Italian Shopping: where to go city by city
Italian Shopping: We went for the North of the “BelPaese”
(Shopping in Italy, discovering the North) and now we are here, strolling through the most beautiful cities and shopping streets in
Center of Italy.
Fashion wears Italian… at Florence.
Via Tornabuoni holds wonderful residences and awesome buildings belonging to noble florentine families. Here we find numerous boutiques like Cartier, Gucci, Prada, and luxury stores going ahead all along via Vigna Nuova while on Via del Parione, ateliers and artisanship workshops are leading.
Ponte Vecchio shines by the light of all the goldsmith shops situated along the bridge, where you can find handmade pieces like necklace, rings, earrings, bracelet and brooches.
The neighbourhood to the river Arno has always been a key to the development of the leather market.
The recommendable places to go to buy leather articles are the open markets like those of San Lorenzo and Piazza del Mercato Nuovo.
And where can you get the best of Tuscan food? The covered markets like those of San Lorenzo and Sant’Ambrogio: fresh products and products of the season, extra virgin olive oil, pasta, meat and more, to taste the best of Italy.
A few kilometres from Florence, stays Barberino Designer Outlet. It’s an amazing store fortress where you can shop in absolute comfort and stillness.
Made in … Marche.
The shoes industry represents the excellency of this region which shows off the biggest fruitful district of Italy.
Known as the homeland of the shoes Made in Italy, the Marches is where are fabricated the famous trend shoes of Italy and more.
Almost the eighty per cent of the Italian shoes production comes from the provinces of Fermo and Macerata.
Dwelling in a district master by a hilly foreland on which it rises; Ancon is the chief town of this region.
The main areas for shopping are: Corso Mazzini, Corso Garibaldi, Corso Stamira, Piazza Roma, Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza del Plebiscito; The gourmet lovers will find stores and food workshops where they could buy typical products like the famous Ciauscolo, a kind of spreading salami. You find it only here.
In Piazza Cavour are fit out vagrant markets each last Sunday of the month. Often there, are heading interesting business.
Wherever you go, there is a shopping centre!
Here we are in Perugia, with its 50 selling points, 11 cinema, 5 restaurants and a huge amusement arcade, the shopping mall Gherlinda is the entertainment buttonhole.
Collestrada shopping mall is one of the biggest you could find throughout the district of Perugia.
It’s composed by more than 50 stores, a supermarket and a lot of bars or restaurants.
Abruzzo is all to discover ..
Stands in front of the Adriatic coast Pescara, where the main street for shopping is Corso Umberto I. But you have also Via Nicola Fabrizi and Corso Vittorio Emanuele where you can buy cheaper things. 18 km far away there is Chieti, the oldest and richest town of Abruzzo, it offers wonders. And then, the “Regina degli Appennini”, L’Aquila, astonishing chief-town that is starting to shine again.
Megalo, situated in the district of Chieti, is the biggest mall of Abruzzo. Going through it, you’ll walk in and out of shops and even bar. At the end of your shopping day, you could spend some time at the cinema there.
You can also have as starting point “Città Sant’Angelo Village“, a wonder for all the Outlet Addicted; 130 shops of national and international brands.
Besides, Città Sant’Angelo is a dashing place to discover.
It’s one of the best Italian villages. With its colourful XIV century’s churches like Santa Chiara, Sant’Agostino and San Michele Arcangelo, this wonderful place offers an old view of the province.
Called Caput Mundi: Roma
With the well-known Via dei Condotti, Via Borgognona, Via Frattina and the neighbour Piazza di Spagna, included Via del Babbuino, “Tridente” is the most important area high fashion shopping.
For less expensive shopping, Via del Corso and Galleria “Alberto Sordi”, also called “Galleria Colonna”, hosts various boutique where you may find everything you want.
You can go ahead till Via Cola di Rienzo, Via Ottaviano and San Giovanni area, through Via Appia Nuova.
You must see the famous zone of Campo de Fiori which with Via dei Giubbonari and Via del Governo Vecchio, show off interesting alternatives of high fashion shopping.
Via del Boschetto, situated in the midst of the Monti district, has become with time the place to be for vintage lovers.
What about the South of Italy and its islands?
The next article will be focused on them!