7 Day Italy Tours: Made In Italy Shopping Tour

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"Serious Retail Shopping Therapy

For Italian Shopping Lovers - 7 Day Italy Tours

Get Ready To Experience The Excitement Of Vacation Shopping In Italy

Have you ever thought about taking an all inclusive Italian vacation shopping in Italy? If so, this escorted shopping trip and private tour is just for you.

 

Italy is famous for shopping and for the “Made In Italy” brand. It is known for producing high quality artisan goods including: food, pasta, cheese, furniture, handbags, ceramics, clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry, gold and silver, Italian wine, gelato, beer, blown glass, chocolates, all kinds of leather goods, soaps, and even its great pizza that we all know and love.

 

Shopping in a foreign country can be a bit complicated if you don’t know the language or where to shop.

 

Over the years, we have heard numerous questions from our guests:

  • Is shopping in Italy expensive? Can you give me some general Italy shopping tips before we go shopping?

  • What do you think are the best shopping places in Italy? What is the best city for shopping in Italy?

  • Currently, what is the most popular shopping in Italy?

  • Where are the best shopping bargains in Italy to be found?  

  • Can you tell me where to go shopping in Italy where the locals go?

  • Where are the best shopping places in Italy off the beaten path?

  • Where can I find some cool things to buy in Italy for friends or family members? Where can I buy some cool souvenirs from Italy while I am making my trip?

  • I don’t speak Italian. What is the best Italian shopping vocabulary and what are the best Italian shopping phrases to use?

  • Can you tell me a bit about the logistics of tax free shopping in Italy and how I can get a tax refund in Italy from shopping? It all seems to be a bit complicated to me.

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​There are many places especially outside of the great tourist towns to go shopping in Italy in order to find great bargains.

 

The possibilities for shopping in this area are almost limitless. Whether you like to shop for yourself or for others, our Made In Italy Shopping Tour is just for you!

What’s Special About Our Made In Italy Shopping Tour?

 

The age-old culture of independent artisan producers is still thriving in Central Italy. On our tour, you will shop for high-quality Made In Italy handcrafted goods that bear the distinctive design and elegance for which Italy is famous. At some of our favorite shops, you’ll even be able to observe the actual goods being produced.

 

Our Made in Italy Shopping Tour is a crafted adventure. This tour is customized just for you and Italian Shopping Lovers. We take you those places that you would like to go and will show you where to go shopping in Italy that only locals know.

You will shop at boutique shops and small family businesses. We will help you find best shopping places in Italy.

 

After you book your tour, we will send you a short survey to learn about your individual shopping interests. We will then prepare a tour that is customized just for you.

 

With our Made in Italy Shopping Tour, you’ll also have the personal assistance of knowledgeable Italians who have lived and shopped in this heart of Italy for decades. They know the shops where locals shop for Made in Italy goods that most foreigners never find.

 

They will eagerly share some Italy shopping tips, help you with Italian shopping vocabulary and give you some of the best Italian shopping phrases. If you need some help determining some cool things to buy in Italy for friends and some cool souvenirs from Italy, they can help you with these things as well. They will even help you to bargain so that you’ll get the best prices like a local.To make this shopping tour in Italy a true adventure, we will toss in some fun shopping surprises along the way.

 

Of course, there are also lots and lots of things you can do beyond shopping.

 

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During your visit, you will get to tour around and enjoy food and wine from an area that was cited in a recent Trip Advisor study as having the best food in all of Italy.

 

You will also have plenty of opportunities to stop at a number unknown places to visit in Italy in various hilltop towns, Roman towns and medieval towns – for as much or as little – as you like. You’ll be free to do other things as you wish, including luxuriating and relaxing at an Italian spa.​

The possibilities are endless with a Made In Italy Shopping Tour.

 

Below is just one example of a vast selection of different shopping delights that can be taken on our shopping tour.

Itinerary: Made In Italy Shopping Tour
7 Day Italy Tours

For Italian Shopping Lovers 

 For 7 Days / 6 Nights

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Saturday
Depart for Italy To Start Your Made In Italy Shopping Tour

Sunday Day 1
Made In Italy Shopping Tour
Your Tour Group Arrives in Italy & Takes A Short Trip to Enchanting Spello

Arrive in Rome at Fiumicino airport to start your all-inclusive Italian vacation shopping in Italy. You will be met by an Italian/English-speaking chauffeur who will escort and whisk you away by private car to the spectacular heart of Italy.

