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Shopping In Italy

One of the architectural marvels of the world, Italy has so much more to offer than museums, castles, churches and landscapes. If you want to thoroughly enjoy your Italian vacation make sure you do not restrict your activities only to sightseeing but find time to indulge in some of the best shopping in the world. The wide range of luxurious goods as well as budget-friendly knick-knacks make this shopping binge extremely satisfying.
A land of fine craftsmanship, Italy gives visitors an opportunity to pick up perfumes, leather, ceramics, shoes, antiques, lace, and paintings etc., which are scattered evenly throughout the country. 
There are many great places in Italy to shop for designer bargains. Also, if you are not hung on designer stuff, you may go shopping on the famous Italian streets. Via del Corso, Via Monte Napoleone, Via Giovan Battista Zannoni, Mercerie, Via Toledo are a fewtop Italy streets where you can go shopping.
Here are few things that you can keep in mind while shopping in Italy. Practice enough caution while shopping, for it may burn a serious hole in your vacation budget! Do not gobble up every souvenir or knick-knack that comes your way, but go for items that reflect the true spirit of the destination or culture. Also, make sure you keep the cash receipt when you shop or eat, right from the coffee you had at a cosy roadside cafe to the designer handbag that cost you a fortune, make sure you keep the receipt for each diligently. You will need them not only for VAT refund, but also it is required as per Italian law. Again, make sure you are not dressed too touristy, and are armed with bargaining skills if you don’t want to be fleeced.


One of the architectural marvels of the world, Italy has so much more to offer than museums, castles, churches and landscapes. If you want to thoroughly enjoy your Italian vacation make sure you do no...
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