Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Where to Shop in Florence Italy

If you are planning a visit to Florence, you may be wondering where to shop in Florence Italy.
Despite its small size, Florence boasts a good variety of high quality shops, selling designer clothes, shoes, antiques, crafts, jewellery, gifts, food and wine. It’s not the place for bargain shopping, but you will definitely be spoilt for choice.

If you are looking for designer goods, all the big names such as Armani, Gucci, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and Valentino can be found in the elegant streets of Via de’ Tornabuoni and Via della Vigna Nuova. If you’re seeking bargains you may want to take a trip to the designer outlets listed in section 6.4, or do your shopping during the months of January or July when the sales are on.

If you’re looking for leather goods your best bet is to head for Santa Croce or San Lorenzo. There is a wide selection of shops selling leather jackets, handbags, wallets and shoes. If you’re a leather enthusiast you may also want to check out the leather museum near Santa Croce, where you can view work in progress and do a spot of shopping.

The street for antique shopping is Via Maggio, near Santa Spirito in the Oltrarno area. Here you’ll find everything from furniture to picture frames and vases, as well as antiques dating from the 16th century.

If it’s jewellery you’re after, then head for the Ponte Vecchio where you’ll find many small shops offering unique jewellery.

Also, if you are wondering where toi shop in Florence Italy like the locals don’t forget to visit the markets!

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