Pisa is a city with great shopping, as gorgeous boutiques are hidden behind every corner just waiting to be discovered by you. Both in the town itself and in the countryside around it, you’ll feel on trend and discover tradition and art. Obviously, once in town, you’ll buy the tower’s classic souvenir, but if you are looking for unique typical Tuscan souvenirs, take a look at the list below.
The most popular item of the town is the replica of the leaning tower itself. In every shop, boutique or street stand, you’ll see a copy of the famous torre and if you won’t buy it for your home, you might pick one up for a familiar or friend. This iconic statue is a must for everyone who has visited Pisa. In the area around the tower, there are multiple sellers, so make sure to get the best price possible.
This shop located in Borgo Stretto, one of the main streets of Pisa, opened in the 70s but has recently been renewed. Valenti is well-known for its cool design and for the quality of dresses and accessories sell inside. Here you have a huge choice of Italian brands, such as Dolce & Gabbana, Ermanno Scervino or Fendi, just to name few.
For those who want to buy antiques furnishings, paintings and so on, the Antiques Market of Piazza dei Cavalieri is the place to be. The market is famous in the entire region and takes places every second weekend of the month, except for July and August when given the high temperatures, shopping does not make for such a perfect activity.
Near the famous Piazza dei Cavalieri you can find Max il Cuoiaio. The shop itself is nothing special but inside you’ll find great items. The store is specialized in leather goods: bags, wallets, belts and purses are all handmade. If you want to buy a present to avoid the tourists traps come here, it’s one of the best in Pisa.
This elegant clothing and accessories boutique offers a range of brands of cool designers, such as Stuart Weitzman, Repetto, Pedro Garcia and Porselli as well as many others. The shop is mostly frequented by locals who are looking for sophisticated clothes and accessories, but it sells also exclusive perfumes.
This is maybe the most famous fashion shop of Pisa, with four outlets where you can buy typical Italian fashion clothes and accessories. Each shop is unusual with design details and decorations, and includes new fashion designers works as well as famous ones both for women and men.
Just few minutes by car from Pisa, there is Bientina, a small village known for its traditional horse race, or palio and its carnival. The Bottega della Pelle e del Cuoio by Giuseppe Pacini is a tiny shop that specialises in traditional Tuscan leather goods. What really seduces here is not just the beautiful products but also the creativity of the owner who explains to visitors the way he works.
If you are a chocolate fan, there is a place perfect for you in the centre of Pisa called Chocostore. This shop is like a paradise for those who are looking for sweeties and pastries made with chocolate. It is located in Corso Italia, not far from the Central Station, so you can easily find it.
Tuscany is famous worldwide for its artisans who work leather with passion and love following the traditional methods. In Pisa you’ll find a family run shop called Made in Tuscany, perfect if you want to come home with excellent made in Italy creations.
On those last sunny days there is nothing better than to go to Marina di Pisa, a small sea village in the Province of Pisa. It has a nice market that makes for a good shopping opportunity, especially for vintage lovers. In the stands you’ll find second hand clothing, sundry trifles, old paintings and stuff for the house. You can buy these things while admiring the Tyrrenian Sea just next to the market.
When you have no time to do shopping but you want to buy something special to bring home with you, Colline Toscane is an inviting food and wine shop located inside the Airport of Pisa, where you can purchase excellent Italian products and delicacies to remember your beautiful vacation in this spectacular country.