Italian coffee, candy, cookies, and other common food items could be given as gifts or saved for a special occasion. An almond sweet called Torrone and Perugina chocolate wrapped in ornament-shaped plastic balls are very much in demand during Christmas time. A great shop called I Tre Mercanti has excellent packaged gourmet foods and offers a large variety of pasta sauces.
I Tre Mercanti
Address: Sestiere Castello, 5364 30122 Venice