Shopping in Florence Historic Centre

You can find some tips in the previous chapters of this tourist guide to Florence. If you are looking for golden and silver jewels, you can go to San Frediano and Ponte Vecchio. Those who want to buy leather goods can visit the market in San Lorenzo and the many craft workshops in Santa Croce.

In this page, and after having talked about the relationship between Florence and fashion, we want to concentrate on the opportunities for shopping Florence historic centre offers to tourists.

Our departure point is Via de` Tornabuoni. Considered the most elegant Florentine street, it connects Piazza Antinori to Ponte di Santa Trinita. There you will find the most important Italian and foreign fashion brands: Ferragamo and Gucci, Bulgari and Tiffany.

Moreover, if the clothes and objects in the shop windows are not fascinating enough... just lift your eyes! The boutiques and apartments in the corner of Florence are situated in prestigious residences!!!

Walking along Via de` Tornabuoni towards the Arno River, on your right open two famous streets: Via della Vigna Nuova and Via del Parione.

In Via dei Cerretani, Via dei Calzaiuoli and Via dei Banchi you will instead find more "economy" products.

Finally, here`s an "olfactory" tip: in Via de` Bardi there is Lorenzo Villoresi maison. Villoresi is a very talented maître-à-parfumier whose clients includes the ex-British Premier Blair.


Our most requested apartments in the Florence historical centre:
Villa Gavinana Holiday apartments in pretty villa on the southern outskirts of Florence, in the vicinity of Piazzale Michelangelo. Accommodation for groups of 4/6/8/10/12 people. Air conditioning, Internet connection. Just a few minutes from Florence historical centre. More details
Apartment Fiore Beautiful apartment sleeping 6+2 in Florence historic centre, at a stone`s throw from Santa Maria Novella railway station. Air conditioning, Internet connection and panoramic balcony with view over the Duomo and the Medici Chapels. More details
Apartment Panorama Apartment sleeping 2+1 in the heart of Florence historic centre, in the district of Santa Croce. Panoramic balcony with view over the basilica of Santa Croce, air conditioning, Internet connection, close to the most important Florentine monuments. More details
Accademia Gallery Apartment Apartment in the historical centre of Florence a few steps away from the Accademia Gallery. Nearby Piazza Duomo, Piazza Signoria, the Uffizi Gallery . 5+2 beds, Internet Connection and air conditioning. More details