer a cultural experience of the Venetian creativity: jewellery, fashion, design and craftsmanship in the old Via degli Orefici, the road of the Goldsmiths.
A capsule collection made with seaweed fabrics, glass dressed models, dj-sets, two Murano glass design exhibitions, jewellery and semi-precious stone cutting workshops.
The origin of the name, Sotoportego dei Oresi, comes from the presence of numerous goldsmith shops, earliest traces of which can be found in some documents dated 1015. In March 1331 the decision of the Maggior Consiglio was approved and it became mandatory for the goldsmiths to trade, work and sell gold exclusively on the Rialto Insula. However, even after this restriction was withdrawn, gold and precious stones have continued to be sold almost exclusively in Rialto.
The frescos of Ruga degli Oresi are part of those few remaining external frescoes of the great work carried out by famous artists such as Giorgione, Tiziano, Tintoretto, Veronese, who made Venice become The Painted City in the ‘500.
Every shop and every craftsman had their business crociera painted, giving it lustre and at the same time keeping the public building in good condition. Venice, in this way, managed to have the city always well-kept and clean, as well as decorated.
The Sotoportego degli Oresi is now the new Venetian shopping street. Thanks to its very different shops, the Sotoportego reaches a very diverse clientele from all over the world.
Marina e Susanna Sent
Marina and Susanna Sent are a company based in Murano specialized in glass jewels and art objects: sculptures created with artisan techniques, from murrino glass to filigree, plates in fusing glass and lamps made with unique glass fabrics.
The uniqueness of the company, which combines craftsmanship and the research for innovative solutions, emerges clearly in the creation of their original glass jewels; this is the result of their stylistic and technical renewal in the traditional processing. Marina and Susanna’ creations are characterized by a constant research for a structural and formal simplification, by a modernity suspended between the minimalism of transparent and ephemeral elements and the fantasy of colourful and vivid elements.
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From the late 1980s, Stefano and Daniele Attombri have been reinterpreting the history, techniques and glass potential in a contemporary key, ranging between fashion and applied arts.
Lamps, decoration objects, but above all extraordinary jewels.
Inside their atelier, the all-Venetian tradition of perlere (pearl threaders) continues, expanding the potential of ancient knowledge with new techniques of their exclusive creation.
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Pied à Terre
Piedaterre is the casket-shop led by Alessandra and Renato, the two people responsible of its international affirmation. They are the ones who choose the fabrics, the colour tones, the patterns following the momentum and their instinct, based either on the past or on the future; they have always been the ones to plan the company development in order to be up to date and in line with a life expression that constantly changes.
Made in an ecological way, reusing valuable materials and with methods that belong to the tradition with the introduction of some sustainable innovation.
A tradition that has been consolidated over the decades of the twentieth century, improving its construction techniques and the choice of materials, to become a shoe that is increasingly appreciated for its comfort and for the sensation of freedom that gives to the feet.
The gondoliers were the first to use them for their special features: non-slip, they guaranteed perfect stability, without ruining the precious paintings of the Gondolas symbol of the Serenissima.
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Tabinotabi’s creations are made with fabrics produced exclusively using high-tech organic vegetable yarns.
The production cycle used is a closed circuit, with no release of chemical waste. This innovative and ecological process, officially recognized as suitable for a “sustainable development“, firmly incorporates the alga in a natural cellulose fibre. In this way the positive properties of the alga itself are permanently preserved inside the fibre even after several washing cycles.
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Il Giardino di Pippo
Il Giardino di Pippo design lab was born from the desire to create a unique place where Lorenzo, Carolina and Marco Marin could “harvest” their ideas.
Objects, lamps and clothing accessories designed by Lorenzo, Carolina and Marco take then shape thanks to the skill of Italian artisans.
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Jewellery shop that uses strictly certified pearls to create jewellery, at customers’ requests, with precious and semi-precious stones, on gold and silver.
During the Venice Fashion Week, they will show how a pearl is pierced and how an opal is obtained from the rough.
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Brooksfield, Italy, Turin 1971. A collection with a refined total look dedicated to a man who is attentive to his style but free from seasonal trends and the fashion of the moment.
Brooksfield represents tradition, but it constantly innovates by offering affordable luxury through elegant, never dull, pleasant to wear and durable garments.
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The historical Emilio Ceccato shop founded in 1902 at the foot of the Rialto bridge has always been the reference point for clothing among the Venetian Gondoliers.
Today Emilio Ceccato is officially the exclusive supplier and technical sponsor of the “Associazione Gondolieri di Venezia“.
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After making its debut in Venice in 2009, Outly has now 28 stores strategically located in 4 countries.
Over the time Outly has increased its presence and expanded its skills, investing mainly in the prescription glasses’ sector.
Sight is a precious asset to be valued with the care of trained and reliable professionals.
For this reason, Outly has decided to equip every point of sale with specialized optical personnel and the latest machinery for processing and assembling lenses.
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With his sympathy and creativity Francesco Parma has been trading for 20 years in the Sottoportego de Rialto, offering artisan bijoux, unique and highly original pieces, accessories and furnishing objects, made of wood, bone, but also of different fabrics, hypoallergenic metal, seashells and resin, they come in various shapes and colours, suggestive and rich in character.
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Damì clothing offers women’s clothing made in Italy, embellished and complemented by handcrafted necklaces and handbags.
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Dusciana Bravura Venezia
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Mud & Water
Il negozio che porta alcuni tra i brand più noti di streetwear a Venezia
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