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Shopping in Italy

Italians are very conscious of their style, and it’s really no secret that Italy has some of the best shopping in the world, so while you’re there, it would be silly not to indulge in a bit of shopping therapy in Italy. If you happen to have a day out shopping in Italy with your personal local Italian guide, you’ll be taken away from the busy commercial shopping streets of Italy and instead you’ll find yourself meandering the small streets where you can find unique pieces at more affordable prices in the bespoke boutiques. When it comes to shopping Italians mean business, so be sure to set aside a good chunk of your day for it.

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Top 10 Shopping in Italy

  • Via Del Corso in Rome is an area with mile long streets with shop after shop. You’ll find all the well-known high street stores from Diesel to Benetton.
  • Via Monte Napoleone in Milan is where you’ll be able to indulge in some luxury shopping. This is the best area in Milan and you’re bound to pick up some great designer items.
  • Via Giovan Battista Zannoni in Florence is a popular shopping street in Italy. You’ll be able to pick up great leather accessories which the city’s famous for.
  • Mercerie in Venice is a great shopping area with pedestrian only boulevards. Here you’ll find everything from fashion to jewelry.
  • Via Toledo in Naples is one of the liveliest areas in Naples for shopping. This is the city’s longest shopping street which has a host of malls, chain stores and boutiques.
  • Via Mazzini in Verona is a beautiful shopping area in Italy. It’s a large pedestrian only zone and you’ll find a range of clothing, accessory and shoe stores here.
  • Via Garibaldi in Genoa is a famous shopping area. It’s also home to some of the best cafes and restaurants in Italy, so if you’re in the area, it’s worth checking out.
  • Via Polo in Turin is a wonderful place for shopping. Here you’ll pick a lot of treasures ranging from great second-hand books to priceless antiques.
  • Portofino has a range of great shops close to the harbor. Here you’ll find a variety of designer boutique stores such as Dior, Armani and Gucci and also a number shops selling local crafts.
  • Via Rizzoli in Bologna is a popular area for shopping in Italy. You’ll find anything from cool clothing to unique pieces of jewelry.



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Local Shopping Places in Italy

  • Mercatino Michela in Milan is a unique second-hand store where you’ll be able to buy Versace, Armani and Dolce & Gabbana at 75% off.
  • Ai Monasteri in Rome is a shop for foodies. Here you’ll find delicious homemade preserves, honey, liquor, and other oddities. All products have been made in different Italian monasteries.
  • Ponte Vecchio in Florence is the place to go if you’re looking for unique pieces of jewelry. Known for its gold and handmade pieces, you’ll fall in love with this place.
  • 3856 in Venice is popular with the younger hipper crowd in Venice. If you’re fashion conscious and you’re looking for some unique clothes or accessories, head here.
  • Altroquando is an alternative book store in Rome’s city center. This popular shop has a great selection of books, which are far from mainstream. Open to 2am, it’s no wonder it’s so popular.