Rattopennugo, owned by a family for generations, is an antique store located near the center of Genoa. If you are interested in antique products like mirrors, chandeliers, picture frames and candle-stands, you will surely love to visit this shop. You may even want to buy something interesting that catch your eyes for your own home or a gift for someone special. The shop offers services like restoration of vintage goods like furniture and rare paintings. The shop also undertakes transportation of delicate cargo and does assessment jobs of rare products.
To get a taste of Liguaria, you must walk into this shop. A Bandeta is a unique store located in the old town center of Genoa. This shop promotes products from Liguria, a region in the northwest of Italy. There are a variety of things on display from olive oils, jams, sauces, pickles, Ligurian pasta to beers, wines and even handcrafted glass jewelry and things made of slate and more. The idea of the shop is to follow traditional methods, but by using the latest technologies without compromising on the natural quality of the goods. At this store, you even get beauty products that don’t have harsh chemicals but made from natural ingredients.
Zuccotti's philosophy is this: the chocolate must be of very high quality, as well as the iced chestnuts and sweets. This is what counts. The decor of the shop in which these delights are sold does not need to be classy and elegant. So it isn't. In the peak seasons (Easter and Christmas) queues stretch onto the pavement. Customers wait patiently to enter an empty, run down shopfront, while all the real activity is in the kitchens behind. The wait is long, but the end product is worth the wait.
Confetteria Romanengo Pietro fu Stefano is synonymous with high-quality sweets. They have been made carefully using methods handed down from father to son. The composer Guiseppe Verdi would never miss the chance to buy sweets and candied fruit from "Romanengo" when he stayed in Genoa. The shop is in the old city, down a narrow lane off the Piazza Soziglia. This is the main shopping area of Genoa. Since 1780, the patisserie has made delicious sweets, chocolates, fondants, syrups, rosolio (a kind of syrup) and jams. These delicacies have been enjoyed far outside too.
Mercato Orientale has been around since 1899 and is a popular market with locals buying regional produce at reasonable rates. It is an ideal market for tourists too, who are in a self-catering mode, as the market has some fascinating stalls of fruits and vegetables, fish and meat markets, bakeries, and stalls selling herbs and spices. It is one of the best places in town to get a feel of the real Genoa. As you explore the stalls, you will surely take home some happy memories where shopkeepers enthrall you with their anecdotes.
Viganotti is a traditional chocolaterie which is still run as it once was. If the quantity required is more than a Sunday chocolate box, it is worth ordering. It is impossible to find, tucked away in a little side street, although near Piazza Matteotti. Managing to locate the entrance in order to sample one of these chocolates, is like a treasure hunt. The shop closes early in the evening, and orders take a while to process. However, if you are lucky enough to dissolve a fondant cream in your mouth or crunch on a chocolate covered nut, you will be willing to begin the hunt all over again. Despite these minor hitches, you'll find that the staff are friendly and polite.
Young fashion, en masse and for little money: Since 1947 the stores of the Swedish fashion house have been supplying the world with hip clothing. Another reason why a lot of people love H&M are the regularly released designer collections that upgrade the customer's wardrobe with famous brands like Versace, Jimmy Choo and Stella McCartney without straining the purse.
Bookshop selling old and rare books. The shop makes purchases, expert reports and valuations of private collections. It's exactly how you'd expect a used bookshop to be. It faces on to the Piazza delle Erbe in the lively and timeworn city center. The shops' exterior is easily recognizable because the dark wood shop windows are rare in the city center. Once you have gone in, you'll find yourself in a dusty fascinating world of old scripts. You can look at the books yourself or ask the book shop owner to give you some advice: he is only to happy to help.
Hip fashion for little money - this is what the worldwide known Spanish fashion label stands for. Founded in 1975 in A Coruña, today there are stores on all five continents. The corporation's trendscouts pursue the latest looks by Chanel, Gucci or Dolce & Gabbana on international exhibitions or directly on the streets. Only shortly after the garments for women, men and children can be found in stores all around the world - for affordable prices