I didn’t see any mall in Venice, but I saw tons of shops. You find shops in virtually every corner, no matter how narrow the streets are. It’s dizzying, as different stores with different merchandise can be on one strip. No matter how much we attempted to go back to where we came from, we always end up trudging a different direction. It must be that our sense of direction is really bad. We always got lost, but somehow, ended always in Piazza San Marco, because if we didn’t end up there, we won’t be able to find our way back to Hotel Europa & Regina where we were billeted. Whenever we sensed we were getting lost, we always asked for the direction heading towards Piazza San Marco.
As you can see in the photos, the buildings where the shops are housed are typical Venetian structures. Some are old, and some are newer. I’m not sure, but the upper floors maybe for residential use except for the Louis Vuitton and Chanel stores. I spent almost an hour on the Hermes shop, but wound up empty handed as the item I wanted was not available in the color I want. I swear, I would have broken my shopping vow to my husband. He must have been really lucky on this trip, because even if I had the details of the merchandise with me and brought it along with me to Milan, the merchandise was also unavailable there (the sales staff phoned the store in Milan in an attempt to reserve the item for me and buy it once we get there).