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Shopping Ideas

Clothing, Shoes, Accessories

Brunello Cucinelli, in the village of Solomeo near Corciano. High fashion cashmere for men and women.

Fiammetta, Umbertide,Via Leopoldo Grilli 13. Lingerie, women’s clothes.

L’Arcobalena, Umbertide, via Morandi. Children’s clothing and accessories.

Pagelli, Umbertide, Piazza Matteotti. Italian fashion for men and women, wedding dresses.

Corso Vannucci, Perugia’s main street. Max Mara, Benetton and lots of local boutiques. Go for the afternoon passeggiata and window shop.

Designer Outlets near Florence

The Mall at Leccio-Reggello. Armani, Gucci, Ferragamo, San Laurent and many others.

Fendi, Rignano sull’Arno, via Pian dell’Isola, entrance at back of building.

Space, Montevarchi. Prada, miu miu, Helmut Lang, Car Shoe.

Dolce Gabbana. Incisa, Santa Maria Maddelena.

Fine Linens, Woolens

Busatti, Anghiari, via Mazzini. Family operation since 1842 making kitchen, dining, bed and bath linens. Tour the old, working looms downstairs.

Busatti, Umbertide, a smaller shop at the entrance to Piazza Matteotti, stop by on Wednesday (market day in the morning).

Maridiana Alpaca, Molino Vitelli, Niccone valley. Handmade, hand dyed sweaters, hats, scarves. Visit with the alpacas, too!

Merletti di Sansepolcro, via Matteotti, Sansepolcro. Linens trimmed with handmade lace.

Tela Umbra, Città di Castello,Via S. Antonio 3, off the main piazza, for handwoven linens. Visit the museum upstairs.


Crete di Prato, Umbertide, typical Umbrian designs, at the markets on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

Deruta Placens, Deruta, Via Bordi Michelotti.

Gialletti Giulio, Deruta, Via Tiberina 304. Beautiful ceramics and they do a nice tour.

Deruta’s hill town. Up on the hill above the modern town the old village has many small shops. Park outside the walls and walk through the arch.

Rometti, Umbertide, Via Canavalle 5. Historic ceramics company, now with contemporary designs.


Marco Domenici, Umbertide, across from  the hexagon shaped Collegiata church, and the little park. High quality, handmade modern and traditional jewelry.


Leather goods, Gubbio, Via dei Consoli. Fine hand tooled leather books, albums, frames, etc.

Leonardo Luzzi, Anghiari. Family tradition of basket weaving with cane and reed.

Mirant kitchen store, Sansepolcro. A tempting shop for cooks.

Paolavia Roma, Umbertide, Via Roma 44. Creative house furnishings.

Olive Oil

I Girasole di Sant’Andrea, Molino Vitelli. Vineyard and cantina tours with tastings of wine and olive oil, behind the restaurant.

Antiques and Flea Markets

Arezzo, largest antiquarian fair in Italy, first Sunday of every month and the Saturday that precedes it.

Castiglione del Lago, Piazza Gramsci, April to September, 3rd Saturday of the month.

Città di Castello, 3rd Sunday of the month.

Gubbio, 2nd weekend of the month.

Passignano, Via Flaminia, 1st Sunday of the month.

Perugia, last weekend of the month.

Spoleto, 2nd Sunday of the month.

Weekly Outdoor Markets (8 am to 12 noon only)

Monday – none

Tuesday – Gubbio, Terontola, Perugia, Città di Castello’s Mercato della Terra with local farmers, in front of the Duomo (cathedral).                                 

Wednesday – Umbertide, Castiglione del Lago

Thursday – Camucia, Città di Castello, Orvieto

Friday – Tuoro sul Trasimeno

Saturday – Cortona, Orvieto, Citta di Castello, Umbertide’s Mercato della Terra, with local artisans

Sunday -- Monterchi

Altabella Italian Villas - A Place for All Seasons 

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