A stroll through the boutiques and craft shops in the centre is an opportunity to discover that Verona is a city that has nothing to envy to the great fashion capitals of Italy.
Via Mazzini, between Piazza Bra and Piazza delle Erbe
The main shopping streets are located in the historic centre and are all close and interconnected: Via Mazzini, Via Pellicciai, Via Cappello, Via Stella, Via Roma, Corso Porta Borsari, Corso Sant’Anastasia and Piazza delle Erbe. Among these streets you can find boutiques selling clothing, eyewear, shoes, jewellery, perfume, furniture and antiques, as well as bookshops, grocery shops and cafés.
Via Mazzini is the most elegant and fashionable street connecting Piazza Bra to Piazza delle Erbe. It can be defined as the shopping street par excellence in Verona, due to the presence of big names in high fashion, including Armani, Gucci, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Montblanc, Bulgari, Fratelli Rossetti and many others. There are also some famous international store chains with well-known names in fast-fashion.
Piazza delle Erbe, where to shop the Veronese way
If you fancy a more “traditional” shopping experience and want to immerse yourself in the habits of the Veronese, drop by the market in Piazza delle Erbe, which has become an institution. In this beautiful square, you will find stalls selling everything from fruit to sweets to souvenirs. The market runs from Monday to Saturday (7.30am-8.30pm) and exceptionally on some Sundays.
San Zeno district, for antique lovers
Every first Sunday of the month “Verona Antiquaria” is held in this district, just a few steps from the city centre. It is a true paradise for collectors and vintage lovers. Among the stalls in Piazza San Zeno, Piazza Corrubbio, Piazza Pozza, Via San Procolo, Via Lenotti and Via Porta San Zeno, there is no lack of opportunities to buy an object of the heart, a souvenir or a unique collector’s item.
Veronetta district, the young side of the city
On the left bank of the river Adige, there is an area called Veronetta. It can be reached by leaving the Church of San Fermo and crossing the Ponte San Fermo. From here starts Via XX Settembre, a long street that leads to the university area, with multicultural shops and students walking around. A buzzing neighbourhood full of alternative venues, art galleries and craft shops: this is Veronetta, home to one of the city’s university centres, the Santa Marta campus. Less touristy than the centre, but with a young, alternative atmosphere.
Going in Veronetta will give you the opportunity to enjoy the local lively atmosphere.