Must see shopping in Lake Como

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    Lopez Vintage

    On one of Como's most atmospheric streets, Lopez Vintage lures you in with its whimsical window displays. Inside, the tiny jewel box of a shop has elegant…

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    Mercato Coperto

    Como’s largest and best food market is this Fascist-era covered market crammed with fruit, veg, meat, bread and cheese purveyors. One hall is entirely…

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    A Picci

    First opened in 1919, this is the last remaining silk shop in town dedicated to selling Como-designed-and-made silk ties, scarves, throws and sarongs…

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    Alimentaria Gastronomia

    A deli-cum–grocery shop piled high with Larian goodies, among them dried porcini mushrooms, DOP Laghi Lombardi-Lario olive oil, missoltini (dried fish)…

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    18 del Pero

    This smart little shop is run by designer Simona Trombetta, responsible for much of the well-priced contemporary jewellery made with brass, bronze, silver…

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    Il Tornio

    This delightful ceramics shop is a fine place to browse for gift ideas. You'll find artfully wrought vases, bowls, vases, mugs, ornaments, picture frames…

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    Enoteca da Gigi

    Wines, vintage whiskies and grappas, along with olive oils and balsamic vinegars, line the walls of this sociable wine shop and bar. Drop by in the…

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    Mercato dell'Artigianato e Antiquariato

    A monthly antique market fills the piazza in front of the Basilica di San Fedele on the first Saturday of each month; on subsequent Saturdays, the market…

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    Lili Barone and Gabriel Kantor turn out exquisite etchings, engravings and other design products from their studio high in Bellagio's old town. Opening…

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    Carmen Como Silk

    Como's renowned silk manufacturing industry sends ties, scarves and other accessories up the road to this small Bellagio shop.

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    Magda Guaitamacchi

    Magda Guaitamacchi turns out gorgeous ceramic and porcelain pieces that have gone on show around the world.