Shopping in Italy

Advice on how to shop:
-Shops selling manufactured goods are usually opened Monday - Saturday from eight am till 8 pm, with a break from 1 pm to 3.30 pm. Every season is ended with sales periods.
-The best location to purchase elite clothes and footwear is Rome, with its well-known Via del Corso buying street, Gucci and Armani boutiques by the Spanish Actions and Valentino boutique on By way of Condotti. Very best leather jackets and coats are sold in Florence (not far from Santa Croce church). In addition to designer boutiques there are lots of fine shops discovered on Italian coast. Better not shop at flea markets because the quality of goods is a lot worse and you might be swindled. Italians do not generally cheat, but a foreigner ought to usually be beware of shortchanging and so on.


Tuscan wines are among the very best in the world. The most popular is Chianti. Veneto is well-known for its Cabernet. But the primary Italian wine-making area is Lazio, renowned for its Frascati wine. If the label is marked with a DOCG sign, this indicates highest quality is guaranteed.

If you purchase issues in Europe Tax-totally free Shopping shops, you may be in a position to get some of your cash back in the form of a VAT (worth-added tax) refund (if the goods are new, of course). The process is rather easy. When making a buy ask shop assistant for a Tax-totally free Buying Cheque. When leaving Italy you will have to go to Customs office in the airport, show the goods you buy, Tax-free cheque and a receipt from the shop. Following that go to Tax-free Cash Refund office (generally situated in the airport Duty Totally free shops) and get your cash in cash.

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Sales season is called "Saldi" and lasts in Rome from the middle of July till the middle of September plus throughout the period from Christmas till the initial week of March. This is the time when leader designers reduce prices for their goods. Most inexpensive garments are sold in shops under the much less recognized brands footwear and accessories are also on sale. Mind that every cut-price article should have a cost label with its original cost talked about on it. Total sale, Liquidazioni, generally indicates the lowest costs. Other signboards like Vendite promozionali (promotional prices) and Sconti (discounts) are usually placed in a storefront just to attract buyers. Entrata libera signboard means "Just drop in".

As for nearby individuals, they favor shopping in the markets and stores far from the city centre, where the quality of goods is also higher, but the prices are lower. There are also shops promoting final season's "pret-a-porte" goods, sometimes even designer ones. These are also inexpensive and nice.


Milan suburbs. 1 of the most well-known Italian shopping centers is discovered in Serravalle Scrivia, 108 from Milan. Designer McArthurGlen is a huge outlet 32 thousand sq. meters large. The outlet is filled with about 150 shops promoting last season's designer garments and accessories for cheap.

Rome. McArthurGlen outlet in Castel Romano is the second Italian largest outlet in Italy, and the thirteenth in Europe.