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Visit the Altr'Arno Neighborhood for Local Shopping Spots

Florence is home to many local shops and spots that you will want to visit when you are looking for handcrafted products. From ceramics to paintings to clothing, there's a little something here for everyone. All you need to do is take the time to wander the streets and find them.

You might want to visit And Company, a shop where you can find some amazing local products with a style all its own. Whether you are looking for a small gift or a way to treat yourself, this can be one of the best ways for you to find what exactly you're searching for. Most of the items here have been handcrafted by local artisans--this shop is into supporting the neighborhood and all it has to offer guests to Florence.

If food is more your style, then you will want to visit Dalle Nostre Mani, where you can find some delicious pastas and food items to keep reminding you of your Florence trip long after you've returned home. When you want some tea to keep you warm during the colder weather, Oronero offers some delicious choices that you can sample and sip on before you purchase. You'll find some unique brews worth savoring.



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Meet Alexa Schnee

Currently residing in Florence, Alex is a travel writer and author. She is addicted to coffee, reading, and seeing new places. She has been to near fifteen different countries in Europe, all...  More About Alexa