Shopping in Sicily: Best Shopping Centers of Island

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Despite the fact that Sicily is an island, there is the same excellent shopping, as in the mainland cities of Italy. There are several shopping centers. Firstly, there are street markets, which can be found in almost any city in Sicily. Secondly, there are large shopping centers, which are located near Palermo and Catania. In addition, there are many individual boutiques, outlets, souvenir shops and weekend fairs.

Do you still not know what are the best places for shopping in Sicily? Then our list will help you.

Outlets

This is a city of fashion, located near the popular tourist routes.

Palermo
In the outlets of Sicily you can find fashionable products of famous designer brands. Sicilia Outlet Village is a huge trading village, located in the heart of the island. It has united 100 trade brands, among which are Calvin Klein, Baldinini, Armani, Pollini. In Sicilia Outlet Village, you can buy everything: casual clothes, evening dresses, exclusive costumes, gorgeous accessories, ceramics Caltagirone. At every step, there are gastronomic tents and coffee shops.

Another shopping center in the area of Catania is Centro Sicilia. It is located 15 minutes drive from the airport on the ring road. Products in the center belong to well-known and little-known brands, and, accordingly, to different price segments.

Not for nothing, Catania is called "Sicilian Milan". After all, the largest number of shops and shopping centers are scattered here.

Taormina
The main trade arteries of the city are Via Etnea and Corso Italia. On Via Etnea, tourists can stumble upon more democratic brands, for example, Sisley or United Colors of Benetton, while Corso Italia has boutiques of Valenino, Armani, Furla, Dolce & Gabbana and other fashion brands.

A lot of shopping places are found in Palermo. Beautiful street with many historical buildings Via Ruggero Settimo – a paradise for shoppers. Here you will find bookshops and jewelry boutiques, sportswear stores and household stalls. The five-story department store La Rinascente on Via Roma is impossible to get around a day. Just go up to the top floor to see the panorama of the entire Palermo.

The central street of the city, framed by ancient buildings –Via della Libertà. It is home to the most expensive boutiques and the first shopping center of Palermo department store Dell 'Oglio.

Porcelain
It was opened in the XIX century. In it you will meet the famous brands: Donna Caran, Marc Jacobs, DSquared, Dries Van Noten.

All boutiques and department stores, as a rule, are closed for a long lunch break from 13 to 17 hours. Most gifts, as well as fruits, vegetables, fish and sweets you can buy in the city's street markets.

Purchases for friends. What to buy?

- Crafts from the frozen lava of the Etna volcano: charms, statuettes, ashtrays, magnets;

- Local ceramics. Masters of Caltagirone create unusual panels, vases, plates. Caltagirone proposes the lowest prices;

- Dolls – puppets Pupi – authentic Sicilian souvenir;

- Corals. Italians are masters of coral processing. White corals grow near the shores of Catania and Messina, black - near Palermo, red – along the coast of Sciacca and Trapani. Each locality processes its "own" kind of coral;

- Olive oil of extra virgin. According to reviews of tourists in Sicily, the best oil can be bought in the village;

- Wine: The famous local wine (also dessert) is Moscato di Pantelleria, and the "King" of table wines of Sicily is Nero d'Avola.

In order to look at every shop of every town for something interesting, you obviously need some transport, and convenient, as a rule. So, choose car rental in Catania airport to explore the island’s best shopping centers.

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Catania
Catania
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Palermo
Taormina
Taormina
Porcelain
Porcelain
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Wine cellar
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