Eurospar: eating cheap
When money starts to get tight in Italy, we find the best thing to do is find a nice grocery store. For 10 euro you can buy bread and nice cheese and prociutto and fruit and wine. Take a nice walk and have a great picnic.
What to buy: Wine and cheese are especially nice.
What to pay: Grocery store prices are inexpensive.
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Arezzo's antiques exhibition: It is one BIG flea market
On the first Sunday of the month, blocks and blocks of Arezzo become one huge antique shopping mall. We really couldn't buy stuff to drag home to the U.S. so I just took pictures of the things we liked. If you bought yourself an old house in Italy and needed fixtures and furniture to fill it, this would be the perfect place to start. I don't know how the prices were but the sheer competion must keep them fairly reasonable.
What to buy: Beautiful furniture and light fixtures.
What to pay: I guess depends how good a hagler you are.
Arete: Terracotta products
This is a fun shop on the Piazza Grande with lots of small terracotta treasures and other random souvenirs. Admittedly its a bit touristy, but if you're traveling for a long time and don't want to be loaded down with heavy pots, this is a wonderful place to come for a bit of Tuscan style.
This particular shop is on the left-hand side (when facing uphill) of the Piazza Grande. Here I purchased a small terracotta key holder--perfect for those forgetful people like myself, sturdy enough to hold up through another month of traveling, and a great memento of my favorite Tuscan destination.
What to pay: Small terracotta items: 5 - 15 Euros
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