Shopaholics on holiday in Verona will be able to get their fix
as, like most Italian cities, Verona has its fair share of
boutiques, designer stores, specialist stores and shopping malls.
Le Grande Mela on Statale 11 is a great place to start, where 130
stores, a multi-screen cinema, 20-lane bowling alleys,
billiard-rooms and game arcades can be found. It is, in many ways,
the ultimate shopping experience.
Head to Via Mazzini, also known as the Golden Mile, for all the
designer names like Max Mara and Cartier, where clothing, shoes and
handbags are the order of the day. Even if you can''t afford them,
it''s nice to just window-shop. The Corso Porta Borsari is another
elegant shopping street in Verona, where everything from clothing
to stationery stores can be found.
Looking for antiques, paintings and collectables? Visit Corso
Sant''Anastasia and the surrounding area, where a number of antique
shops and art galleries can be found lining the narrow streets. Try
Antichit? Due Torri and Antichit? Sottoriva for antiques and Boxart
or Arts Noveaux for one-of-a-kind pieces. The antique market in
Piazza San Zeno takes place on the third Saturday of every month
and is great for furniture, jewellery and even old motorcycles.
For fresh fruit, vegetables and other local produce, the market
in Piazza Erbe is the place to go, while for some of nearby
Valpolicella''s finest wines, the Istituto Enologico Italiano on Via
Sottoriva has a large selection of Italian wines.