Top ChoiceHomewares in Genoa

Via Garibaldi 12

Even if you're not in the market for designer homewares, it's worth trotting up the noble stairs just to be reminded how splendid a city Genoa can be. There's an incredibly canny collection of contemporary...

Perfume in Vernazza

Gocce di Byron

Cinque Terre's lemon trees, vineyards and seashore are among the inspirations for the alluring fragrances created by the locally based perfume maker. At this sunny little shop, you can browse the five signature...

Arts & Crafts in Monterosso

Fabbrica d'Arte Monterosso

Several generations of one family create and sell the beautiful ceramics on display at this shop on Via Roma. Vases, bowls, jugs, platters and decorative tiles feature elegant designs – the narrow anchovy-shaped...

Design in Genoa

Temide

A showcase of Ligurian creativity, Temide sells works by local artists and artisans, including delicate ceramics, eye-catching jewellery, colourfully embroidered bags, hand-painted silk scarves, homewares made...

Concept Store in Genoa

Paccottiglia

This whimsical concept store has a trove of thoughtfully curated garments and one-of-a-kind accessories. You'll find soft cotton shirts and espadrilles by Danish firm Ichi, form-fitting briefs by Spain's The Nude...

Food & Drinks in Rapallo

Parla Come Mangi

A short stroll from the waterfront, this delightfully enticing deli is packed to the ceiling with delicacies from the Italian Riviera and beyond. You'll find cheeses, salumi, wines, olive oils, handmade pastas,...

Food in Genoa

La Medina Genova

Evoking all the exoticism of far-flung travels to North Africa and beyond, this tiny shop has shelves packed with jars of fragrant spices, nuts, colourful dried fruits, roasted coffee beans and smokey loose-leaf...

Sports & Outdoors in Manarola

Explora

A small shop that stocks handy essentials for outdoor adventures, including hiking and trail-running shoes, high-performance T-shirts, hats, sunglasses, swimwear and backpacks. It also stocks good trail maps and...

Shopping Centre in Genoa

Galleria Giuseppe Mazzini

A few steps from the Teatro Carlo Felice, the Galleria Mazzini is a resplendent glass-roofed arcade dating from the 1870s that's lined with elegant antique and clothing shops as well as a few cafes.

Homewares in Genoa

Butteghetta Magica

Stock your kitchen from a selection of brightly glazed traditional ceramics and beautiful contemporary kitchenware. This is also the place to buy a corzetti, a carved wooden stamp that is used to make a local...

Vintage in Genoa

Lipstick Vintage

A treasure trove of upmarket vintage fashion with pieces from classic Italian designers such as Ferragamo, Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci, with some fashion-forward pieces from internationals such as Chanel and...

Fashion & Accessories in Monterosso

Lanapo

This tiny boutique seems like it was plucked straight from Milan and plunked onto the cobblestones of Monterosso – perhaps not surprising given designer Federica Napoletano's Milanese roots. Her artfully...

Fashion & Accessories in Vernazza

Il Talismano

A fabulous place to browse, this atmospheric shop sells beautiful jewellery (horn bracelets, vintage silver earrings, amber necklaces), bags made from African textiles, and other unique wares sourced from the...

Sports & Outdoors in Manarola

Cinque Terre Trekking

If you're eager to get out and do some hiking but didn't bring the right gear, head uphill from the harbour to reach this outdoor outfitter. You can pick up hiking boots, trekking poles, backpacks, headlamps,...

Fashion & Accessories in Genoa

Betty Page Boudoir

Owned by one of Genoa's best fashion eyes, this colourful little shop is a two-decades historic centre veteran. Labels are diverse, from Italian hard-hitters such as Marni to some far more affordable small...

Food & Drinks in Vernazza

Enoteca Sciacchetrà

Pick up a fine bottle of Nebbiolo or Montepulciano at this welcoming small wine shop on the main drag. You'll also find Sciacchetrà (dessert wine local to Cinque Terre), truffle-infused olive oils, Genovese...

Art in Vernazza

Bottega d'Arte

Hidden behind a small weather-beaten facade, Bottega d'Arte sells the lush paintings of Antonio Greco, who spent his childhood in Vernazza. His works of seascapes and village scenes evoke the magic of Cinque...

Arts & Crafts in Corniglia

Fanny Rock Bazar

One of Corniglia's shop-owning pioneers, Fanny has been in business since 1997, selling brightly hued ceramics (pitchers, trays, cups, olive dishes) as well as some surprisingly collectible and fairly priced...

Food & Drinks in Monterosso

Enoteca Ciak

Near the entrance to the old part of town, Ciak is a good first stop for picking up gourmet food items: high-quality olive oils, pastas and limoncino (lemon liqueur), plus one of Monterosso's best selections of...

Arts & Crafts in Corniglia

Profumo di Mare

Right at the entrance to the village, this narrow shop is packed with appealing gift ideas – with better quality than your average souvenir shop. You'll find locally made ceramics, tea towels, handmade jewellery,...