Shopping malls in Florence Italy
(+ the shopping streets for all budgets)
The greatest shopping mall in Italy, situated at Campi Bisenzio, Florence. The mall I Gigli opened May 29th, 1997, rises in the town of Campi Bisenzio, in the heart of an area delimited by Florence, Prato, and Signa.
It is reachable from everywhere thanks to the proximity of the exit Calenzano of the highway A1 and of the exit Prato Est of the highway A11.
I Gigli constitutes a reference for its architecture, the wide of the offered goods, the efficiency of the numerous services, the innumerable occasions of diversion, and for the leisure time.
After eight years of life, the Gigli is about to reach 100 million of visitors. The surface, of 68.000 square meters, distributed on two floors, includes a great hypermarket, a wide choice of shops for a total of 120 points sale, 14 restaurants (from the Tuscan traditional cuisine to the Chinese) and over 6000 parking spaces.
But Florence offers more than a mall for your shopping, here then my small vademecum of the main shopping streets of Florence divided for price bands.
Shopping in Florence, high budget
Does your budget go over the three figures and the weight of coins and changes in the wallet it is not one of your problems?
Well I recommend you to take a peek at the district of the luxury. Via Roma, piazza Repubblica, piazza Strozzi, via della Vigna Nuova and the iconic via Tornabuoni are the ideal places for a worthy experience of luxury shopping in Florence.
In these gilded roads, there are the showcases of the most important brands of the made in Italy. A walk here is like flick through some fashion magazines.
Shopping from € 20 to € 100
If you have been following the latest fashion trends, but you go after more approachable prices, a trip is warmly recommended along via Cerretani, via Calzaiuoli and via Por Santa Maria, where among famous low-cost shops and great stores there are also one-brand shops of attire, cosmetic, accessories, and jewelry.
Alone, these 3 roads constitute the heart of the shopping in Florence. In this zone, your budget can can vary from €20 to €100, without creating too many damages to the bank account. Believe me.
craftsmanship, €100 and up
The Oltrarno is the district for the handmade lovers that are prepared to pay something more, just to possess handicraft objects of high quality that will last many years.
Santo Spirito, Borgo San Frediano, via Romana and via de’ Serragli are in fact the main destinations of the shopping itineraries in Florence for those people that prefer to combine accessories and unique jewels.
The prices, I warn you, are not really economic and they often start from €100 up to €500, but there are always special deals under €100.
the market, around €80
Despite the multitude of offers, the cheaper places in Florence where you can make some deals are the local markets such Sant’Ambrogio, San Lorenzo, Le Cure, Cascine and the market of the stadium with prices that go from €5 to €80.