 

Enjoy a beautiful view while experiencing your first Italian lunch at a restaurant that features local cheeses and meats, homemade pastas, steaks and slow-cooked pork in wine, fresh vegetarian dishes, and more.

Spend the remainder of your afternoon while relaxing at your 4-star Italian hotel, lounging by the pool, or exploring the intriguing walled Roman town of Spello. Since you may be a bit jet-lagged, we will start our evening early with an informal get-together and a brief local orientation while sampling Italian wine and appetizers in a privately owned 17th century Italian palazzo.

Private driver from Rome Airport, lunch with Italian wine (if desired), and a light dinner with drinks and heavy appetizers are included.

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Monday Day 2
Made In Italy Shopping Tour
Shopping in Central Italy: Umbria & Tuscany

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After an early breakfast at your hotel, we will visit two nearby historic towns, one in Umbria and the other in Tuscany. Both are places for popular shopping in Italy. These towns specialize in producing a wide variety of fine artisan goods including jewelry, shoes, artwork, leather, clothing, furniture, antiques, cashmere, ceramics, Italian food products and more.

 

Today is your first day vacation shopping in Italy so we’ll make sure that will have ample time to shop in both towns. We can also visit a small family furniture factory if you are interested.

 

We will have lunch at a small, well-known restaurant with a panoramic view of Lake Trasimeno. After shopping, we will return to Spello to freshen-up and then walk five minutes to a family-owned osteria which features a gorgeous view of Assisi and a menu of fresh, seasonal, delicious Italian specialties.

Included: All meals, coffee, tea, sparkling water, and local Italian wine, if desired.

Tuesday Day 3
Made In Italy Shopping Tour
Private Artisan Fabric Factory Tour With Wine Tasting And Afternoon Spa Visit

After a breakfast buffet at your hotel, you’ll have a chance to tour an artisan, 70-year old family-owned textile factory in Umbria that specializes in producing fabrics based on ancient as well as modern Umbrian designs.

 

The factory uses a fascinating early fabricated leather computer-like card reader that enables artisan workers to design and create scarves, table linens, and napkins while using old manual methods of cloth production.

 

You will have an opportunity to see all that they produce and to do some tax free shopping in Italy and shop for specialty items.

 

Next, we will have lunch at one of the oldest family-owned wineries in the region. You will enjoy the many cheeses, meats, vegetables, honey, and wine produced on their farm. 

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After a leisurely slow-paced lunch, we will drive to Assisi. There, you can shop at the wide variety of artisan shops in this ancient, UNESCO World Heritage town.

 

And you can take a break at a local spa built on top of ancient Roman baths. At the spa, you’ll have time to indulge, relax, recuperate and spend some magical time while enjoying an aperitif before we depart.

 

We will then return to Spello in early evening. If you are still hungry, you can go out for dinner at our expense at one of over 40 local restaurants.

 

Or for a lighter choice, you can order appetizers and wine (at our expense) and enjoy a relaxing view from your room’s terrace. 

Included: All meals, coffee, tea, sparkling water, spa visit, and local Italian wine, if desired.

Wednesday Day 4
Made In Italy Shopping Tour
Escorted Shopping Tour Of Designer Outlet Stores, Leisurely Lunch On The Sea & Wine Tasting 

After breakfast we will drive east toward the Adriatic Sea. We will visit the Marche  Region that is little-known to foreigners. This region is the largest producer of shoes in all of Italy and is the home of over 2,200 shoe companies.

 

We will visit several Italian shopping outlets for a day of outlet shopping in Italy. You will go to some outlet stores located in an area that incudes some of the best unknown places to visit in Italy. Here you will find some of the best shopping bargains in Italy for high quality goods.

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We will take a break from shopping to have lunch right on the sea with a lovely seaview at a restaurant whose menu changes daily depending upon what fresh seafood is available. Later, we will return to Spello where you will have some quiet time at your hotel.

 

We will then walk to a wine tasting conducted by a good friend who is an Italian sommelier and owns an enoteca or “wine bar” in Spello. This unforgettable wine bar features a stunning interior highlighted with a Roman vaulted ceiling.

If you are still hungry after the day, you can have dinner (at our expense) at one of several restaurants that we can recommend in town.

Included: All meals, coffee, tea, sparkling water, wine tasting, and local Italian wine, if desired.

