7 Best Places to Shop in The Oltrarno, Florence

Giulio Giannini e Figlio

Oltrarno Fodor's choice

One of Florence's oldest paper-goods stores is the place to buy the marbleized stock, which comes in many shapes and sizes, from flat sheets to boxes and even on pencils.

Il Torchio

San Niccolò Fodor's choice

Photograph albums, frames, diaries, and other objects dressed in handmade paper are high quality, and the prices lower than usual.


Palazzo Pitti Fodor's choice

Complete your winter wardrobe with a pair of high-quality leather gloves, available in a rainbow of colors and a choice of linings (silk, cashmere, and unlined), from Madova. It's been in business for 100 years.

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Palazzo Pitti

Browse collections by lesser-known Italian designers, many of whom use the same factories as the A-list, at this women's clothing shop.

Via Guicciardini 128/r, Florence, 50123, Italy

Pitti Mosaici

Palazzo Pitti

Stones are worked into exquisite tables, pictures, and jewelry at Pitti Mosaici, which continues the pietre dure tradition that was all the rage of 16th-century Florence.

Santo Spirito Flea Market

Santo Spirito

The second Sunday of every month brings the Santo Spirito flea market. On the third Sunday of the month, vendors at the Fierucola organic fest sell such delectables as honeys, jams, spice mixes, and fresh vegetables.

Tiziana Alemanni

Santo Spirito

This dressmaker creates beautiful bespoke clothing.