PONTE VECCHIO, FLORENCE, GREAT SHOPPING OF JEWELS AND GOLD
Italian gold and jewelry art are well known in the world. During the International Fairs of Gold and Jewellery, held in Vicenza, Arezzo or Valenza, many wholesalers coming from all over the world buy these precious Italian products. Those three cities are the main handmade manufacture of gold and jewels centers in Italy. Arezzo, a Tuscan city not far from Florence, is an important center for gold manufacturing. Vicenza, in region Veneto, is also known as a 'City of Gold', thanks to its long-lasting gold tradition, meanwhile Valenza, the small city in Piedmont, is known for its beautiful handmade manufacture of jewels with precious gems. Vincenzo Melchiorre, a goldsmith who was born there, founded the concept of the modern Italian jewelry store.
So, in one word, once you are in Florence, you can not miss Ponte Vecchio and its shining gold and jewelry shops!
What if gold is not for you? Florence and all its surroundings will satisfy your shopping wishes with another material: leather. Tuscany and Florence in particular, are the most important places where high-quality leather products are made and traded. Bags, wallets, jackets, bracelets, shoes, belts: whatever accessory comes to your mind, here, you will find the perfect one for you! There are leather shops of all kinds from the very expensive ones to those more affordable ones. San Lorenzo Market lies just next to Basilica di San Lorenzo, the amazing Renaissance-style Basilica built in the fifteenth century, and it is the perfect place where to buy leather accessories: have a look at all the stalls, choose the right one, try the products on, negotiate the price, and take a special handmade and unforgettable gift home!
More about Florence:
Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Vecchio, the heart of Florence
Florence, the famous art city and its historic churches
Some pictures of this tour:
Ponte Vecchio, Florence (pic n°1); Gold Bracelets and rings with diamonds (pic n°2); Jewelry stores on Ponte Vecchio (pic n°3);
Tour: Ponte Vecchio, Florence, great shopping of jewels and gold
Category: Art City
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Region: Tuscany , Italy
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