Does Venice have a supermarket? I was thinking no... I didn't see any convenient store. But, hey there is! I will show you where...
Maybe going shopping at a local super is not the first thing you come up with when you are staying in a hotel. But, sometimes you don’t have breakfast at your hotel or hostel.
And time by time it can be convenient to buy the necessary needs at a grocery shop. And above all, when you are staying at an apartment, your refrigerator should be filled for home cooking…
It is comfortable and cheap to buy your snacks for the day.
The biggest super is on Strada Nuova (route between the train station and the Rialto Bridge).
This ‘Conad’ market you will find in more locations. For example, in the area ‘Dorsoduro,’ ‘Santa Croce/San Palo and on the island Lido.
During my stays in Venice, I searched for grocery shops, but I couldn’t find them. Nowadays, the best is to look them up on your smartphone or IPad.
Just do a simple search on ‘supermarkets in Venice’ and choose your nearest shop. The GPS on a smartphone is very handy to navigate in Venice. You can rely on it, even walking in the narrow alleys of Venice Italy.
You have Conad and also COOP supermarkets.
These are the addresses of Conad:
These are the addresses of the chain shop COOP in Venice:
One of my favorite markets is the Punto super on the Westside of Campo Santa Margherita in Santa Croce. The entrance of this grocery shop is hard to find. Look out for a gelato ice-cream shop and a bunch of shopping carts, you will find it! This super is there for years, and they just had a major upgrade since the last time I visited.
Not so long ago there were no convenience stores in Venice. The city always had an independent bakery, butcher and other specialized shops. Now you can find a super in every area in Venice Italy. It is too simple… Even tourists can buy their grocery without trying to speak Italian, and they eat instant food in their hotel room.
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How and when do the locals do their daily shopping? Do I agree that the city of Venice is full of supermarkets and convenience stores?
In my opinion, it is a trend you see in every major city. It is all about full servicing the customer/tourist.
But, for Venice, I want to do local, quality and try to talk Italian. Maybe, only visit the Rialto market...
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