"Explore the Side Streets" Florence Shopping Tip by AnnS

Florence Shopping: 273 reviews and 296 photos

The main shopping streets in Florence are wonderful but if you take a detour down some of the little side streets, you will find smaller shops where you can find more unusual items, especially local crafts. I came upon one that sold bronzes... from huge garden statues to small ornamental pieces. Although the shop front was quite small, inside was a large workshop and showroom and every piece was a work of art. I fell in love with a figurine (for about £50) but thought it might be too heavy for my luggage so I didn't buy it and have regretted it ever since.

Theme: Local Craft

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 7, 2007
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