Italy Shopping

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Italy Shopping

  • Souvenirs

    Rome Shopping

    Tacky tchochke shops, like the one above, clutter up every street and every corner around the tourist hot spots and they all carry the same junk: ‘David' key chains; glow-in-the-dark Virgins; plastic Pietas; lurid, mass-produced Venetian masks (wrong city, folks); Colosseum ashtrays; the Pope slapped on everything from tea towels to fridge magnets....

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  • Murano Glassware

    Venice Shopping

    Murano glass treasures are amazing! Also, over priced! Buyer beware! For example, I found a little, contorted glass bowl with an opalescent hue that I really wanted. One store had it for €45. I thought it was too expensive and proceeded to go back to another store that had a similar bowl I liked and found they wanted €78. Well, this was no bigger...

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  • Leather

    Florence Shopping

    Ordered a womens high quality antilope reversible coat in August 2010 ( correct 2010!) and paid 1200 Euro in advance. Measurements were taken from my wife and colour selected and a coat arrived albeit late in October 2010. The received item was the wrong colour, wrong size( even too large for my100+ Kg frame) and very poor quality likely ex China....

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  • Fashion and leather

    Milan Shopping

    Milan is a magnet for fashion-buyers and designer labels. The Via Montenapoleone and immediate surrounds is the home of most of the great labels of the world, where you can virtually walk out of Dolce & Gabbana and into Versace and then onto Armani, and on ... and on ... and on. It's a beautiful little area (bounded by Via Gesu, Via Andrea, Via...

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  • Clothes & shoes

    Verona Shopping

    At my hotel I asked where normal people in Verona go shopping for clothes, i.e. people who don't want to spend a fortune for the latest fashions on the Via Mazzini. One of the stores they suggested was Oviesse on the Via Roma, which did in fact have exactly what I was looking for, and at a lower price than I would have paid in Germany. Second...

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  • food and wine

    Genoa Shopping

    Hmm, this is what I really love, fine fresh and moderately expensive fishes & crabs. It is, however, too much if asking 26€ for the wild orata (orata nostrana), should cost around 20 euros, not more then that. The other guy have put the price of 10€ for "orata nostrana" but there must be something wrong about it. Or this is breeded orata or it's...

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  • Shopping/Festivals/Markets

    Como Shopping

    Shopping is rarely part of our traveling itinerary. We rarely buy anything, but we do look around at local crafts and products while visiting. 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...

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  • boutiques

    Portofino Shopping

    Clothing is part of my job and I am always and everywhere checking shops which selling clots. Top touristic destinations usually have top quality shops with the cloths. Loro Piana is world's leading manufacturer of fine fabrics characterised by ultra fine cashmere and merino wool. Actually, Loro Piana is world's largest cashmere producer. Around 20...

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  • Women's Clothing

    Rome Shopping

    This is one of the very few boutiques selling nearly new ladies designer wear and accessories. A glimpse in the window and you would believe that all is new. In fact it has a wide range of labels and the quality is great. The staff and the owner make it a wonderful experience. Prices are also very competitive as you are basically getting things...

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  • Venetian Masks (carnival etc)

    Venice Shopping

    Funny thing. While in all Europe, in December, commerce is directed to Christmas, Venice is already selling… Carnival. Yes, if we search for it we may find some gadgets included in Christmas paraphernalia, but the core business in early December is already masks and costumes. That means two things: • Venice is not a child’s destination • Venice’s...

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  • San Lorenzo Market

    Florence Shopping

    As you walk down the streets of Florence, you have no lack of shopping opportunities. Not only are there lots of shops, but there are also street markets that sell just about anything you are looking for. Many of these vendors seem to sell leather goods, scarves, and tourist items (like those boxer shorts with Michelangelo’s David strategically...

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  • Clothes - not high fashion

    Milan Shopping

    If you want to go shopping in the Duomo area and not spend a fortune, it looks as if Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is the best choice. Contrary to the Galleria of the same name, there are not many high fashion shops there, but more shops like Zara, footlocker, GAP and so on. I must admit that apart from this, I found the street not really...

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  • Fleamarket

    Verona Shopping

    This is definetely the object I would like to buy, and old gramophone which still works. The price was around one thousand euros, but negotiale. The fleamarket offers lots of various stuff, I am sure you'll find something according to your preferences.

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  • fornitures

    Genoa Shopping

    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....

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  • Men's Clothing

    Rome Shopping

    this is a marvelous shopping center mall just outside city limits of Rome. We are shoppers and llike to go to where local people go so this was an experience. We found out at termini that bus 38 took us there and there was a big shopping center. Well we were not mistaken, this is huge 220 stores and many restaurants, the place is popping full of...

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  • Markets and supermarkets

    Venice Shopping

    I was pleased to find a supermarket fairly near to my hotel, so that I could stock up on a few snacks to eat in my room. My breakfast was quite basic , so i purchased some yogurts (1.20 euros for 4 pots) potato crisps (1.10 euros for a large packet) praline chocolate (3.50 euros) fruit juice (1.05 euro and 1.10 euros) clementines (3 euros) and a...

