Let’s not forget the rooftop terrace with its 360 breathtaking view of splendid Venice. This is a DO not to be missed! A fashionista’s paradise and social media’s selfie dream.

Pioneer in global luxury travel retail, DFS T Fondaco dei Tedeschi offers its customers a curated selection of duty-free luxury and local goods such as handbags, fragrances and more.

DFS T Fondaco dei Tedeschi is dated back to a 13th-century historical building at the foot of the Rialto Bridge on the Grand Canal in the heart of Venice. Transformed by Rem Koolhaas and OMA, it is now a lifestyle contemporary urban department store managed by the DFS Group, the world’s leading luxury travel retailer. It is a carefully curated shopping experience with authentic Venetian treasures on the ground floor and more than 200 luxury international brands hand selected by DFS including Italian labels like Gucci, Bvlgari, Bottega Veneta, Fendi, Max Mara, Moncler, Zegna, Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo and Valentino. Other brands offered include Tiffany and Co., Cartier, Burberry, Rimowa, YSL, Celine and many many more. There is some ready-to-wear but DFS mainly carries accessories, jewelry, watches and beauty care. Could this be the Harrods of Italy?

What else does one do besides just SHOP while in Venice? EAT. Inside the magnificent T Fondaco dei Tedeschi, the legendary Phillipe Starck designed Café Amo where you can find gorgeous pastries and Amo Restaurant where you can get a taste of three Michelin star chef Massimiliano Alajmo in the main dining space of the ground floor. Massimiliano and his brother and partner Raf Alajmo created the Amo (“I love”) concept which completes the Venetian lifestyle shopping and eating experience all in one.

Member Benefits

    To reap benefits at DFS T Fondaco dei Tedeschi, member must show her/his Virtual Genius Card (VGC).

    • Welcome Gift*
    • Personal Assistant*
    • Access to the Prestige Lounge
    • Priority line for rooftop visit and special exhibitions (DFS requires registration of its Loyal T card for priority line access)
    • Alipay/WeChat Pay Accepted

    * Show your VGC (Virtual Genius Card) at the Concierge and your Personal Assistant will take care of all your needs for your experience at DFS T Fondaco dei Tedeschi and will give you your Welcome Gift!

    GC Members can also contact the GC Personal Assistant calling the number +39 3455635297 for any assistance before arrival.