If you come to Italy, you should definitely take a “piece” of it back home with you. For yourself but also for your relatives or close friends who have never been here. But what are the best products to buy in Italy?
Well, there are many.
Food and drinks
Of course, the first things that come to your mind when you think about Italy, are food and drinks.
Starting with drinks, the best products you can get are Italy’s delicious wines. You can choose among red, white and rosé wines. Among red wines, you can buy Brunello di Montalcino, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Barbera, Chianti, Amarone della Valpolicella, and so on. If you prefer white wines, you can choose Vieris, Collio Sauvignon Ronco delle Mele, Villa d’Aosta Chardonnay Cuvée Bois, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Gris, etc. If rosè wine is your favourite, then you can choose Baldovino Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo, Piè delle Vigne, Millemetri Etna rosato, Rosammare, Rosato terre sicilane, etc.
If you prefer sparkling wine, instead, prosecco or spumante are always a popular choice. You can get Valdobbiadene, Sant’Orsola Prosecco, Franciacorta, Alta Langa, and so on.
If you prefer to take some food back home with you, you have an incredibly wide choice. You can opt for cured meat like salame di Varzi, culatello, bresaola, coppa or you can decide to buy some cheese like Parmigiano Reggiano, Asiago, Toma, Caciocavallo, Castelmagno or Pecorino.
If you prefer sweets, you can buy typical biscuits such as baci di dama, cantucci (in that case, remember to buy also a bottle of Vin Santo), tegole valdostane, ricciarelli, zaletti veneti, etc. If you love chocolate, don’t forget to get some cioccolato di Modica, some gianduiotti, cremini, or some cuneesi al rum.
Shoes, clothes and bags
Some of the best products you can decide to buy to bring a “piece” of Italy with you are shoes, clothes and bags. After all, Italy is known to be one of the most fashionable countries!
You can choose to buy handmade shoes or bags. They’re comfortable and unique. Some of the most known brands are Moreschi, Franceschetti, and Guido Maggi.
By contrast, if you want to opt for clothes, you can decide to buy from the most famous brands such as Gucci, Armani, Versace, Valentino Dolce & Gabbana or you can visit a tailor’s shop to get a tailor-made dress. Some famous tailor’s shops in Italy are Sartoria Sagripanti in Rome, Larusmiani and Marta Ferri in Milan, Luigi Cappelli and Giuliacarla Cecchi in Florence, and Sartoria Napoletana Gino Cimmino in Naples. If you’re in Burano, near Venice, don’t forget to go and look for Burano lace. You can see it used in dresses and table cloths to embellish them but it can be used on several other products.
Italian pottery is extremely famous. Beautiful colors and great quality characterize this amezing Italian product. You can find Italian potteries especially in Sicily, Tuscany, and Amalfi coast but also in Rome. You can buy plates, jugs, street numbers, small objects such as animals or paintings, vases like Teste di Moro, chandeliers, there is really a very wide choice.
What are the best products to buy in Italy in your opinion? What did you bring home with you from your last trip to Italy?
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