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  • Outlet Mall

    Florence Shopping

    I think that both the Mall and Barberino Designer Outlet deserve to be visited since the shops you find are different. The Mall is located in Leccio, about 20 km south of Florence heading to Valdarno-Arezzo. Here you can find several famous fashion outlets such as Prada, Gucci, Armani Jeans, Bottega Veneta, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Tod's and...

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  • Food & drink

    Verona Shopping

    This excellent food shop, called "Albertini" is situated in Corso Santa Anastasia, just a foot from Piazza dellle Erbe. It offers an excellent choice of food, wines an olive oils. Anything you like, I suggest you San Daniele prosciutto, Olio d'oliva extravergine and famous Brunello red wine. Not too much, except for Brunello wine which cost approx....

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  • Food - Beverage

    Rome Shopping

    This is one the more known, famous area, old section of Rome but heavily touristic and prices to match. It is the area for the trendy youngs to come here at night too according to the local friends there. fruits are good in summer but it has all kinds of food items on display in several stands prices to match tourist area

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  • Food, wine and sweets

    Venice Shopping

    The Jewish comunity is big in Venice, and around the old Ghetto area there are a lot of shops offering Kosher food. This bakery attracted our sense with the color of the windows and the smell of the sugary goodies they were baking. We tried their tiny pizzette di sfoglia and a variety of their cookies. The ones with almond were exceptional. few...

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  • Mercato Centrale

    Florence Shopping

    Just down the street from San Lorenzo is the large building that houses the San Lorenzo Mercato Centrale, Florence’s central market. This indoor market is open Monday through Friday from 0700 to 1400 and Saturdays from 0700 to 1700. I wandered around this market on Saturday morning and enjoyed just watching the locals do their shopping, lining up...

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  • Negotiating Prices

    Rome Shopping

    While in Rome you'll find many people lined up along the streets selling knock off purses, belts, sunglasses, etc. I would just like to say, that if you do see one that you like, if you walk away from them, and tell them that you have NO Cash. (hide most you money elsewhere and even show him your empty wallet) you can get them to go very low in...

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  • Burano Lace

    Venice Shopping

    Lace work can be found around the world, but in Burano it is more than craft, it is a passion. The beautiful work is done with utmost care and with great pride. The problem today is less and less lace is actually hand made in Burano. Can you remember your grandmother's dining room table? Did it have a lace tablecloth on it? If so, it just may have...

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  • Gold Shopping

    Florence Shopping

    Having been to Florence before, I knew there were too many options and not enough time to shop for the perfect gold jewelry. I contacted Maren Erickson, US/Seatle expat, to help aid me in my Florence shopping expedition - one of the best things I did in my 8 days in Italy. Maren made an appointment to see one of the most sought after family of...

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  • Via Condotti

    Rome Shopping

    Rome own famous shopping streets Via Condotti - is one of them, where all the top names in fashion and design industry can be found in this expensive and exclusive shopping This shopping street, is one of the fanciest and most expensive shopping streets of Rome. The street, which runs from "Piazza di Spagna to the Via del Corso", is mainly...

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  • Street Sellers (fake products)

    Venice Shopping

    If you are within sight of a handful or more tourists, you are not far from a shop or stand selling souvenirs of Venice, most of which look about alike and are over-priced. Popular items begin and end with the ubiquitous carnival masks, but of course there are always the t-shirts, water color paintings (seemingly mass-produced), etc.. Scarves were...

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  • Gucci Outlet

    Florence Shopping

    One of my favourite places where to shop good quality and nice products at good prices. Once a year I book a long week-end stay in Florence or nearby The Mall to visit The Mall, to enjoy the exquisite Tuscan cuisine, to stay in a nice hotel or agriturismo...that's relaxing! I suggest this very relaxing and enjoyable short-holiday to everybody...!...

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  • Porta Portese Market

    Rome Shopping

    We were up very early to go to Porta Portese flea market, the biggest and most popular flea market in Rome. It was so much fun. It was a huge maze of stalls – a lot of new clothes, shoes, jewelry, handbags, etc. But there were also so many stalls of antique stuff and even just some junk! We happily made a few purchases. Just outside the market we...

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  • Books

    Venice Shopping

    We found a lot of sights and stores by getting lost. This one we stumbled upon when we were trying to find a museum. Instead we saw this bookstore for used books and went in.It was fun to look around. All sorts of books were on display or packed in boxes. There had been high water that day and the shop owner showed me how close the water had come...

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  • Prada Outlet

    Florence Shopping

    There are actually two prada outlets now in florence. One art barabarino outlet and the main one at Monte Varchi aka Space. It has prada, but also miu miu. But i wont exactly call it Prada outlet...its more like a factory store. Matter of fact it looks/feels more like a huge regular prada store than a outlet store. Downside; Most discounts are...

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  • Bartolucci

    Rome Shopping

    This is just an amazing shop close to the Pantheon. These charming items are the result of a patient manual labor - made of pinewood - designed and created by the Bortolucci family - Francesco, Matteo, Chiara, and Anna. The photos do not do justice to the great detail. For more than 60 years, three generations of Bartolucci's family are united by a...

