I guess there isn’t one of us who hasn’t been to an Italian restaurant at least once. And those who do not dip bread in olive oil with balsamic vinegar that comes to the table before the meal….
Therefore, the sister of olive oil, balsamic vinegar is one of the products that should be on your Florence shopping list. In fact, you won’t believe how many varieties and flavors there are before you buy balsamic vinegar.
There are different types of balsamic vinegar for dipping bread, for salad dressing and even for use in desserts. That’s why for those who think about what to buy in Florence, balsamic vinegar specific to the region is a very good alternative. The best address for this is;
Borgo Sapori Tuscany (Borgo S. Lorenzo, 20, 50123 Florence, Italy)
Although it is not a Swiss, Belgian, Italian chocolates have a well-deserved reputation, and it is perfectly reasonable to return with chocolate as a souvenir or gift from a trip to Florence. Of course, the tricky point here is to find “Made in Italy” chocolates, otherwise it won’t make any sense.
If you are looking for an affordable alternative, I recommend the Novi brand sold in local markets. For slightly more sophisticated options, head to Coccole Cioccolato, Caffetteria La Loggia, or the kitchen of famous master Andrea Bianchini (La Bottega del Cioccolato, Via de Macci, 50, Florence).
In fact, Milan is the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to ready-to-wear in Italy, but I would say don’t ignore Florence. After all, Pitti, one of the most important fairs of the fashion world, is held in this city twice a year and designers and ready-made clothing buyers from all over the world meet in Florence for this reason.
Via Tornabuoni, Via della Vigna Nuova, and Via del Parione are among the most important streets in the city that you should see for ready-to-wear shopping. Not to mention the small designer boutiques you will discover on the streets of the city.
In fact, if you absolutely want to shop for ready-made clothing, I think you should stop by the Outlet stores of world-famous Italian brands and buy end-of-season products at discounted prices while you’re in Florence. I mentioned some of them in the article Where to Shop in Florence.
Ceramics has had a very important place in Florence since the Renaissance. With demands from both the city’s aristocrats and from almost all over the world, the ceramic industry developed and grew over many years in Florence and its environs. I can even say that the towns of Montelupo and Sesto, close to Florence, are the centers of ceramic arts in Tuscany.
Today, especially hand-painted ceramics are offered as unique and original gifts and souvenirs to tourists who are thinking about what to buy from Florence.
Plates, jars, bowls or any kind of ceramic product you can think of, of course, you should choose handmade ones, you can find them at different price levels depending on their quality. I can suggest you a few addresses for this..
La Botteghina: Via Guelfa, 5/R, Florence
A father and daughter sell the products they created together in their workshop; La Mie Ceramiche. (Via Giuseppe Verdi 8/R, Florence)
Ceramica Ricceri: Duomo, Via dei Conti, 14R
Stationery products are actually original products that you can buy no matter which city you visit. In fact, although the products are ordinary, their patterns, prints and shapes reflect the culture of the city you visit.
The same is true for Florence. In fact, I can hear you saying whether stationery products are left in the digital age we live in, but I think this is a tradition that should never die.
If you are looking for a special gift, leaving ordinary products aside, I would like to recommend you a place in the What to Buy in Florence article.
Founded in 1976, Il Papiro is a unique place where all kinds of paper and stationery products are produced with extraordinary techniques and available in thousands of different models. It has several branches in Florence, and the one in the Duomo is Piazza del Duomo, 24R, Florence.
When you come to Minsk, you will witness many historical buildings and monuments, where you can learn about Minsk’s glorious past. If you want to have a great trip, be sure to check out our list of historical places in Minsk.
About Minsk history; Minsk is the political, economic, scientific and cultural center of Belarus, now known as Belarus. Founded as a stronghold of the Principality of Polotsk, Minsk is today the capital of a nation with a population of 10 million.
Although there are various rumors about the establishment of the city of Minsk, the fact-based history dates back to 1067, and according to archaeological research, to the beginning of the 10th century. In the 11th century, Minsk Fortress was established as a fortress on the southern borders of the Principality of Polotsk. In the 12th century, Minsk constantly changed owners and was home to an environment far from peace.