Every traveler to Venice wants to go home with a special souvenir?a carnival mask, a piece of Murano glass, a handcrafted piece of lace. But selecting which mask or which goblet to buy can be an intimidating experience. How do you know if you?re buying something authentic, something made in Venice, something made in a traditional way? How do you gauge how much you should pay, and how do you know if you?re being ripped off? How do you determine if you have fallen prey to one of the city?s many tourist traps?Laura Morelli, an art historian and trusted guide in the world of cultural travel and authentic shopping, leads you to the best of the city?s most traditional arts: Murano glass, carnival masks, gondolas, lace, paper, and more. This indispensible guide includes practical tips for locating the most authentic goods in one of the busiest tourist destinations in the world. Packed with useful information on pricing, quality, and value, and with a comprehensive resource guide, Laura Morelli?s Authentic Arts: Venice is the perfect guide for anyone wanting to bring home the unique traditions of Venice.This indispensible guide includes practical tips for locating the most authentic goods in one of the busiest tourist destinations in the world.