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Category Archives: Shopping in Italy

Shopping in Rome

The eternal city of Rome is a shopping mecca.  From world famous designers like Prada and Gucci on grand boulevards to independent boutiques in hip neighborhoods to busy weekend markets, there is something for every shopping taste and budget.  Here is a brief guide to our favorite neighborhoods for shopping in Rome. Tridente This elegant area beginning at the Piazza del Popolo gets it’s name from the three main streets; via Ripetta, via Babuina and via del Corso. This is where you will find the big name designers like Valentino and Bulgari and smaller boutiques like Gente, a collection of elegant smaller designer clothing and shoes and Gallo for colorful striped socks, tights and scarves on via Frattina.  Don’t miss the via grand Condotti that ends at the Spanish Steps and the many small streets that criss cross the main avenues. Monti Rome first neighborhood, located a stones throw form [...]

Outlet Shopping in Italy

Italy is one of the best shopping destinations in the world.  From the big name fashion houses like Prada and Gucci to small artisans located in tiny towns, to outlet malls and factory stores near Italy’s main cities, there is something for everyone. For this post, the team at Tour Italy Now is here to help you find the very best outlet shopping in Italy. Outlet malls and Factory Stores Located just outside of Italy’s major cities Tour Italy Now can can find well organized shopping malls and slightly obscure factory shops that all have deep discounts on clothes, shoes bags and more from the biggest names in Italian fashion. Rome Castel Romano Designer Outlets Located to the south of Rome about 15 miles from the city center this organized shopping center is the destination for great prices on luxurious Frette sheets and textiles, colorful Etro scarves and ties, Valentino [...]

Italy’s Fashion Shows, Inspiration for Shopping in Italy

Italy is home to some of the best shopping in the world. With the the elegant shopping streets and artisan boutiques of Rome, Milan, Florence and Venice to the individual craft markets in smallest of country towns, there is something for everyone whether you are counting your euros or splurging on a grand tour. You will want to keep room in your luggage for packable gifts like gloves, wallets, ties, cashmere scarves, handwoven dishtowels and probably a expertly made pair of strappy handcrafted sandals. Each region in Italy has a speciality which makes it famous. Some Italian towns offer whole industries unto themselves. The town of Como in northern Italy is known for its silk. If you are looking for ceramics, visit the town of Deruta in Umbria and Grottaglie in Puglia. Want to buy Italian antiques? Head for the town of Arezzo in Tuscany, where a world-famous antiques market [...]