Italy is the cradle of fashion and style with different types of markets, antique shops, designer outlets, shopping centres, outlet malls and high-end boutiques.
In this article we bring to you the best shopping tips on best buys, bargains and how to shop smart. According to the survey (International Guideline on Travel Problems) we’ve conducted among our users, shopping is one of the pressing issues for many world travelers.
Top Shopping Cities in Italy.
Whether you arrived in Rome to shop for designer dresses and chic bags or something cheap and stylish, Rome is one of the best shopping cities in Italy. We’ve chosen the best locations for you to indulge in shopping and grab the best buy.
Paciotti Salumeria (Via Marcantonio Bragadin 51, 00136 Rome) is the food store most loved by tourists. The shop is packed with high-quality food products at a reasonable price.
Clothes & Accessories
Via Condotti and the Spanish Steps is the main Rome’s designer shopping area. Here you will be able to find shops of famous fashion designers from all over the world. Look out for any celebrities as they love to hang out here. What’s more, alongside high-end boutiques, you will be able to find amazing restaurants and dining areas. Make sure you don’t miss Caffè Greco as this historical place was loved by Goethe, Stendhal and Byron. And, you know, whenever you eat out at such places, you get goosebumps and feel this special connection with the history and people who made an impact on our literature and art.
Galleria Commerciale Porta di Roma (Via Alberto Lionello 201, 00139 Rome) is one of the biggest shopping centres in Rome with more than 200 shops housed there. On two floors you will be able to find everything you might possibly need from electronics to sporting goods.
Mercatino del Borghetto Flaminio (32 Piazza della Marina) is a mecca for devout fashionistas on Sunday. It’s all about bargain hunting, exclusively barely worn fashion clothes, vintage things and handmade furnishings and accessories. It’s open from 10am to 7pm on Sunday so make sure you don’t miss it during your shopping hunt in Rome.
For magnificent vintage Italian jewellery visit Le Gioie di Bortolo (Campo di San Bartolomeo 5536, San Marco). The variety and the design of jewellery and accessories will leave no one indifferent.
Venice is famous for the carnival held in February every year. Even though it is a secret event, the popularity of the carnival and Venetian masks is awe-inspiring. Even if you don’t end up buying a mask, it is definitely worth browsing this store.
Locals advise that the best Murano glass is manufactured by Venini. It is handmade, it is authentic, it is luxurious, it is unique.
For amazing service and a splendid variety of antique objects go to Gioielleria Eredi Jovon (Sestiere San Marco 5325, 30124 Venice). Even though it is a family business, this shop offers outstanding customer service and unforgettable experience.
Milan is a mecca for shopping and home to many fashion designers. To plunge into high-end shopping spree browse the Quadrilatero d’Oro (‘ rectangle of gold’). Milan’s fashion powerhouse fits into this square comprising via della Spiga, via Manzoni, via Sant’ Andrea and via Montenapoleone.
The oldest and most famous shopping mall in the world is Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II opened in 1867. It is located just near the Duomo. This glass-roofed arcade houses such major brands as Prada, Louis Vuitton and Gucci.
Milan Shopping outlets
If you aren’t looking forward to spending a fortune for designer labels, head to the city center for smaller-scale outlets like the Corso Como 10 Outlet (Porta Garibaldi), D Magazine (Via Montenapoleone) and Il Salvagente (Via F.lli Bronzetti 16, Milano).
In this article we bring to you the best shopping tips on best buys, bargains and how to shop smart. Whether you arrived in Rome to shop for designer dresses and chic bags or something cheap and stylish, Rome is one of the best shopping cities in Italy. Via Condotti and the Spanish Steps is the main Rome’s designer shopping area. Milan is a mecca for shopping and home to many fashion designers. The oldest and most famous shopping mall in the world is Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II opened in 1867.