Shopping in Tuscany
Tuscany is a shopper’s paradise, here you will find a mix of both stylish and authentic shops. Tuscany is well known for its olive oil, wine, fresh local produce, leather goods, lace and terra cotta.
There are plenty of different ways to shop in Tuscany, you can find bargains and unique local products at the markets, get designer clothes for less at the Outlets and go on a spending spree in the high end boutiques.
Fans of Italian designers will be in their element in Tuscany, with a selection of designer shops such as Prada, Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci. The markets sell anything from antiques, clothes and bags to the freshest fruit and veg, and beautiful flowers.
In the smaller villages, more traditional shops offer a quaint setting, and lovely hand crafted products. For well-known brands and a huge selection of different shops head to one of Tuscany’s cities such as Siena, Florence and Arezzo.
Shopping in Tuscany
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Markets in Tuscany
Sometimes the cheapest way to purchase fruits & vegetables, dairy products, clothes, pans and flowers is on the weekly markets that you can find in any Tuscan town and village. Sometimes they are composed by no more than ten stands, other times they are very big and extremely busy as well.
You’ll be surrounded by pecorino cheese and salami flavours, roasted pork and honey, while you walk among the stands and mix with the locals. At any weekly market you will also find clothes and shoes stands as well, and it’s not unusual to find branded products and quality stuff at reduced price.
Open air markets are usually open in the morning only from 7.30am till 1.00pm, but even if they last all day long we suggest you to go there early in the morning if you want to be sure to get a deal or find the freshest products!
Below you can find the most popular markets in Tuscany and Umbria located near your To Tuscany villa, the street or square where they take place and which day of the week. Days may vary depending on festivals and bank holidays.
Antique markets in Tuscany
San Lorenzo market is open every day, the whole day. It’s famous for leather jackets and bags, all locally produced. Usually very crowded and full of both locals and tourists.
Mercato delle Pulci, Piazza de' Ciompi. Flea Market open daily (special extra stands on the last Sunday of every month - except in August). Furniture and objects from the past, prints, coins and jewellery. Affordable treasures, bric-a-brac and dusty books.
Mercato di Sant'Ambrogio. Located in Piazza Ghiberti and Piazza Sant'Ambrogio, the market is both indoor and outdoor. It has fruit and vegetables, flowers, meat and fish, pasta, dairy products. Tired of walking around and feeling hungry? Take a seat in one of the restaurants connected to the market for an inexpensive and tasty lunch. The market is open Monday to Saturday 7am - 2pm.
Mercato Centrale Completely renewed and in the heart of Florence daily life, Mercato Centrale is the perfect place to buy high quality goods and delicatessen, to stop for lunch while visiting museums, to relax with a generous glass of red wine after a long day out in the crowded city. The market is open Monday to Friday, 7 am - 2pm, Saturday open 7am - 5pm (not during summer months). On the first floor you can find restaurants and bars, open every day from 10am until midnight.
La Fierucola Piazza S. Spirito. Settled in one of Florence's less spoiled neighborhoods, Piazza S.Spirito is the perfect Oltrarno square where to chill out during the day and its the spot where you can find the Fierucola, a market that sells biological products and promotes the use of organic and byodinamic farming on a small scale: wine, food, dairies but also handmade products. Held on the 3rd Sunday of every month (except August)
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