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  • Ponte Vecchio

    Florence Shopping

    A lot of visitors to Florence take pictures of the Ponte Vecchio, but don’t go and see the many shops on the bridge. It is worth a look around. Mostly the businesses are Jewellers and I have to admit it was way beyond my budget, but you don’t have to buy anything. It is said that the practice of ‘Bankruptcy’ was invented here. The Italian words...

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  • Via del Corso

    Rome Shopping

    Via del Corso is one of the main streets of Rome and my favourite shopping spot. Here you can find the big international stores, like Zara, Nike and Adidas, the big Italian stores, such as Feltrinelli (the equivalent of Fnac, where you can find Italian books and music), Carpisa (bags) and Havana (affordable women clothes) and some other smaller...

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  • Shoes

    Florence Shopping

    Florence is home of several world leaders in fashion designing, such as Gucci, Cavalli, Pucci and to me the best of all Salvatore Ferragamo. Since 1938 Ferragamo store is housed in a castle, Palazzo Spini Feroni, in a famous Via dei Tornabuoni. In this street, side by side, you can see the most eye-catching shops in the world. Ferragamo is wide...

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  • Children's Clothing

    Rome Shopping

    If you like Ferrari then don´t miss their shop. We bought a sweater and a pair of pants for our son (4 months old). Realy expensive 88 Euro but it was realy good quality. I recommend the store take a look.

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  • Souvenirs

    Florence Shopping

    Whenever I go to any city, I love to check out the local markets - from the flower markets to the food markets. Another place I always try to visit is a grocery store. It's a great way to find different/unusual souvenirs, pick up the makings for lunch, or just buy something you have tried and liked in a particular place. Below are some places to...

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  • Books

    Rome Shopping

    This is the store in roma for books, music and video games, they are with many locations some only with books like near us, and then bigger store in shopping centers and the most famous at galleria alberto sordi for the cultural and music lover in you ,this store is for you, a must to visit while in Roma. Great selection, good prices ,nice decor,...

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  • Mercato Nuovo

    Florence Shopping

    Near Orsanmichele and Piazza della Repubblica is the Mercato Nuovo, held under an old loggia. This sells the same things as the other markets, but it is in a very central location for tourists. I saw lots of scarves and tourist trinkets, as well as clothing items for sale. The ambiance of the old covered marketplace and loggia sets this market...

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  • La Rinascente

    Rome Shopping

    La Rinascente is an upscale department store in Rome where you can find really good quality merchandises (clothes, perfume, jewelry, etc). The prices are not cheap, but the quality is good. The store is worth to stop by even if you do not buy anything, just to get an idea of what they sell in Rome in an upscale department store and what the prices...

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  • Women's Clothes

    Florence Shopping

    Around the Duomo are loads of streets with millions of great little shops. Intimissi is a chain of really lovely underwear shops (i saw three of them in Florence) and its really cheap. I got a lovely vest and pants for €13. There is also a lovely china shop just off from the Duomo where i got a little teapot with a Lautrec painting on it. We...

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  • Vertecchi

    Rome Shopping

    This shop has paper goods like stationery, poster board, notebooks, greeting cards. There are also art and craft supplies, writing utensils, school bags, party supplies, and much more! If you love paper, expect to spend your whole salary!

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  • Men's Clothes

    Florence Shopping

    I am back in SF now, and sad to have left Italy, and sad to say goodbye to Maren and her dog, Chia! I am a busy professional gay man, I know what I like, I love clothes and shoes and have a good eye for fashion, especially what looks good on men. So I couldn’t imagine hiring a shopping guide before. But for this trip to Italy, I was only in...

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  • Al Sogno

    Rome Shopping

    A wonder world for the kids where we went to buy some presents, Al Sogno has everything - antique toys and collectables, one-off and porcellain dolls (if you are taking kids best make sure they behave!), old-style and antique soft toys, chess sets and games. There are also nice furniture items (we loved the old globes and the nursery furnishings),...

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  • Bartolucci

    Florence Shopping

    There is an fantastic shop in Via Condotta, called "Bartolucci", offering hand-made wooden toys of exceptional beauty. You just can't resist not entering into the shop, looking indide through the glass window isn't good enough. Here you'll find Pinocchio that you dreamed about. Another thing, do not hesitate because inside the shop you'll see kids...

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  • Music

    Rome Shopping

    It's my favourite shop in Rome, but maybe just because music is such a big part of my life. This shop is great because you can find anything you are looking for and for a very good price. Very very well specialized in alternative music. You can find pop music everywhere, this is absolutely the best shop to buy any other kind. This is not something...

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  • Apr 8, 2013 at 4:06 PM

    Where can I purchase Postina Zanellato messenger bags ?

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      Apr 8, 2013 at 6:23 PM

      In stores across Italy. On link below, see list of cities offering Postina, click on city name & you'll get address of stores. Also on website, upper right, click on "store online" & continue shopping. :) (I've got Venice showing on that link, you can change it for any city you want of course.)
      zanellato.com/stores/italy/v...

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