Shopping and local markets
Our area is famous for its arts and crafts, artisans and local producers - here you can find everything, from ceramics to silversmiths, from fashion to tailored garments - shopping is fantastic in Florence, Siena, Lucca, Pisa, Arezzo and even in small villages: beautiful shops and large markets. If you like outlets instead, just half an hour's drive from the villa stands one the largest shopping mall in Italy with high fashion designers, The Mall.
There are many outlets in Tuscany which offer clothes, shoes and bags by leading names at prices reduced by 30 to 70% the whole year round.
The Mall (Leccio, Reggello – about 40 minutes from the Hotel) houses the outlets of Armani Jeans, Bottega Veneta, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Loro Piana, Ferragamo, Tod’s, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent.
Barberino Designer Outlet (Barberino di Mugello – about 45 minutes from the Hotel) is, instead, a small village/outlet inspired by the renaissance architecture of Florence, and houses 150 fashion stores such as Calvin Klein, Guess, Missoni, Prada and many more.
For those who want to unite the visit of the characteristic villages and towns of Tuscany with the possibility of shopping, will surely be interested in the typical weekly markets of Tuscany, which are located near by the Villa. In these markets you can find a wide range of products and objects, and in particular the tasty Tuscan food and wine products and the handcrafted objects of the local master craftsmen. In addition to the weekly markets, Tuscany offers a series of markets and fairs, even specialized ones, for those who are going to spend a holiday in Chianti.
Weekly street markets in the province of Siena and Florence (Remember to ask for confirmation on the markets, which may have variations):
In the area of Siena
CASTELLINA IN CHIANTI:
Every Saturday morning
COLLE VAL D'ELSA:
Every Friday (Thursday in case of village party)
Every Tuesday Morning
Every Thursday (Wednesday in case of village party) Every Saturday, fruit and vegetable market (Friday in case of village party)
In the area of Florence
Every Wednesday (Tuesday in case of village party)
GREVE IN CHIANTI:
In town Every Saturday In Strada in Chianti - Every Tuesday In Ferrone - Every Friday
SAN CASCIANO VAL DI PESA:
In the village, every Monday morning in Cerbaia - every Thursday morning
TAVERNELLE VAL DI PESA:
In town, every Thursday
SAN DONATO IN POGGIO:
Florence, city of art and architecture, is also the ideal place for those who love shopping: from the streets of fashion to craft shops. From the villa it is possible to quickly reach Florence and its shops, and of course Annagloria will be able to give you advices about the shops of thje city.
Florence is not only high fashion but is also rich concerning the workshops of master craftsmen specialized in the processing of various materials such as leather, ceramics, wood, jewelery. In addition to these markets and shop there is the tasty offer of Tuscan food and wine markets.
In the historic center, between Via de 'Tornabuoni and Via della Vigna Nuova, you will find the heart of fashion with the most famous Italian and international designer shops, inside ancient and prestigious noble palaces. While on the suggestive Ponte Vecchio there are the historic goldsmiths and jewelers in the little houses built on it.
Between Borgo Ognisanti and Via Maggio, stands the antiques area, full of shops with precious objects and finely restored antique furniture.