In Via Garibaldi, the most impostant street in Genoa, (Rubens found its elegance mesmerising, and was inspired to record its architectural history in the " Palazzi di Genova") at the first floor of Palazzo Campanella, made in 1562, you'll find a shop totally different. Household items, furniture, crystals, china, all is exibited like in a house. Under frescos made in 1569 and stucco works gilted and mirrors in Versailles-Style there is all for the house, from the copper pot to the Alvar Aalto's Vase.
What to buy: In this store you can find from the little gift (I've bought a wonderful olive tray that cost 8 €) to an extraordinary selections of porcelain tableware, crystal and cutlery, all contextualized in presentation by association with furniture and lighting from some of the greatest designers of the 20th century.Dont't miss the kitchen departement!
What to pay: I've said, there are things of all prices, but you can come in only for take a look to the decorations!
We visited the museo del olivo in Imperia. There is a shop where you also can buy olive oil and other products made from olives. But there are also lots of other little farmers in that regiion who sell excellent olive oil.
What to buy:
tipical food: olive oil, artichokes in march (albenga), salted anchoives, rossese di dolceacqua (western riviera), cinqueterre wine (eastern), focaccia (from arenzano to sestri levante), pesto (from pegli to sestri levante), pansoti e salsa di noci (from arenzano to sestri levante), salame (s.olcese), cheese (s.stefano).
What to pay: real oil, cinqueterre and rossese are quite expensive.
It's good 3* hotel, rather centrally located (about 15 min walk to Duomo and 25 min walk to the...more
Via Telemarco Signorini #177, Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy
Good for: Business
Piazza Marconi 26, Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy
Good for: Couples