Shopping In Italy - List (repost)

Old Feb 2nd, 2005, 03:51 AM
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Shopping In Italy - List (repost)

This is a list of suggestions for shopping in Italy, compiled from other posters on this board. PLEASE add to this list, and please top it periodically. (the other list is dead)



Shopping in Italy

(General rule: when you see it, buy it, as you may not see that same thing or style again)


Great little shops near the Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) on Via Condotti (especially shoes and boots along here), Via Frattina, & Via del Corso

Sermonetta, across from the Spanish Steps, for great leather glove selection

Rinascente, which is near Piazza Colonna (along Via del Corso and is between Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain), a large department store with good choice of leather, scarves, perfumes, clothes.

Shops along Via Babbuino, between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo

Along Via Cola di Rienzo (starting at Piazza Risorgimento near the Vatican), is an excellent shopping area, especially for women's clothing and leather products

Farmacia (pharmacy) called Santa Maria Novella located in Rome and Florence. Among other things sells their own brand of excellent soaps, potpourris, lotions, cosmetics, etc., which are becoming extremely popular in the USA. They reportedly now have a store on Rodeo Drive in LA, and one in the SOHO area (Lafayette Street below Houston) of NYC.

Via delle Carozze (between the Spanish Steps and via del Corso), has some nice jewelry stores, and Mondo Cattolico along there has very nice hand-made jewelry as well as many other things

Discount Dell'Alta Moda (on Via di Gesu' e Maria 16A) near the Spanish Steps. Discount but designer name fashions.

Great area for shopping are the stores on Via Guibbonari near the Campo Fiori.

Stores on Via D Pantheon and Via Campo Marzio.

Beautiful boutiques along Via Governo Vecchio

Artist/designer workshops on Via Boschetto.

FLORENCE (and Tuscany):

VERY good link for info on shopping in Florence:

Leather market on Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, near Palazzo Vecchio, where you can find lots of leather things from wallets to purses etc.

In the square by Santa Croce is a leather store called "I Medici" which sells fabulous leather bags made on the premesis. The bags are well made durable but very very elegant. They also make leather gloves which are butter soft. Good prices.

Leather market by San Lorenzo - go and browse and make sure you bargain.

Stalls by Palazzo Vecchio - have great deals on silk scarves and pashminas.

Gold - For a souvenier nothing beats buying jewelery on the Ponte Vecchio the traditional site of the goldsmiths. Expensive, but lots of fun.


Great link for shopping in Venice:

Good shopping to be had on Strada Nuova.
Leave San Marco, walk to Rialto Bridge, detour onto Strada Nuova.


Great links for shopping in several places in Italy:

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Old Feb 2nd, 2005, 03:55 AM
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sorry, what do you mean that the other list is dead
It's here
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If you just clicked on your name, you would have found your original post. It's just down list because no one added to it in two days. Hey, it happens to the best of us--your posting has run its course!
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And BTW, Mondo Cattolico is in Vatican City, not anywhere near via delle Carrozze.

Buon Viaggio,
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I did not have a problem in finding the the other post. I know how to do that. However, no matter what I did, I could not add additional responses to it (I tried on a few different computers, to no avail). During the same time, I WAS able to reply to other posts, just not THAT one. No idea why not. It appeared, thus, to be "dead" to me.

And I fully understand how posts "run the course." But I also figure a lot of people have not seen the list, and may either have corrections or additions to it, or may benefit from it. Therefore, keeping it alive another day or so isn't all that bad, is it?


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I guess the glitch has been fixed because I was just able to top the older thread, but since it is linked to this one it makes sense to just keep going here.
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