venice: fiorella gallery

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specialty

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clientele

only the most emboldened to enter what appears at first glance as a mix between fun house and gay brothel

service

still can't figure out why a 60 year old lady was manning the shop. thought it might her own shop, but she said no.

ambience

>> bewildering <<

address

campo santo stefano 2806 - venice 30124

phone

+39 041 5209228

author

superfuture

date

18 november 2009

last checked

18 november 2009

for sure the most interesting and totally bizarre shop i've seen in venice. right on the corner of the piazza and with eyecatching window display featuring muscley male mannequin in a leather jock strap and holding another mannequin of a baby. inside displays seem to be composed of cockrings and so forth but the shop seems at once totally gay and totally asexual. mannequins inside the shop are all themed on venetian rulers of the past. the products are jackets that are best 'whimsical,' so the end result is kings from 500 years ago wearing weird purple velvet patchwork blazers.