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Hotel Sant'Elena: the ideal starting point for shopping in Venice and its surroundings

Hotel Sant'Elena Venice is excellent as a starting point to reach Saint Mark's Square and in general Venice's old town, but also to visit the nearby islands: with a short and suggestive vaporetto-ride it is possible to reach the famous glass factories of Murano or admire the famous Burano lace.


Venice is famous for its characteristic craftsmanship, a rare art that passes on ancient techniques of the masters of the past and requires a lot of skill and experience. Hotel Sant'Elena is the perfect choice to discover everyone of them.

Embroidery and lace: The island of Burano

Burano Venice Hotel SantElena Venezia 


The art of lace was born in Venice during Renaissance and Burano has stood out across the ages for the type of processing that took place here through the use of the needle and without textile support.

On the island you will find many shops selling tablecloths, centerpieces, clothes, sheets and much more.



Pearls, murrine and glass: the island of Murano

Vetreria Rossetto Murano Hotel SantElena Venezia 


On the island of Murano there are many laboratories that have their own attached shop where you can buy vases, murrine (small glass miniatures), glass beads and many different objects.

You can also visited a museum dedicated to this art, the Murano Glass Museum.


Venetian Masks

Maschere Veneziane Hotel SantElena Venezia 


It is possible to find them in all the shops in the city, of every color and size, from the most precious to the cheapest ones of souvenir stalls.

In particular, in the Artisan Masks Workshop in Castello district you will find true masterpieces.