The 10 Best Streets for Shopping in Italy By Alessandra Balice
Italy jealously guards its most famous tourist cities not only for the monuments, natural beauty and food delicatessens but also for their its streets fitted with luxurious shops and boutiques where to find some great bargains. Here is a list of 10 Italian shopping streets where you can have great fun with the shopping spree while enjoying history, architecture and good food.
Business street in Rome
Sannio St. is the market area where you can make really good deals. Here is the rule of the bargain with the dealer to grab sweaters, sweatshirts, jeans or towels, sheets and much more. If you are around do not miss the chance to stay in cheap hotels in Rome and get a grasp of this amazing area. For more refined taste you can’t miss Condotti St., one of the busiest and most fashionable streets in Italy, with a scent of Montenapoleone St of Milan. Not for all pockets.
The exclusive Via Montenapoleone [Milan]
Montenapoleone St. is the way of shops and high-fashion atelier in Milan. Those who choose a luxury hotel in Milan can’t miss the exclusive designer shopping Gucci, Prada, Dior, Chanel, Hermes, D&G and Louis Vuitton, and of course the biggest shopping center in Milan – La Rinascente, which is a bit expenssive but in the right timing (sales) you could find great bargains!
So, if you are not ready to sell a kidney for your new bag no worries:Buenos Aires Avenue is a great street for all pockets high and mid end shopping.
Two other cool streets are Via Torino, which leads to Duomo and has quite a few cool shops (Scout, to name one), the other is a VERY long street filled with a variety of stores – Via Sant’Andrea.
The luxury shops in Florence
Florence is famous for jewelers and luxury shops such as Cartier, Ferragamo and Gucci, who concentrate in Tornabuoni St.
Shopping for everyone in Venice
Whether you want to buy in the shops of high fashion or just in the souvenir shops, San Marco Square is the ideal area for your needs. Waiting for you, niche shops of Murano glass or Italian and international luxury ateliers.
The “Quadrilateral” Bolognese
The Quadrilateral is the Bologna area that encompasses the main shopping streets: Rizzoli St. is embellished with traditional and precious jewelry boutique shops and antique shops of handcrafts and clothing.
Not only art in Padua
From San Fermo St. to Borromeo Gallery, Padua has been keeping for centuries a real path dedicated to fashion and crafts: Designer clothing stores, perfumeries, watchmakers, leather goods, handicraft shops, in short, nothing is missing!
The liveliest street of Naples
If you are visiting Naples you will surely come across the most commercial, stylish and animated street of the city: Chiaia St. Between Toledo St., Filangieri and Mille St., where you will be spoiled by the choice for shopping in typical shops and trendy boutiques.
The island shopping
Capri is a beautiful Italian island, also loved and famous for shopping. Cameretta St. is an exclusive street where you can find luxury ateliers of the greatest Italian and international designers such as Gucci, Ferré, Pucci and Cartier.
The Vip street
For VIPs who are on vacation in Porto Cervo and surroundings (Sardinia), Principe Square is an area full of luxury shops and stores, from more casual clothing to fine stores, including Cavalli, Guess, Burberry, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger.
Luxury shops or stalls?
Sparano St., a long pedestrian area surrounded by palm trees, is the most known street of Bari, where are the most luxurious and historical shops are located, but if you want to immerse yourself in tempting shops, cafes, boutiques and more affordable bargains, then Cavour Blvd is the place for you.
Hope this will help you the next time you’re in Italy!