Thursday, April 26, 2012

Shopping In Tuscany

April 4, 2010 by admin  
Filed under Tourist Activities, Travel Guide

When visiting Tuscany, there are many things vying for your attention. Great art, beautiful landscapes, and world-class food all contribute to the Tuscan experience. The region also produces goods such as terra cotta containers, leather, and crystal. Many famous clothing brands originate in the area, and have outlet stores offering their products at steep discounts. Shopping in Tuscany is another great way of spending time in such a culturally diverse locale.

Most people are aware of brands such as Armani and Prada, but many are unaware that those labels were actually created in Tuscany. Many of these high-end labels operate factory outlet stores throughout the region. Most notable of the outlets are the Prada store Montevarchi, and the Incisa Spacchi which offers a varied assortment of goods. If handmade treasures are more suited to your taste, Tuscany is also home to scores of outdoor markets operating throughout the year. These markets feature some of the district’s finest local clothing and wares. Homemade Tuscan lace, glass, and leatherwork are globally renowned for their beauty and craftsmanship. Many of these outdoor markets also feature antiques and other pieces of Tuscan history. The dates and times of these markets vary seasonally, so it is best so consult tourist bureaus in different cities and towns for more specific information.

Whether your interest lies in handblown glass or the latest designer handbag, Tuscany has something to offer for everyone. Shopping in Tuscany is an experience deeply rooted in the region itself. It is steeped in history, yet undoubtedly current. You will find many interesting shops to visit on your visit to Tuscany. Make sure to plan your itinerary ahead of time before your Tuscany holiday. You will save yourself a lot of time if you know where you are going to travel ahead of time. With all of the different shops around, there is something for everyone there.

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