Lake Maggiore Shopping
Lake Maggiore Shopping
There is plenty of Lake Maggiore shopping to be had on this gorgeous lake in Northern Italy. Lake Maggiore is found on the south side of the Alps, and is the longest and the second-largest lake in Italy. The climate is quite mild year-round, and the water temperature ranges from 15 to 22 degrees Celsius.
Weekly Open Air Markets
There are many weekly markets found throughout the week. Most of the stalls at these markets contain souvenirs and imported clothing, but you can find also some gems produced from local artists and craftsmen. This is also the place to find artisan food from the area and products from the local farms.
On Tuesday there is a market in Ascona at the Piazza G. Motta. A great market for food products is on Saturdays in Belinzona at the Centro Storico. Locarno has a market every Thursday at the Piazza Grande, and the largest market on the lake is at Luino on Wednesdays. Verbania has a market near the ferry dock on Saturdays.
Alessi Tableware and Kitchenware
The factory for one of the most famous and popular tableware and kitchenware manufacturers, Alessi, is near Lago Maggiore in the town of Omegna. You can visit the factory outlet to get items at discounted prices. The items come in all shapes and sizes, and you can find funny items, elegant items, and more. The store is open all days except Sunday, from 10am to 5pm.
Stores in Towns Along the Lake
The town of Stresa in the Lake has several boutique stores as well as chain brand stores. Benetton Lingerie and Benetton have stores in town. You can find a bookstore at the Piazza Cadorna. Any of the deli shops in town stock a great selection of cheese, cold meats and other local products.
There are two large shopping centers found in Gravellona Toce. They are directly opposite from each other, and you can find many discount stores such as Melablu and Oviesse. Bata shoes is also here, and other stores sell jewelry, electronics, home wares, sportswear and kitchenware. There are more shops in Gravellona Toce and several supermarkets.
In Arona there are several larger shops and discount outlets. One such discount outlet, Sergio Tacchini, sells sportswear and leisure wear. Just follow the main roads and you will drive by the shopping districts.
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