Thursday Day 5
Made In Italy Shopping Tour
Shopping In Foligno & Perugia

After a breakfast buffet at your hotel, we will visit two nearby towns that are unknown to most foreigners travelers. Both of these towns are on our private best city for shopping in Italy list.

 

Both towns have a large number of small shops that sell cashmere, clothing, leather goods including shoes and purses, fine lace, artisan pasta, specialty foods, bakery goods, chocolates, fine art, ceramics, and more. An Italian shopping expert will escort you and even help you purchase goods and bargain for the best price if you wish.

 

When the shops close for lunch, we will drive to a lovingly restored Italian agriturismo for lunch. We will have a relaxing lunch featuring food and wine from their farm. After lunch we will resume shopping and finish our day in the early evening. After a long day of shopping, we will return to Spello to have drinks and heavy appetizers in a genuine 17th century Italian palazzo.

 

Included: All meals, coffee, tea, sparkling water, evening drinks with heavy appetizers, and Italian wine, if desired.

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Friday – Day 6
Made In Italy Shopping Tour
Small Group Guided Tour Of Artisan Ceramic Factory And Shopping In Deruta 

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After breakfast, we will drive to a town which has had a worldwide reputation for centuries and is one of the most famous places to visit in Italy. Nearby Deruta has been celebrated for its hand-painted ceramics since the early Middle Ages. The town itself is dramatically stunning.

 

With over 200 boutique ceramic artisan workshops to visit, you’ll find some of the most beautiful hand-painted ceramics in Italy. These include a wide variety of irresistible traditional and modern ceramic tableware, plates, bowls, dishes, cups, tables, lamps and artistic ceramics. Many items can also be made to order and individually monogrammed. You are likely to find many cool souvenirs from Italy and a number of cool things to buy in Italy.

Our first stop will be a small artisan factory where we will explore how ceramics are made and painted. You’ll learn the differences between authentic Italian hand-made ceramics and lower quality foreign “knock offs”. We will then visit the spectacular local ceramic museum, which is located in a converted cloister of the Church of San Francesco. The museum features local ceramics dating back to the 14th century.

You will have plenty of time to visit and shop at the numerous shops while having lunch on your own at our expense. We’ll return to Spello in mid-afternoon for private time and packing. For your farewell celebration, one of our favorite Italian chefs will prepare a private dinner at a privately owned 17th century storybook palazzo.

Included: All meals, coffee, tea, sparkling water, and local Italian wine, if desired.

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Saturday Day 7
Made In Italy Shopping Tour
Your Tour Group Departs For Rome Airport

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On this last day of taking one of our 7 day Italy tours, you will be picked up at your hotel for the trip back to Rome Fiumicino airport for your flight back home. When you arrive at the airport we will give you directions so you can get your tax refund in Italy from shopping.

 

Private driver to Rome Airport and light breakfast are included.

Please Note: This schedule may change subject to weather and availability.

What’s Included
Made In Italy Shopping Tour
For Italian Shopping Lovers

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  • I7 Day Italy Tours: 7 days / 6 nights

  • Private transportation to and from Rome airport

  • 6 nights lodging in an Italian 4-star hotel

  • Ground transportation for each day of the tour as needed

  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners with coffee, tea, sparkling water, and local Italian wine, if desired

  • Private dinner prepared by our favorite Italian chef

  • Cocktail party featuring heavy appetizers at a privately owned storybook palazzo

  • All cellar and vineyard tours with wine tastings taking place at wineries in Italian wine country, cozy wine bars, or in palaces 

  • Professional Italian tour guides available during portions of the tour

  • Spa visit with an afternoon aperitif 

  • Numerous opportunities to shop

  • Optional time for walking, hiking, trekking, cycling, biking, e bike, or e-biking

  • Additional private time to do things together or on your own

What's Not Included
Made In Italy Shopping Tour
For Italian Shopping Lovers

  • Flights to and from Italy

  • Travel Insurance

  • Passport Fees

Accommodations

  • During each Made In Italy Shopping Tour we book our guests at small, boutique hotels that are often family-owned. Many are located in historic properties, some of which are centuries old. You will stay at an Italian 4-star hotel that is charming and authentic, featuring modern amenities including: wi-fi, air conditioning and a private in-suite bathroom. Many guests have remarked that our hotels are more quaint and memorable than chain hotels in North America.