After visiting the museums, admiring the many works of art and unique world architecture, after eating a beautiful Fiorentina steak, the next step is to go shopping in the streets of Florence.
Florence is a city of art, but it is also the cradle of an ancient tradition full of skilled local artisans, great luxury brands, and is therefore one of the top shopping destinations.
There are not only big brands and shops, but also small artisan workshops, leather goods shops, outdoor markets and vintage and antique stores.
The shopping streets.
If you want to take a tour of Florence’s luxury stores, the places you must go to on your tour are Via Tornabuoni which houses both beautiful residences and the imposing palaces of noble Florentine families, to which today Gucci, Prada, Pucci stores have been added, to name just a few.
Other important shopping streets are Via della Vigna Nuova and Via del Parione where you will find local specialty shops, ateliers and artisan shops, also Via Roma where you can find the beautiful Luisa Via Roma shop.
Those looking for somewhat more commercial shopping, can head to Via dei Banchi and Via de’Cerretani, which connect Santa Maria Novella Station to the Duomo, and also Via dei Calzaiuoli, which goes as far as Piazza della Signoria.
Those looking for a luxury gift can browse through the old goldsmith shops on Ponte Vecchio.
Another shopping nerve centre, which is also a little cheaper, is the San Lorenzo Market, with its stalls selling leather goods and many other garments. Piazza San Lorenzo also has a covered market where today you can find a vast selection of local products, and dine with authentic Tuscan cuisine.
Finally, Florence is famous for its antique and vintage shops, in Via De ‘Fossi and in Via Maggio, there are many bargains to be had.
All the furnishings found in the La Fonderia B&B’s rooms come from antique markets and modern-day shops located in the small streets of Florence.
La Fonderia B&B is waiting for you to discover all the secret corners of Florence and will be happy to point you towards all the best shops or markets, and help you live a real holiday, including a lot of shopping and no disappointments!