Shopping in Italy: walking around every city
“To travel is to shop”
(Cit. Susan Sontag)
Here are the Italian shopping streets, discovering the best cities
There are no better moments for others to shop, every moment (and excuses!) Is good!
Today I bring you to discover the main streets for shopping in Italian fashion, luxury, artisanship and style.
I’ll consider three main areas of Italy: North, Centre and South.
Let’s start by the North. Here we are in…
Capital of fashion, capital of luxury, capital of shopping.
We start from the four streets that form the “fashion quad”, ‘Via Montenapoleone’, ‘Via Manzoni’, ‘Via della Spiga’ and ‘Corso Venezia’, where shops like Armani, Bottega Veneta, Bulgari, Cartier, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Gucci, Prada, Tiffany, Valentino, Versace and more, shine on their own.
After the ‘Piazza San Basila’, going on towards ‘Piazza del Duomo’ you can walk along Corso Vittorio Emanuele: it’s a series of brand shops, youth trend and many underwear showcases.
At the end of the street, at Piazza del Duomo, are presented the windows of “La Rinascente”, a store going up for 11 floors. You’ll find everything you are looking for inside there.
Via Dante is one of the most visited places of Milan. Gorgeous pedestrian street where rule numerous shops looking out gift items, atelier of art and supplies.
At Largo Cairoli, stands a huge international library, American Bookstore.
Via Torino too, one of the oldest streets of Milan, is full of tourists and teenagers.
It has always been a commercial area: long time ago there were artisanship workshops. Today it’s a long way of fashion and youth wear shops, where prices are affordable.
Corso Buenos Aires is another important shopping street of Milan. It’s about one kilometre of shops where you can find for all styles and all prices, underwear, shoes, jewellery and clothes of high quality.
The region Piedmont is bounded of wonderful cities like Turin, where Via Garibaldi host numerous famous shops: wear, footwear, fitting. Suitable for young people and also for others!
Through the historical and chic street named ‘Via Roma’ and through her parallels, Via Lagrange and Via Carlo Alberto, you’ll find famous trends of Italian and international haute couture like Calvin Klein, Ferragamo, Gucci, Hermès, Louis Vuitton and more others.
The biggest malls of Turin are: the “Shopville LeGru” and the “8Gallery”.
Inside both, you will find a lot of shops and restaurants. There is even an attraction park inside the “Shopville LeGru”.
We can’t forget to mention the “Serravalle Designer Outlet “: it’s crazy; going through it for the 180 exclusive stores; you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Here we are in Aosta Valley. Between excursion and descent on track, there is still time to spend on upstanding shopping in chic boutique through the streets via Croix de Ville and Via de Tiller situated in the centre of Aosta, or visiting the biggest Outlet of the state, the “Fifty Factory Store”.
In Friuli Venezia Giulia, we need to visit all the city of Trieste. But going through its centre, the areas of via San Nicolò/Borgo Teresiano, Ghetto/Cavana in Cittavecchia and viale XX Settembre, are dedicated to the shopping.
Obviously in terms of Outlet in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, the “Palmanova Outlet Village” is the first of the list.
Here we are in the middle of the dolomites, shopping in Trento means going through the old town or commercial centres.
The most important are: “Top Center” and “Brenn Center”.
Inside there you will find a huge amount of wear shops, supermarkets where people spends without counting.
At Venice, Le Mercerie are the main stores of art creations. This area starts from the Ponte di Rialto, and goes on until the three shopping streets: Merceria San Salvador, Merceria San Zulian and Merceria dell´Orologio which leads straight to Torre dell’ Orologio in Piazza San Marco.
You can find whatever you need there.
In Emilia Romagna, we are in Bologna, the top of the shopping stands behind the famous Quad, exactly in the heart of the old town, which is formed by Via Rizzoli, Via D’Azeglio, Via Farini and Via Castiglione.
Galleria Cavour is the house of luxury shopping. For cheaper buying, you ought to go through Via Indipendenza.
From clothes to footwear, from the biggest trade chains to the most unknown, Bologna offers all you may need.
We are in Liguria, the prominent shopping centre of genoa is represented by those famous three point that set forth from Piazza De Ferraris: via XX Settembre, via Roma and the graceful Galleria Mazzini.
Here you can find the most important boutique, especially famous trends and luxury ones.
Going through the arcades of Sottoripa, in the area of the old bridge, you’ll find craft workshop where are sell local products, food and artisanship. The ambience dwelling there is peculiar.
But also in Via San Luca and Via Orefici are showed off artisanship workshops, antique trades and stores that awaken in the old man’s hearts the in-depth memory of the old Genoa.
Italy does not end here; there are still many places to talk about. In fact, the next article will be dedicated to the Centre of Italy and the numerous shops there, the main streets and the most famous commercial centres, we will discover the best streets to do Shopping in Italy.
” I’ll always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist ”
Tammy Faye Messner
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