The central Piazza delle Erbe was the focal point of urban life in ancient Verona. It is located on the site of the ancient Roman Forum. Originally it was large (56 meters x 68 meters) and rectangular and then it was adapted to a Medieval shape and reduced in size. It was then delimited by the construction of the Palazzo del Comune. During the Scaligera period, it became a center for trade and commerce; to this end, various symbolic elements were added, such as the Fountain of the Madonna Verona, the Market Column (a Gothic structure built in 1401 to bear the viscount's insignia), the berlina (a marble canopy built to host the investiture of public office) and the Colonna di San Marco.
This pedestrian-only shopping district of Corso Porta Borsari begins with a grandiose arch built by the Romans. This ancient sun-bleached wall was built in the third century as part of the ancient city's "decumano" gate. Upon passing through these imposing walls one is greeted with a narrow street lined with multitudinous boutiques selling hard to find local products in addition to gourmet restaurants, wine bars, and cafés such as Caffè Tubino. The atmosphere is vibrant while retaining a small-town feel, which makes this historic street the perfect place to take a stroll and drink in fair Verona.
The Verona Uno shopping center is on the Legnaghese state road near San Giovanni Lupatoto, a few kilometers from Verona city center. The shopping center houses the Galassia hypermarket, the Media World electronics center, Oviesse, Gonzato which sells clothing and shoes, Cisalfa Sport, and the pizzeria / restaurant "A Modo Mio". There is a large garden center (which also sells pets, conservatories, and garden furniture) in front of the shopping center.
Though Via Mazzini is a pedestrian-only street, traffic jams still arise due to the large number of shoppers - especially on weekends. For Verona's elite, Via Mazzini serves double duty as the place to shop for new outfits and the place to show off those new purchases. Designers like Gucci, MaxMara, Ralph Lauren, Armani, Versace, and Louis Vuitton attract a high-end clientèle - and banks and ATMs (Bancomat) are placed cleverly along the street for the cashless. For many, shopping for food in the side streets off Via Mazzini will be more interesting than splurging on designer fashions. There, gourmands can sample and buy from many small food stores.
Shop at the Dev Boutique and notch up your style statement with their contemporary designs. Sourced from some of the best designers, the clothes are definitely trendy and upbeat, ideal for all occasions. To complement your clothes perfectly, you can choose from their wide range of footwear, bags, and accessories.
Tiziano Meglioranzi has taken over the historic home of the Asian Market and has almost transformed it into a museum. With one fundamental difference; any object that takes your fancy can be bought and taken home. The word Orient here has a wide reach; ranging from China and Japan to South America. There are many carpets and tapestries as well as authentic ornaments, precious Japanese and Chinese furniture and archaeological remains from China and Columbia.
Established in 1995, Lazzari is a haven for shopaholics. Catering especially to women, the store has a variety of clothing options for all occasions. Party dresses, formal wear, and casual clothing is available in the latest designs at this place. Head to this beautifully laid out store for a nice shopping trip that will make your wallets lighter but hearts happier! Their friendly staff ensures that you find the perfect fit and is always up for helping.
Here curvy women find everything that flatters their female figure and is nevertheless modern. Thanks to valuable drapery, detailed ornamentation and artful cuts they'll find fashion from size 40 upward that does not only cover the kilos but also dresses women in a stylish way. In 1980, the company was founded as a part of the 'Max Mara Fashion Group' and is named after the owner's grandmother.