SHOPPING in Florence
In Florence, Fashion is a type of art, that is part of the city's cultural heritage. Only in Florence you can find stores and boutiques of the most important Florentine designers: Ferragamo, Cavalli, Gucci, Prada, Enrico Coveri, Patrizia Pepe, Emilio Pucci, who represent Italian fashion in the world. Through your interest in fashion, Florentine shopping will bring you to Ponte Vecchio that, thanks to its precious jewelleries, represents the heart of the artisan Florence. The Goldsmith art is famous all around the world and still today preserves the original characteristics.
The Antiquarians are one of the Florence’s treasures: every 2 years we have the International Antiques Biennal. The street for antiques is Via Maggio: some of the furnishings and objets of art that you can find here are from the 16th century.
Besides shops, Florence is rich in open-air markets. The Market of San Lorenzo, situated in the center of the city, is the prefered destination of tourists.
The New Market, where one can acquire leather goods and souvenirs, is sheltered under the sixteenth-century Loggia del Porcellino.
At the Flea Market, near Piazza Santa Croce, one can make good deals on small antique items. The last Sunday of every month except July, the market expands into the adjacent streets.