If you ever find yourself in the lucky position of being able to visit Italy, then you will soon realise that it is the absolute epicentre of quality of luxury! Whether you are in Milan, Florence, Venice or Rome, it is easier to find luxury in any corner of Italy than anywhere else in the world. If you didn’t arrive a quality connoisseur, then you will almost certainly leave as one! It is impossible not to get swept up in the fashions and the culture of the Italian people, so with that in mind, here are some one-of-a-kind items that you absolutely must splurge on while in Italy.
A Luxury Watch
Running on Italian time aren’t we? When thinking about where to buy a watch in Milan, head straight to shops like Pisa Orologeria in the heart of the fashion district! Something that the city is particularly famous for is its large array of luxury watchmakers and gold, so don’t be afraid to spend extra time browsing before investing in your once in a lifetime piece. No matter how expensive, it will definitely be worth it! If you are searching for gold, the north of Italy is famous for its amazing 18 karat gold!
Quality Borsalino Hats
Borsalino is an Italian company that has been representing luxury millinery craftsmanship ever since 1857. World-renowned experts in felt and straw hat making, you cannot visit Italy without picking out a style for yourself. A hat always adds a certain je ne sais quoi! These hats have donned the heads of many famous celebrities and royalty, why not one for you too?
When you think of Italy, you think of Gucci, it’s as simple as that! The luxury fashion brand has cornered the market in lots of different areas of the industry, but high-end handbags are really where they rule supreme! If you want the very best, then it makes sense to get it from the birthplace of the brand in Florence and pick your very own Gucci bag. The flagship store in Florence was also the very first Gucci store, so you can technically say you are visiting a museum…while buying a gorgeous new bag!
High-Quality Bottles of Wine
Nobody does wine like Italians. One of the best things about visiting Italy for yourself is being able to experience the true quality of winemaking without having to pay a premium for an exported product. Whether you like red, white or rose, you’ll find an Italian wine that will make your taste buds sing. If you are more into Prosecco, stay up in the Veneto region and visit some of the best Prosecco producers in the world! For more red wine fanatics, head to Chianti or Montepulciano in Tuscany.
There is no debating that Italian leather is the best in the world. It’s just another best to add to the ever-growing list in the Italy column! If you are looking for luxury leather goods that are going to last a lifetime without showing signs of age, then splurging on an Italian product in its home country is absolutely the right idea. Whether it’s a simple belt or a stunning pair of loafers, you’ll always feel good wearing it/them. Another added feature, most stores offer repairs even if after years and years the shoes become a bit worn.
Of course, all of these items are available across the globe, but the special element comes in the fact of buying it in its country of origin, along with the much cheaper prices that you will be able to pay! Any one of these items would make for the perfect souvenir of an amazing European trip.