A thrilling combination: Florence and Shopping
Florence is the ideal destination for a holiday that combines art, culture, and shopping. Boutiques, footwear, leather goods: Florence is full of high-fashion and artisanal shops, especially in Via Cerretani, Via De’ Tornabuoni, Via Roma, and the Santa Croce and Firenze Oltrarno areas. Via Cerretani, an elegant street that connects the Santa Maria Novella Station to the Duomo, offers numerous fashion shops for shoes and clothing, as well as two well-stocked bookshops (Feltrinelli and Seeber). It’s impossible to resist the temptation to buy something!
Via De’ Tornabuoni is the exclusive shopping street for refined luxury. The most prestigious Italian brands (includingthe Florentine brandsFerragamo, Gucci, Cavalli, Pucci, Patrizia Pepe, and Scervino) and international names in luxury and high-end fashion find their place in this wonderful street. Now reserved for pedestrians,Via De’ Tornabuoni is the fashion street of Florence, a must-see in its own right. If this is your kind of Florence shopping, you should also take a trip to the streets near Piazza Repubblica, as well as to Via Roma and Via Calzaiuoli.
Piazza Santa Croce and the surrounding areas are rich in leather. Some shops even give you a chance to witness the artisans as they work on their creations. Quality gloves, belts, jackets, and bags: you will be spoiled for choice. If artisan shops are your favorite destination for shopping in Florence, then the Oltrarno area is a must-visit. The products have an exceptional quality that will make you feel like you’re in a museum or art gallery. Here too(as inPiazza Santa Croce) it is possible to watch while artisans work on their creations.
Shopping in Florence is an experience you simply must try.Shops, boutiques, and artisans, all in the name of quality and Florentine exclusivity. Residence Hilda, a stone's throw from the Duomo and conveniently close to the Santa Maria Novella station, is the perfect starting point for exploring and shopping in Florence. Come visit us, we’ll be waiting to welcome you and happily provide advice on how best to make your Florentine purchases.