Tuscany Shopping

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Tuscany Shopping

  • Leather

    Florence Shopping

    Before going to Florence, I did some research on buying leather. High reviews on Michelangelo's shop kept coming up again and again on Virtual Tourist. His shop became a priority. When we showed several of our tour guides the address, no one knew the street. I was not about to give up. My son finally located it on google maps. It wasn't on local...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Gold Shopping

    Florence Shopping

    The Ponte Vecchio has historically been the area for gold shopping in Firenze. As you can see from the photo there are also plenty of other types of shops, as well. Since it's in the center of the city, it is easily accessible! Gold and jewelry

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • For the Kitchen

    Florence Shopping

    If you're lucky enough to have an apartment with a refrigerator or a hotel room in the spring or autumn where you can store food on a window ledge to keep it cool, then of course, one of the best ways to experience the local flavor, to drink in the culture, is to shop locally for food! We shopped at our local supermercato, Sapori & Dintorni Conad,...

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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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  • 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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  • For Shipping Home: Best Way to Purchase...

    On our way out of the town of Montalcino as we headed toward Siena we stopped in the country at Fonte Petri.They specialize in sending purchases all over the world.We had fallen in love with the famed and expensive Brunello wines.The kind owner let us taste so many different wines. She was not at all "pushy" about sales. The setting was beautiful...

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  • For a Special Treat Each Day....

    This is a combination Shopping, Local Custom, and Warning Tip.. learned early-on while staying in Gaeta for three months that in Italy, it is a good idea to let the person in charge of the store select your fruits/vegetables FOR you. Unlike in America, Italians, I found, "frown" upon the touching of the fresh produce. When you think about it, I...

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  • If You're Looking For Art to Take...

    If you want to buy a worthwhile item to take home with you from Tuscany to remember your trip, I suggest that you check out the many street artists in the piazzas.On two different trips to Italy, we purchased lovely water colors and oil paintings from street artists. We selected paintings of the places that we had seen. They now hang in our Great...

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  • Main Food Market – Florence

    Main Food Market – FlorenceMercato CentraleIn this large 2 story covered market you can find just about any food item imaginable. The lower level contains bread shops, olive oil, pasta shops, cheese shops, wine shops, and butchers with all types of meat. The top level contains mostly fruit and vegetable stands. This is a great place to check out...

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  • Markets - Firenze

    This outdoor market happens every day, including Sunday. To find it, head to San Lorenzo Church, one Block north of the Duomo Baptistery, on Borgo San Lorenzo. From the entrance of the Church you can see the Market filling the streets and stretching for a few blocks and also around the Large Marcato Central, indoor food market.There’s a bit of...

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  • leather

    Leather bags are in Tuscany less expensive and more beautiful than in Germany. So I bought 2 bags for me. Try to get them i places, where not so much tourists are. We bought ours in Lucca, it's a bit less expensive than San Gimignano.

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  • Ricciarelli

    There are lots of excellent looking things in that store, but we took the ricciarelli. yummie, they are just delicious!

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  • Pecorino

    On the local markets you can try the cheese. In Tuscany you will find a lot of pecorino. I love it! I saw this on a market in Certaldo.

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  • Grocery Store

    In every place, you need just an ordinary grocery store. In Tuscany, the most common available is Coop. You can get almost everything you need for making food, drinks etc there.

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  • eat our bread !

    Tuscan bread, sold throughout Italy, is made without salt. When freshly baked, the crust is crisp and the inside (midolla) is moist. Wood-burning ovens traditionally were used to bake bread in the country, and they weren't fired daily, so the bread had to be last. Pane toscano is at its best after a day, actually improving in texture and flavor....

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  • Olio di oliva

    EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OILQuality olio extra vergine d'olive, extra virgin olive oil, is a Tuscan specialty. The olive trees' silver leaves and gnarled trunks dominate the landscape of much of Toscana, although many trees were turned into shrubs by the freeze of 1985. The finest oil is made with hand-picked olives, quickly transported to the olive...

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  • Drink more wine!!!!!!

    Buy some Italian red wine like Chianti..... It´s fun to test some local wineries I think..... also try the white wine of San Gimignano, the "Vernaccia"......

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