Top 12 shopping experiences in Italy

The top shops, markets, and shopping experiences in Italy

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Intarsia being assembled by the Stinga Brothers
Shopping
Sorrento

Window-shop with the best: A primer on the intarsia artisans of Sorrento

 
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A glass shop on Murano
Shopping
Venice

Shopping for Venetian glass, lace, Carnival masks, Murano chandeliers, and other classic Venice gifts

 
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A 16-picture panorama stitched with Hugin, Miller cylindrical projection (Photo by Romain.pontida)
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This genteel 19th century shopping center is still the social and shopping hub of Milan

 
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Shopping
Florence

Window-shop with the best: A primer on Florence boutiques, markets, and more

 
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Italian road sign for picnic area

Window-shop with the best: A primer on Rome boutiques, markets, and more

 
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A 16-picture panorama stitched with Hugin, Miller cylindrical projection

From über-high fashion to bargain hunting at stock shops, Milan is a shopper's paradise

 
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Souvenirs, crafts, limoncello, and, yes, Capri pants—the shopping scene of Capri

 
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Italian road sign for picnic area
Shopping
Naples

Window-shop with the best: A primer on Naples boutiques, markets, and more

 
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Madova Gloves
Florence: Oltrarno

Tiny shop that does one thing and one thing only: make the supplest, most gorgeous hand-crafted leather gloves in the world

 
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Macelleria Falorni
Florentine Chianti

One of Italy’s most famous butchers

 
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Ceramiche Rampini
Sienese Chianti

The ceramics workshop dedicated to one of the great modern masters of Italian hand-painted pottery

 
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Intarsia being assembled by the Stinga Brothers (Photo © Reid Bramblett)

The artisans of Sorrento part II: The Brothers Stinga

 
 
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