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Shopping in Italy
Italy is one of the fashion destinations of the world and hence, you are likely to find all the leading brands having their stores in Italy. Moreover, Italy is the famous shopping stop for leather accessories, fashion accessories, jewelries, antiques, glass items, chocolates and confectionaries, wine, gift items and so on and so forth. In a word, Italy is a shopper’s paradise. 
Many Italian products, especially clothes, shoes and bags, are world-famous for their style and quality. Florence, Milan and Rome are important fashion centres. Some places are known for particular products, such as Carrara (Tuscany) for marble. In several parts of Sardinia, writing paper made of cork is produced. Cremona is famous for its handmade violins. Valenza has a large number of goldsmiths and Sulmona (Abruzzo) produces 'confetti' (sugar-coated almonds) used all over Italy for wedding celebrations. Ravenna (Emilia-Romagna) is famous for mosaics and Volterra for alabaster goods. 
The high fashion capital of Italy, the northern metropolis of Milan is one of the world's premier shopping destinations. Ostentation, splendor and near otherworldly glamour beckon from the glitzy windows of Milan's flagship design houses, the sleek fashion temples of Armani, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana.
Milan is without doubt the one of the main centres for shopping in Italy and the numerous districts in Milan provide a shopper's paradise. Whether you are looking for high fashion, antiques, furniture or home accessories, rest assured that shopping in Milan, Italy, will provide you with a huge choice.
Italian retail chains line charming medieval shopping streets in the vivacious capital. Family-run outfits still flourish and street market stands are laden with fresh fruit. Upscale fashion palaces are poised at the foot of the famed Spanish Steps, with looks fresh off the world's catwalks.
Rome is also good for street shopping. You would find great many outdoor shops and flea market in Rome where you can shop for accessories, clothes, antiques and such. 
There are many great boutique shops available in Rome where you can shop for exclusive fashion items. Some of the popular boutique shops are-Via Borgognona, Via Frattina, Via Sistina, and Via Bocca de Leone. 
The best designer shopping in Rome is in the area of the Piazza di Spagna on the following streets: Via Condotti, Via Frattina, Via Borognona, Via Delle Carrozze. Also visit the more moderately-priced stores near the Campo dei Fiori.
Florence is another popular tourist as well as shopping destination. It also happens to be the place where renaissance flourished and hence, you can visit the museums here where the renaissance painting and sculptures from the great maestros are at display. Florence, however, is also a great shopping destination as you can find here shops of all the leading brands, like- Gucci, Pucci, or Ferragamo. Ferragamo is the local brand and therefore has two outlets in Florence. 
The most prestigious shopping area in Florence is the area between Via Tornabuoni and Via Calzaiouli. Be sure to also stroll down Via Maggio. Jewelers set up shop along the Ponte Vecchio. Don’t miss the wonderful open-air markets, especially the nearby Straw Market (Il Porcellino). San Lorenzo Market is another great shopping choice. If you like lotions and sachets, go to the Santa Maria Novella store.
If you are looking for a selection of budget-friendly products, then this is the place for you. The streets of Siena is swarmed with stores that offer low-priced ceramics and discounted leather goods. That is why foreign and local customers visit the area from time to time.
With stores located between wondrous sights (Rialto Bridge and Piazza San Marco), you will more likely enjoy doing your buying task in Venice. Included in the usual Italian goodies are trademark items, such as Murano glass, Carnevale mask, and lace.
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