Photo: Megs Mahoney Dusil
High-end fashion away from the Mercerie crowds
Talk of the town: The Frezzeria is where Byron stayed on his first visit to Venice.
Although a street in its own right, 'Frezzeria' usually refers to a collection of streets to the west of Piazza San Marco. From the Fondamenta Orseolo, down Frezzeria to the Calle Vallaresso, numerous narrow passageways shoot off in all directions, containing a mix of high-end fashion names and smaller, but equally exclusive, boutiques.
Louis Vuitton and Versace aside, the smaller labels like Bruno Magli and La Coupole offer stylish alternatives with a lower price tag. At the southern end of the Frezzeria area, is the world-famous Harry's Bar where you can stop for a Bellini, should you feel you haven't dropped enough Euros already.