Duomo Souvenir Shopping, Florence

It would be a pity to leave Florence without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Florence, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.
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Duomo Souvenir Shopping Map

Guide Name: Duomo Souvenir Shopping
Guide Location: Italy » Florence (See other walking tours in Florence)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 12
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Author: Daniel
Il Papiro

1) Il Papiro

What to buy here: Florentine Paper.

Italy’s famous for its artisanal ancient jobs, some of which are hardly fighting against automation in order to preserve their uniqueness and accurate manufacture. Amongst these, “mastri cartai” are especially well-known in Florence and their special capability consists of making paper. Florentine paper is in fact amongst the most precious and original papers in Italy, with special mixtures, coatings and decorations, used for every special occasion or...   view more
La Botteghina

2) La Botteghina

What to buy here: Florentine Pottery.

There’s a small town near Florence called Montelupo, boasting a tradition in the production of pieces of pottery that dates back to the Middle Ages. Handmade reproductions of robbiane (Renaissance-style glazed terracotta) from Florence are wonderful presents providing a touch of Italian artistic charm that you can find at La Botteghina (Via Guelfa, 5/R). This very small shop collects plates, jars, pots, bowls, carafes and other lead-free and...   view more
Stefano Conti’s stand

3) Stefano Conti’s stand

What to buy here: Florentine Olive Oil.

Considered an Italian gastronomic excellence, Tuscan olive oil is a gift not to be missed when visiting Florence. Try and see. Reach Stefano Conti’s stand in San Lorenzo Market (Via Signa, 300), where you can taste a number of styles of olive oil in a number of price ranges: you’ll certainly find one to buy! Stefano Conti’s products are wholesome and every season the oil proposed changes, depending on the olives harvest : inland cultivations...   view more
Passamaneria Toscana

4) Passamaneria Toscana

What to buy here: Passamaneria Toscana Furnishings.

Specializing in brocade textiles in classical Florentine style, this one-of-a-kind shop is heavily laden with tassels, pillowcases, trimmings, bed covers, wall hangings, table runners and other original luxury items manufactured with this elaborate raised design. Generally made of silk, woven with gold and silver threads or ornamented with raised flowers and foliage, the Florentine brocade also has the typical Florentine Lily as a...   view more
Ceramiche Ricceri

5) Ceramiche Ricceri

What to buy here: Decorative Plates.

Since the fifties, Ceramiche Ricceri has been a name directly connected to the art of creating handmade pottery, especially wonderful pots and plates depicting Florentine Renaissance art, dating back to the 16th century. Representing Florentine artistic tradition and taste, the company has continuously been applying research to creativity, always looking for humidity and shock-resistant materials. Holders, lamp bases, jugs, umbrella stands and centerpieces...   view more
Bottega Panerai

6) Bottega Panerai

What to buy here: Officine Panerai Watches.

Swiss are known for their precision, but when it comes to design, Italians are unbeatable. Projected and designed according to the Italian design tradition with Swiss technology, Panerai wristwatches are simply perfect. They have been referred to as "art in motion", a definitely apt quotation, as they’re known for their precision, quality and the luxury they literally radiate, which makes them unique. Panerai’s precious lines are the...   view more

7) Allegri

What to buy here: Allegri Raincoats.

Be stylish even in bad weather conditions, thanks to Allegri’s most elegant Italian raincoats. This Florentine brand is synonymous with quality and original trends and combines elegance with a high level of technical content. Their hi-tech fabrics are in fact the latest result of the research into and experimentation on new waterproof materials they have been carrying on for years, putting technology at the service of fashion, which together with their...   view more

8) Madova

What to buy here: Madova leather gloves.

The clothes you wear reveal details about your personality, accessories give hints on your character, but gloves certainly talk about your style. Madova’s leather gloves are synonymous with elegance. Style, quality and craftsmanship distinguish this very well known Florentine gloves brand all over the world. These gloves are made of kidskin, lambskin, nubuck calf leather, lined in cashmere, silk, rabbit, lamb or merino sheep wool, or unlined and come...   view more
Ponte Vecchio

9) Ponte Vecchio

What to buy here: Artisan jewelry.

