The major purchasing thoroughfare of San Marco is made up of three slender mercerie (actually which means haberdashers) beginning close to the Rialto and working nearly all the way in which to Piazza San Marco.
The Merceria di San Salvador begins simply south of the Campo San Bartolome. Following the indicators “San Marco” will deliver you first into Merceria San Zulian after which the Merceria dell’Orologio, which enters the Piazza San Marco from beneath the Torre dell’Orologio. The seventeenth-century English writer John Evelyn described the Mercerie because the “most scrumptious streete within the World for the sweetnesse of it.” The days when silks, tapestries, perfumes, caged birds and apothecary’s cures had been traded have given solution to lace, leather-based sneakers and purses, plus glass ware from Murano and masks outlets promoting carnival apparel. There are additionally many small cafes and rosticcerias providing sizzling snacks and native meals.
Mercerie has many stalls and outlets which vie for customers consideration. World famend Italian footwear is without doubt one of the greatest promoting merchandise present in Mercerie.
If you happen to tire of great retail remedy, search for the Sottoportego del Cappello (first left after the Torre when leaving San Marco) the place there’s a aid commemorating the Previous Girl of the Mortar who dropped a pestle from a window (presumably by chance) and killed the usual bearer of an rebel in 1310. Seeing their flag go down, the rebels fled again in direction of the Rialto. In reward for her intervention, Previous Giustina requested solely that the Venetian flag be hung from her window on feast days, and that her lease ought to by no means be raised.