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Outlet Stores in Italy
Wednesday, June 15TH, 2011 by Anna De Filippo
If you're looking for a bargain during your Italian vacation, outlet stores are a great option.  Figure out what exactly you're looking for, and then ask around. There is bound to be something nearby!   Outlet Stores for Clothes and Accessories In time of crisis people try to save their money or find better ways to spend it. And while we know Italians love fashion and beautiful clothes they now realize that there are other places besides street markets, department stores, shopping malls, and boutiques to go shopping. In the last few years there has been a widespread trend of buying brand...
10 Tips for Shopping in Italy
Thursday, February 24TH, 2011 by Glauco
Ten Tips Every Shopper in Italy Should Know 1. Price Tags Must Be Displayed In Italy all items should be tagged and price tags should be visible to consumers, this is to prevent anyone being taken advantage of by a shopkeeper looking to up the price unexpectedly. If you notice a missing tag just bring it to the attention of the store manager, but if you sense something shady is going on you have the option of notifying the police.   Photo Courtesy of Raquel Oliveira (Source: Wikipedia) 2. Bargaining Within limits, bargaining is allowed in Italy. You will usually have better luck in...
Open Air Markets in Rome: Via Sannio
Monday, September 06TH, 2010 by ancos
Stalls in Via Sannio open air market People living in Rome are accustomed to open air markets and their bustling shopping experience. Traditionally, tourists visit the historical places of any region they are visiting and look for the architecture, museums, sightseeing and alike. However, I believe that for a tourist it is a complete cultural experience and a chance Fish Market to meet ordinary citizens as well selling their stuff in open air. The best way to explore any city is to visit their local shopping areas, precisely the open air markets. Rome is traditionally known for open air...
Open Air Markets in Rome: Porta Portese
Friday, August 06TH, 2010 by ancos
Porta Portese Flea markets, thrift shops, farmers’ markets—they have them in every city. You may have already discovered the rush of finding a diamond in the rough, of bargaining for a hidden gem, yet if you haven’t visited the Porta Portese market in Rome, you haven’t seen it all. Rome’s open air market is open from 7am until 2pm on Sundays and is a place where you can buy countless items at great prices. The bustling market is filled to the brim with purses, bags, old TVs, furniture, books, fruits, vegetables, clothing and antiques. If visiting Rome think about making a visit to Porta...
Shopping in Le Marche
Monday, January 11TH, 2010 by ancos
Cantiano - Women in Medieval costumes Marche is a region in Italy which literally means in Italian "the Marches". The region had been named so because of the March of Ancona during the medieval times and the marches of Fermo and Camerino. The region is located in central Italy and shares a border with San Marino, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria, Abruzzo and Lazio. The Adriatic Sea is located to the east of the region. The landscape on which Marche is located is quite hilly except for the narrow coast and the river valleys in the region. In the 19th century, a railway line from the city of...
Shopping in Trentino
Monday, January 11TH, 2010 by ancos
Trento - Piazza Duomo Trentino-Alto Adige is a region located in northern Italy. The region is made of two provinces, Bolzano and Trento. It had once been a part of Hungary-Austria and before that a part of Austrian Empire in the olden times. It had remained a part of the empire from 1389 till 1919 when it was annexed to Italy. Along with the state of Tyrol in Austria, the region represents the South Tyrol-Euroregion Tyrol. Trentino-Alto Adige is located along the border of Austria in the north, to Switzerland in the north-west and to the regions of Veneto and Lombardy in Italy. It is...
Shopping in the Veneto
Monday, January 11TH, 2010 by ancos
Venice - Fish market The Veneto is among the most industrialized and the wealthiest regions in Italy and it is also the most visited. Every year around 60 million tourists visit the Veneto. Agriculture is also is quite a significant factor even though since the last two decades its importance has been decreasing. However, the agriculture sector of the region is regarded as the most productive in Northern Italy. Through the plains of the region, wine grapes, fruits and vegetables are the most important but grain crops such as rice and corn are also grown. When shopping in the Veneto keep in...
Shopping in Umbria
Monday, January 11TH, 2010 by ancos
  Umbria - Horses Galloping Across the Piano Grande   Umbria is a small region in Italy, made up of mountains, valleys, and smaller towns rather than large cities. Picturesque and known for its rural beauty, the region--which boasts a population of less than 1 million--offers many small towns and villages to visit and shop in.   Typical Products Umbria is famous for its many good vineyards, which produce excellent quality wines like Rosso di Montefalco and Torgiano. Umbria is also known for its black truffles from Valnerina, which produces 45% of Italy's black truffles. In Umbria, the...
Shopping in Tuscany
Monday, January 11TH, 2010 by ancos
  Tuscany - Landscape   The region of Tuscany offers something for everyone, from big cities and cultural centers like Florence to sprawling vineyards and small towns in the hills. Famous the world over for its rich artistic legacy as the birthplace of the Renaissance, Tuscany is also well known for its culture and beautiful natural landscapes. The home and birthplace of such luminaries as Puccini, da Vinci, Michelangelo and Dante, Tuscany is a land rich with history and fantasy. There is so much to see and do in the area, including some great shopping. Chianti Grapewine   Typical...
Shopping in Sicily
Monday, January 11TH, 2010 by ancos
  Sicilian Landscape   Vacations in Italy are often about relaxing on beaches and touring monuments, but most visitors are also eager to do a little shopping along the way. Whether it be a souvenir or a regional delicacy the island of Sicily offers much in the way of shopping. A beautiful and rugged island, Sicily is located on the southern tip of Italy, seperated from Calabria by the Strait of Messina. In the summer months the weather in Sicily is hot and the island offers much to see and do. The region of Sicilia is known for its rich and unique culture; its wealth of literature,...

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