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Shopping in Florence - authentic goods, best outlets, malls and boutiques

Campanile, Florence In romantic Florence, there are interesting shopping places for everyone. The real landmark of the city is the San Lorenzo covered market, which has leather, clothing and accessories of the highest quality for sale. For many years, local tanners present their masterpieces here. Charming ladies' and stylish men's bags, chic wallets and belts, jackets and gloves are just some of the things you can buy in this historic market. Another attractive feature of the San Lorenzo market are affordable prices. You can buy chic belts for only 15-20 euros, and a stylish bag made of genuine leather will cost no more than 40 euros.
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The most unusual place for shopping in Florence is the Ponte Vecchio medival arch bridge. A hundred years ago, this stone bridge housed famous jewelry workshops. And now you can buy very nice jewelry from local craftsmen here. Frugal travellers should take into account that the stores there do not differ in low prices. The most modest ring costs about 200 euros.
Tourists rarely include a visit to a drugstore in their shopping program, but in Florence an exception is to be made. Here, is the world-famous old Santa Maria Novella pharmacy, which will be interesting to everyone. By its design, this pharmacy is more like a museum. It contains an interesting collection of old accessories, and the atmosphere remains unchanged for hundreds of years. Nowadays, in this historic pharmacy you can buy wonderful cosmetics. They sell natural soap and shower gels, miracle face masks and a cream produced of natural ingredients. Prices for these products are not the lowest, but not unreasonably high, a jar of cream will cost, on average, 25 euros. Copyright
A magnificent historic hotel, Bernini Palace offers its guests to relax in the inimitable atmosphere of the past. The hotel is located close to the cathedral and occupies a stylish … Open
In search of quality and inexpensive clothing, look in The Mall trading complex. In this outlet, customers are offered clothes and accessories of known brands such as Emanuel Ungaro, Emilio Puci, Yohji Yamamoto, Ermenedgildo Zegna, Fendi, Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Sergio Rossi and Valentino. Some goods can be purchased at a discount of up to 70%. This huge shopping complex is located in the immediate vicinity of Florence. It is very popular not only with tourists, but also with local residents.
Florentine Colours Another great place for shopping for budget tourists is Designer Outlet. Here, dozens of shops of world famous brands including Prada, Calvin Klein Jeans, Missoni, Caractere, Add BOSE, Pinko, Pal Zileri, Fornarina and Adidas are gathered. This outlet is located outside the city, so tourists are recommended to visit it on weekdays. On weekends, the shopping complex is full of buyers from local residents.
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To diversify your shopping trips, look into the popular "Stefania" confectionery. Its opening took place just over 20 years ago. Nowadays, this is a popular holiday destination both for tourists and local residents. There is a spacious hall with lots of tables there, and during the warm season, part of the tables are set on the open terrace. Here, you can taste branded sweets and buy wonderful cakes and takeout pies. Experienced tourists say, that it is in this cafe that you can eat the tastiest eclairs in the city.
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Shopping streets in Florence
♥   Shopping area ' Via de Tornabuoni' Florence, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Via della Vigna Nuova' Florence, 0.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Piazza della Repubblica' Florence, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Via dei Calzaiuoli' Florence, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Via Roma' Florence, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Designer outlets in Florence and nearby
♥   Outlet 'The Mall Luxury Outlet' Via Europa 8, Leccio Reggello, 50066, Italy, 18.6 km from Florence. On the map
♥   Outlet 'BARBERINO DESIGNER OUTLET' Via Meucci snc, Barberino di Mugello (FI), 50031, Italy, 24.4 km from Florence. On the map
♥   Outlet 'Castel Guelfo Outlet City' Via del Commercio 20A, Poggio Piccolo, Italy, 79.3 km from Florence. On the map
♥   Outlet 'Fidenza Village' Via San Michele Campagna, Localit Fidenza, 43036, Italy, 154.7 km from Florence. On the map
♥   Outlet 'Franciacorta Outlet Village' Piazza Cascina Moie 1/2, Rodengo Saiano, 25050, Italy, 220.2 km from Florence. On the map
♥   Outlet 'NOVENTA DI PIAVE DESIGNER OUTLET' Via Marco Polo 1, Noventa di Piave (VE), 30020, Italy, 234.9 km from Florence. On the map

Unique touristic spots around Florence

Ponte Vecchio

From the series “The Most Unusual and Strange Bridges on Earth”
The houses are just one of the many remarkable peculiarities of the bridge Ponte Vecchi. It is located in the narrowest part of the river and has been used since the opening as the location of the commercial tents. More than 600 years ago the city's best butcheries were on the bridge. Today you can find jewelery and souvenir shops in their place. The length of the stone bridge is 30 meters. Since the foundation, it is allowed to build only the wooden houses on it. … Read further

Uffizi Gallery

From the series “Famous Buildings of Renaissance Architecture”
Visitors can adore the masterpieces of Leonardo DaVinci, Michelangelo, Rafael and Giotto. Some of the works belong to the 12th century. The whole area of the museum halls is 13 000 square meters. The museum was opened at the end of the 16th century. The building was made especially for the gallery. In 1580 the building works were finished. In order to realize the whole project, the workers ruined several nearby streets and early medieval buildings. … Read further
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Shopping advices for Florence. The best spots for buying designer clothes and local delicacies from Italy - shops, galleries, boutiques and outlets. We provide you with the shopping streets map, so you can plan your efficient shopping routes, while hunting for authentic souvenirs, goods, drinks, shoes and clothes in Florence. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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