Northwestern Tuscany shopping

Top Choice Shoes in Lucca


For an exquisite pair of handmade leather shoes, look no further than this fashionable boutique of rapidly rising Florentine designer Ben. The young designer set up shop with his friend and business partner, Matteo,…
Food in Lucca


The perfect accompaniment to a mid-morning coffee and a gift to take home, buccellato is a traditional sweet bread loaf with sultanas and aniseed seeds, baked in Lucca since 1881. Taddeucci is the pasticceria (pastr…
Food in Prato

Antonio Mattei

Rev up your taste buds with a shopping spree at Antonio Mattei, Prato's famed biscottificio where the city's signature biscotti di Prato (twice-baked almond biscuits) have been made since 1858. To see the ovens in a…
Drinks in Lucca

Antica Farmacia Massagli

Few tourists realise quite what the historic pharmacy across the square from Chiesa di San Michele in Foro bottles. Follow the locals to the back room of Antica Farmacia Massagli and indulge in a shot of China elixi…
Food in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana

Alimentari Poli Roberto

Across from the old city gate, sacks of beans, chickpeas, walnuts and porcini sit outside this grocer's shop – the chestnut beer, beer made from locally grown farro, farro-encrusted pecorino and honey are prerequisi…
Food & Drinks in Lucca

La Bodega di Prospero

This old-fashioned food shop is easy to spot – look for the shop window stuffed with sacks of beans, lentils and other local pulses. Inside, bottles of Lucchesi wine and Garfagnese biscotti al farro (spelt biscuits)…
Food & Drinks in Lucca

De Cervesia

Swill down picnics with your choice of 150 different Italian craft beers at this beer shop on Lucca's main shopping street, with a tap room for serious tasting (open 5pm to 10pm Tuesday to Sunday) a few blocks away …
Food in Lucca


This delicious chocolate shop seduces taste buds with truffles, white-chocolate spread and other artisanal chocolate creations almost too beautiful to eat.
Fashion & Accessories in Pietrasanta


This multibrand fashion queen and trendsetter dresses men and women; find her boutiques almost opposite each other on chic shopping strip Via Garibaldi.
Fashion & Accessories in Pietrasanta

Paolo Milani

The studio of fashion designer Paolo Milani is a riot of bold vibrant prints and a wild mix of textures covering the whole sombre-to-sequin spectrum.