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.
Establlished in 2004, Sarabanda is a leading brand that makes clothes for children. This store, located on Via Quattro Spade is a beautifully laid out space with ample variety of clothes and accessories to choose from for infants, toddlers, and young adults alike. Catering to boys and girls, the store is known for offering trendy dresses, tops, t-shirts, denims, trousers, jackets, skirts, and jackets. You can notch up your little one's fashion quotient by choosing from funky accessories and bags that will complement their clothes perfectly. Ask their friendly staff for help and they'll be glad to do so. The store is easily accessible via public transport.
La Galleria Verona is a one of a kind gallery that houses rare pieces of furniture and items of home decor like magazine holders, kitchen and bath accessories and more. These pieces are carefully handpicked by Kelly Zanoncelli. Tickets for varied shows like live music concerts and others can also be bought from this gallery. Fax and photocopy, binding and lamination and other computer services can be carried out here with ease. Kindly check the website or call ahead for the types of events endorsed by the La Gallery Verona and how to get the tickets for the same.
This shop, near Piazza Bra sells original goods, including scarves, bags, ornaments, pendants and necklaces from all over the world which also make excellent, unusual gifts. Particularly unusual are the rings with precious stones made according to ancient techniques, hellenic craftsmanship and goods from Nigeria, Nepal and elsewhere. Visitors are welcome to ETHNICA Verona to browse at any time.
This large shop, in the center of Verona, offers creative games and books, for all ages. In a vast display space there are various toys, many of which are wooden and made with natural products. There are many innovative and original goods on offer here, in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The staff are very polite and know how to make any child happy, and there is good price-quality ratio.
Already Audrey Hepburn couldn't take her eyes off of this shop's windows. Its high quality pieces of jewellery are timeless classics; and the moment a woman only sees the distinctive turquoise present packages her eyes brighten up without fail. In addition to rings, ear jewellery, necklaces and bracelets, the store also sells beautiful accessoires, bags and writing utensils.
This Italian denim giant is hugely popular, thanks to their up-to-the-minute fashion sense and designs. On two floors, this Diesel shop can be found in a central area and offers jeans and casual wear which is very popular among the trendy youngsters. They also sell t-shirts and sweaters, jackets and other clothes, as well as accessories, like rucksacks and sporty bags. The goods are priced on the higher side, so do wait for the seasonal sales if you can.