Destination guide Italy

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OPEN AIR MARKETS AND SHOPPING BY REGION IN THE SMALLER
BOUTIQUES ENSURE THE MORE ORIGINAL BUYS. THERE IS AN OPEN
AIR MARKET AT LEAST ONCE PER WEEK IN MOST TOURIST RESORTS,
CHAIN STORES AND SUPERMARKETS EXIST IN MOST RESORT TOWNS
FOR THE EVERYDAY GOODS. FOR THE QUALITY GOODS BOUTIQUES ARE
THE BEST PLACES TO SHOP.

THINGS TO BUY INCLUDE FASHIONS, KNITWEAR, LEATHER GOODS,
POTTERY, CERAMICS, ALABASTER, MARBLE OBJECTS, GLASS AND
CRYSTAL WORK. THE SPECIALIST GOODS CAN BE FOUND IN THE
LARGER CITIES.

IN ROME THE MOST EXPENSIVE BOUTIQUES ARE AROUND THE VIA
CONDOTTI, VIA MARGUTTA AND VIA DE BABUINO. BRIC A BRAC CAN
BE FOUND IN COMPO DE FIORI AND THE PIAZZA NAVONA. ON SUNDAY
MORNINGS THERE IS A FLEA MARKET IN PORTA PORTESE.

HAND CRAFTED COSTUMED TERRACOTTA FIGURES CAN BE PURCHASED
IN NAPLES, INLAID WALNUT FURNITURE IN SORRENTO, ALABASTER
IN PISA AND CERAMICS IN GUBBIO. THE ISLAND OF BURANO IS
KNOWN FOR LACEWARE ESPECIALLY AROUND THE PIAZZA SAN MARCO
TOGETHER WITH EMBROIDERED TABLECLOTHES. VENICE IS RENOWNED
FOR ITS CERAMICS AND GLASS WARE. IN MILAN FASHION AND
KNITWEAR CAN BE FOUND IN BOUTIQUES AROUND VIA MONTE
NAPOLEONE.

POPULAR CITIES:
ROME | MILAN | BOLOGNA | CAPRI | FLORENCE
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