Shopping in Florence

The Villa dei Bosconi itineraries: “Shopping in Florence”

Florence is known to be the city of Italian beauty and fashion, like Milan.

So why not follow an itinerary that takes us to visit the shopping Florence, looking for many gifts to take home?

Recommended itinerary

  • Via De’ Tornabuoni
  • The Mall in Valdarno
  • Barberino Outlet in Barberino di Mugello

We will start from the walk in Via De Tornabuoni, prestigious and luxurious street of the historic center of Florence, so we can see and visit all the fashion boutiques here, including the most famous brands such as Gucci, Roberto Cavalli, Emilio Pucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Bulgari, Buccellati and Prada, obviously without ignoring all the historic stores that dot the street, the legacy of a centuries-old craft tradition dating back to the Renaissance and source of techniques that have always been at the forefront in the field of clothing and jewelry.
In ancient times the Roman walls passed through here, since at the time the course of the Mugnone torrent ran through it. This was later diverted, thus allowing the street to be included within the city walls. Via De Tornabuoni later had various names, among which the most famous is “via dei Belli Sporti”, making it clear that this part of the Florentine city has always represented the luxury area and the shopping market.

Via De' Tornabuoni

Leaving Florence…

Going on, in the surrounding area we will also find advantageous outlets of major brands such as “The Mall” in Valdarno or the “Barberino Outlet” in Mugello.
Going to “The Mall” we will find some of the most luxurious brands, starting from Valentino and arriving at Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo and Giorgio Armani, characterized by large stores where we can take advantage of attractive prices.
In addition, within the structure of the outlet, we can visit the Museum of Jewelry Unoaerre.
The parking lots are free and located near the stores.
The “Outlet of Barberino di Mugello” has an innovative and original shape, which distinguishes it from traditional large-scale retail stores because it was conceived as a shopping village.
The presence of bars, restaurants, a playground, safe environments, benches along the roads and services equipped with changing tables, indicate special attention to families and children of all ages.