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What to Purchase when Visiting Tuscany

Shopping is a big deal when visiting Tuscany, which is why you need to do it. You cannot pass up the great stores and products that you can take home with you after being on holiday in Tuscany.

So here are some items that you may want to look at:

•Clothing, shoes, and jewelry – For some reason, clothes made in Italy fit better, so take this opportunity. You can get great prices on clothing and shoes and Italy has 18kt gold jewelry that you just can’t beat.

• Handbags, belts, and wallets – There are a number of merchants that sell leather handbags, belts, and wallets. They are of a high quality and you will find that they will last for a very long time. These are also stylish items.

• Coffee – There is nothing like a good Italian coffee, but you can also take that coffee home with you. There are some brand names at supermarkets, but you can find them at bars as well. Just keep in mind that bar coffees are expensive, but they are delicious.

• Parmesan Cheese – If you’re from the US and visiting Italy, you’ll find that parmesan cheese is much cheaper in Italy and it is more tasteful than what you’ll find in the US.

• Olive oil – If you think the olive oil in your local supermarket is fine, you’re in for a big surprise. Tuscany is known for its olive oil. As a matter of fact, it si the main ingredient in many of their dishes.

• Wine – And Tuscany is also known for its amazing wines, especially in the Chianti region. There are wineries that allow tours so that you can taste the wine, buy the wine, enjoy it in your hotel room, or take it home with you.

With all of this, you can’t go wrong when shopping in Tuscany.