GUEST POST | 5 Things to Bring Home from Your Trip to Italy

5/09/2022


A trip to Italy is one that you will remember for years to come, and while you’re there it is worth spending some time shopping for classic items here. Italy is famous for many things, from fashion to home décor, to leather goods and food & wine. So, during your trip to Italy you might want to indulge in some souvenir shopping and gifts for people at home. 


Here are 5 things to consider bringing home from your trip to Italy and where to find them: 

1) Luxury jewelry 

If you are at all interested in beautiful jewelry, it is well worth taking some time to look at what is available while you are here. Milan is well known for its shopping in general, and its luxury shopping in particular. It has an important heritage of handcrafted jewelry so if you want to pick up a piece or pieces, you should definitely check out some of the jewelry stores in Milan, like Pisa Orologeria for example


2) Murano glass 

Through talks about Venice, you have likely heard about the Murano glass you can get here. Murano glass is a specialty item that is created on a small island just off of Venice, called Murano. Through melting a combination of potassium, soda, lime and silica, these incredible and colorful pieces are created for something unique and perfect for home décor and as a travel souvenir. Murano glass creations are beautiful to bring home for your own memories, and they also make beautiful gifts. 


3) Hand-painted ceramics 

For hand-painted ceramics, spend a little extra time shopping in Rome. Italy in general is well-known for hand-painted ceramics and with many regions setting up offerings in Rome, this is a great place to make those purchases.


4) Cashmere goods 

Cashmere good, particularly of incredible quality, are beautiful and last for so long. In places like Pienza and Cortona you can find incredible pieces both in terms of quality and style that will likely have you wanting multiple colors of each. Whether it be a sweater, throw, scarf, or any cashmere item you want, this is a great investment to make and you will likely get more use out of it than you may imagine.


5) Leather goods 

Leather goods are both fun items to buy and also great investments. Tuscany is famous for its leather goods, and markets in Florence as well as shops are lined with leather offerings, ranging from handbags, shoes, belts, jackets, wallets and more. If you’ve always wanted a leather item or just love them in general, this is the place to buy them since the quality is so incredible and the items will last you for years to come and also likely be great items to pass down to future generations or friends if you choose to do so. 



Italy has many products of beautiful and high quality, and these are just a few ideas of what to bring home! You can also certainly bring home some wine, and it can be found in all parts of the country with each area having its own specialties. Some popular wines to keep an eye out for are Tignanello, Nobile di Montepulciano, and Morellino di Scanzano. 


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