Shopping is rarely part of our traveling itinerary. We rarely buy anything, but we do look around at local crafts and products while visiting.
What to buy: Como is best known for beautiful, locally-made silks which Nancy viewed in store windows. Scarves and other neck ware were shown in abundance, and would likely be the best buy in Como. She found other shops displaying jewelry and fashion accessories to be of interest.
Several weeks before Christmas, lots of street vendors will mount their counters selling their goods on the streets and squares of the town. You can find absolutely everything there, from jewelry, antiques to clothes, souvenirs, cosmetics, toys... There are people from all over the world exhibiting their merchandise, so you can find a Chinese vendor with oriental souvenirs or toys next to the African wood carved furniture and ornaments and then, Polish clothes seller, Italian arts and crafts, etc... it's very interesting!
Here you can find many educational toys for kids made in wood, stuff or any other material.
But you can also find nice objects as lamps, zen garden, chinese tea kit, and many many other things.
It's a wonderul shop!
... if you want something a bit more particular there's the saturday market in Piazza San Fedele. The first sat of the month it's an antique trade market.
What to buy: Incenses, jewells, accessories, toys....
Every Tuesday, Thursday (morning) and Saturday (all the day long), there's the open-air market near Porta Torre (the medieval city entry) where you can find many things at a good price...
To have a cloth designed and realized only for you!
What to pay: the price depends on the chosen material and model.
Ostello Villa Olmo Como
2 Reviews and 11 Opinions The hostel is about 20 minutes walk from the trainstation or the centre of Como. It is clean and...
4 Reviews and 213 Opinions We had a very small room, but has a balcony overlooking the lake. The shower stall does not have a...
Le Due Corti Hotel Como
1 Review and 24 Opinions THE HOTEL IS LOCATED IN THE CENTER OF COMO CLOSED TO THE OLD TOWN WALLS COMPLETELY RESTRUCTED OVER...