Treats to bring back to Us from Italy

Old Mar 11th, 2009, 05:36 PM
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Treats to bring back to Us from Italy

I'm sure there have been postings like this before and I looked through a bit but didn't see any recent ones. I will be in Italy in about a month and am looking for some suggestions of good things to bring home to the States! I will be in Rome, Naples, Florence, and Venice.

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Old Mar 12th, 2009, 11:35 AM
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I would be interested to know too. My wife says she wants a pair of shoes, a purse, and a picture.
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Old Mar 12th, 2009, 12:07 PM
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Lemoncello, ceramics and assorted items from the Italian grocery store. I bought some delicious almond, pistachio and lemon cookies.
Marzipan shaped into delicious fruits from the bakery too.
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Old Mar 12th, 2009, 12:11 PM
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Pesto if you are in the Cinque Terre area since that is where it originated from. I love my leather jacket from Florence. I can get one like it here but it takes me back every time I wear it. That's the case with just about anything you bring home.
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Old Mar 12th, 2009, 12:47 PM
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I'm not much of a shopper or a buyer, but items that I have used and enjoyed are leather gloves (Florence or Venice); a scarf (you can get them anywhere, but every time I wear one, I think of where I bought it); little cookies from the pasticceria (anywhere); small ceramics (honestly, a hassle to bring back).
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Old Mar 12th, 2009, 12:58 PM
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Dried porcini's from the supermarket, not the tourist shops.
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I loved the shopping in Florence. Leather gloves from Madova (Florence). I love my gloves and think happily of my trip every time I wear them. Scarves and purses from just about any stand or store (Florence). Olive oil, balsamic vinegar and dried porcini mushrooms (Florence). All were cheaper than what I pay here for the same quality. A small glass ornament or earrings (Venice) for easier packing. By the time I got to Rome I was all shopped out, but I did find a cute pair of shoes on my last day.
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Old Mar 12th, 2009, 01:27 PM
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My vote is for limoncello, of course!
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Old Mar 12th, 2009, 02:07 PM
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In addition to all the above mentioned, panforte, passmenterie (fabric tassels, trim), and decorated papers.
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On my last visit I brought back several wine stoppers with beautiful blown glass tops from Venice. They did not take up much space and made lovely hostess gifts. They cost me anywhere from 10-15 euros and are easily found in most small gift shops.
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Old Mar 16th, 2009, 06:37 PM
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thanks all!!! can't wait to go
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