Fine Italian handcrafted gold jewelry is with no doubt amongst the most exclusive and sought-after articles purchased on trips to the Tuscan capital. Gold in Italy (and most of Europe) is 18 K, versus 10 to 14 K you find elsewhere, which justifies a relatively higher price for these lifetime souvenirs. High quality and one of a kind items are especially sold in the most famous gold district in town: Ponte Vecchio, literally the oldest bridge over the Arno...   view more

10) Frizzoni

What to buy here: Florentine Leather Gifts.

In Florence leather manufacture has a centuries long tradition and at Frizzoni’s leather is still tanned the old Florentine way, putting wet leather on special wooden molds, removing them once leather is dried out, then manually coloring it and treating it with pure bees wax. Many original items are manufactured as special gifts at Frizzoni’s: from caskets to frames, from pillboxes to jewelry cases. Leather pillboxes, coming in different shapes,...   view more
Alé Viola

11) Alé Viola

What to buy here: Fiorentina Football Club Merchandising.

Florentine people are very fond of their city and traditions amongst which Fiorentina football club holds a privileged position, therefore, when in Florence don’t forget to buy Fiorentina’s merchandising to show the affection you feel for the club and wear something “purple” to demonstrate you perfectly got into the Florentine spirit. To afford the original T-shirt of one of Fiorentina’s football players you’ll need 60 to...   view more

12) GABS

What to buy here: GABS Leather Variable-shape Bags.

GABS means color, transformation, versatility and lots of fun. Suppose you need a bag for your daily shopping, but would very much like to take it with you at a romantic dinner. Thanks to these variable-shape Florentine bags which can be both big enough to contain the items you buy during the day and become smaller to take them with you to the restaurant, size is not a problem anymore. But GABS is not only synonymous with practicality....   view more

Walking Tours in Florence, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Florence

Create Your Own Walk in Florence

Creating your own self-guided walk in Florence is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
City Orientation Walking Tour

City Orientation Walking Tour

Florence, located in Italy, is believed to be the cultural capital of the world. Sometimes called the Athens of the Middle Ages and the birthplace of the Renaissance movement, Florence attracts millions of tourists every year. Don't miss the chance to visit some of its most alluring attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Historic Centre Nightlife

Historic Centre Nightlife

Well known for its beautiful historic architecture and for its huge contribution to the Renaissance movement in Italy, Florence remains a vibrant, thriving center of activity that hosts not only a large tourism trade, but also attracts a lot of international students studying abroad. As such, Florence possesses a hot nightlife scene where guests from around the world can hear some amazing music and dance until the break of dawn. Take this Florence Nightlife Tour to Discover all this city has to offer when the sun goes down.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Arno South Bank Walking Tour

Arno South Bank Walking Tour

Arno South Bank, also known as Oltrarno, what literally means "beyond the Arno", is a magical place, though not everyone knows about it. The many historical places located in this part of the city will amaze you. Take this tour to see some wonderful sites that you will never forget.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Novella Walking Tour

Novella Walking Tour

Florence is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called "the Athens of the Middle Ages". This city has to offer a lot of wonderful places to admire. Take this tour to walk along the Arno embankment and explore the south-eastern part of the Santa Maria Novella quarter.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 km
Michelangelo's Masterpieces Walking Tour

Michelangelo's Masterpieces Walking Tour

Michelangelo spent over 20 years of his life in Florence during which he created some of the most beautiful masterpieces this city had ever seen. The most famous of them, the David, is also located in Florence along with a few copies. Take this tour to discover the Florence side of Michelangelo's artistic mastership.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Duomo Walking Tour

Duomo Walking Tour

Duomo quarter is located in the very heart of the Florence Historic Center. This area is deservedly considered the religious and the civic centre of the town. Most of the historic sites Florence is famous for are to be found here. Take this tour to explore all the masterpieces of the Duomo quarter.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km

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