Best Places to Shop in Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy
Florence, Italy. Photo by Heidi Kaden on Unsplash

A bastion of Italian culture and a textile hub, the city of Florence is an ideal place to shop, especially if it’s Italian fashion you’re after. Still, with so many options, it’s hard to know where to find the best garments available. Here are some of the best places to shop in Florence.

Via Roma and Via dei Calzaiuoli

These two streets form a central part of Florence’s main shopping hub. Nestled between the main square, Piazza della Signoria, Via Roma and Via dei Calzaiuoli are home to an array of stores pushing high-end brands such as Valentino and Fendi. One store that is definitely worth checking out is La Rinascente department store, consisting of six floors of fashion and homewares.

Mercato Sant’Ambrogio

This authentic produce market is certainly worth checking out if you feel like eating some fresh Italian produce. From Tuscan olive oil to dried porcini mushrooms, turron, and sweet Italian desserts, Mercato Sant’Ambrogio is bound to have the flavors you’re after.

Via Romana

This quaint street is home to a wide array of stores, ranging from fashion outlets such as T-shirt store John Rocket to Elinor Marianne, an elegant stationary store for all of your office essentials. There’s also Ferramenta Berti, the home of kitchenware with Italian classics such as moka stovetop espresso makers.