Scuola del Cuoio – A Hidden Treasure in Florence

Scuola del Cuoio

THE FLORENCE LEATHER SCHOOL HAS UNIQUE PIECES OF ARTISAN LEATHER GOODS: Florence overflows with leather shops and showrooms that first time visitors to the City of David would find irresistible. Peruzzi, near the Piazza Santa Croce, is where most group visitors get taken to, but if you want to see fine leather work, hand-made by […]

Portofino – A Shopper’s Paradise?

Portofino Shopping

Shopping in Portofino – Portofino Has Plenty of Designer Shops: Most tourists don’t go to Portofino to shop, for the simple reason that this picturesque harbour resort town has a reputation for being expensive. Yet, around the small crowded harbour, there are so many Italian and international luxury brand names and other shops that you […]

A Visit to the Contucci Cellar in Montepulciano

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Wine Shopping at the Contucci Cellar, One of Montepulciano’s Many Wine Cellars: Montepulciano is a well-known wine-producing area and its Vino Nobile is one of the oldest wines of Italy – there is written mention of this wine as early as 790. If you’re interested in Italian wines, you don’t have to look very far […]

Shopping in Positano

Shopping in Positano

Positano’s Colourful Shops Break Down Even the Strongest Wills: The streets of Positano may be steep and full of steps, but they are also lined with all kinds of inviting shops that are hard to resist. Whether you’re arriving by bus at the top of the town or by ferry, you’ll soon come into contact […]

Shopping in Pienza was a Pleasant Surprise

Pienza Shopping

There’s More to Pienza Shopping than Just Pecorino Cheese: Pienza, we were told, is famous for its pecorino cheese, but apart from this cheesy bit of intelligence, we had no expectations of doing any shopping when we paid a visit to this Tuscan hill town. We arrived at 9:30 in the morning and the place […]

Getting Advice on Brunello di Montalcino Wines in Siena

Tuscan Wines in Siena

At Cantina del Brunello in Siena We Got Great Advice on Brunello Wines: On our walk back to Piazza San Domenico, where our coach was waiting, we came across a wine cellar that had a large selection of what looked like quality wines. It was the ‘Brunello’ in name of the shop – Cantina del […]

Siena Shopping: What to Buy in Siena

Siena Pottery

Shopping in Siena is Surprisingly Good: Siena may not be known as a shopping destination, however those who want to shop will be surprised at what this medieval hill town has to offer. Not only are there souvenir shops, arts and crafts, food and wine, but there are also small trendy boutiques selling anything from […]

Castel Guelfo Outlet in Bologna

Bologna Shopping

Castel Guelfo Outlet – A Bologna Outlet with Some 100 Stores: While on our walking tour of Bologna, our tour guide made an off-the-cuff remark that Milan is the exhibition centre for fashion, but much of the production takes place in Bologna. If she is correct, then there must be some really good designer outlets […]

Shopping in San Gimignano

San Gimignano pottery

For Those Looking to Shop in San Gimignano, there is Plenty to Buy Here: San Gimignano is not known as a shopping destination, but for those who love to shop, there are plenty of things you can buy here. In this town there are many shops selling handicraft such as ceramics and woodcraft, embroidery, leather […]