What To Buy Near Lake Como, Italy

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No trip is fulfilled in Italy without a visit to Lake Como. This little piece of paradise in Italy boasts everything beautiful, from blooming flowers to grand terraces to narrow stone lanes and everything that can make your eyes twinkle with awe. Not only the natural beauty and romantic scene of Lake Como will make your eyes twinkle - everywhere you look at, there are plenty of incredible shops in and near Lake Como, which are filled with interesting and cute things waiting to be explored, from dresses to pouchettes to bags, not to mention comfort food like gelato and pastries, and everything fabulous in the world - all of these can be bought at a reasonable price. With so many interesting things, it’s really hard to choose what to buy. Fear not, we have the list of what to buy near Lake Como, Italy. Check out this article now.

1. Masciardi silk goods

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Collection "Homage to Martinuzzi - Murano Glass" #foulard #scarf 100% #seta #silk and #borsagiovio #gioviobag...

Posted by Pierangelo Masciadri on Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Italy is renowned for its finest silk production, you can also find the best silk goods, from bags to dresses to headdress to ties and everything fabulous at Masciardi. This is a good buy for a souvenir which is very affordable but some are costly depending on the design and quality. If you want to look more fabulous in Italy, then, grab a silk dress and make the place your own runway.

2. Local Bellagio cheese

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Qualità e genuinità a #KM0. Otto diverse categorie di prodotti provenienti da aziende agricole situate sul #LagodiComo,...

Posted by Latteria Di Bellagio on Saturday, May 15, 2021

Welcome to Bellagio - home to a variety of great food, and cheese is no exception. Yes, from Bormino to Casera to Bitto - almost all types of cheeses can be found here. If you’re a cheesy person and you’ve got some cheesy friends, then this is a must-buy to make them feel happy. These cheeses can be served with fresh and delicious homemade bread plus a glass of wine or champagne - the best way to enjoy your Italy escapade.

3. Pasticceria pastry and coffee

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Posted by Pasticceria Passerini dal 1919 on Saturday, August 29, 2020

Don’t go home without trying Pasticceria pastry and coffee. Don’t be deceived, though, the pastries may look simple, they guaranteed the best taste you could ask for, from traditional cream bun to a huge variety of cakes and everything that tastes good. Of course, the best pair for pastry is a hot cup of black coffee with an aroma to die for.

4. Lake Como and Bellagio candy tins

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Cute, colorful, and fashionable - that’s what candy tins are. You can also find some vintage handmade candy tins in Lake Como and Bellagio. These are the perfect gift for young girls and teenagers who love cute stuff, or if you have a friend who is fond of collecting this kind of item, voila, this can make your friend happy.

5. Pouchettes

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Pouchettes, of course, are your best friend in fashion. They come in different colors and styles which are convenient in every way. Lucky for you, in Italy, pouchettes can be seen anywhere. They are cute, handy, affordable, and fashionable which are best as a gift to your girlfriends or cute little nieces. It’s now time to paint the town red, look cool, and bring your handy pouchette everywhere you go.

6. Handpainted bookmarks

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A wonderful and unique souvenir from Italy, these hand-painted bookmarks are the perfect souvenir or gift for book lovers. Be inspired and be amazed by true Italian art which can be seen in hand-painted bookmarks. There are tons of beautiful designs and inspirations. For just an affordable price, you can bring a little piece of Italy to your home. Grab yours now!

7. Italian leather goods

Zaino trapuntato cuore. Calf napa leather.
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From bags to shoes to the jacket to the wallet and everything fabulous, Italy will never let you down! Authentic and guaranteed high-quality leather items are waiting for you. Italy is known for leather products so don’t forget to buy one for yourself and your families and friends. Good news, there are plenty of stores that sell original leather goods in and near Lake Como. Plan ahead and let your cash flows buying authentic Italian leather goods.

8. Dragonfly bag

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Indeed, there are tons of stores in and near Lake Como that sell interesting things like Arte e Moda. From stunning designs imprinted on leather goods and silk to caftans to scarves to the dragonfly bag and everything worth spending for, Lake Como has it all. The dragonfly bag is becoming more trendy these days, if you want to be in and to look more gorgeous, you should buy one.

9. Gelato (ice cream)

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What sounds better than gelato after an exhausting walk and shopping on a scorching hot day? Fortunately, plenty of stores which serve the best gelato can be found in and near Lake Como. Do you think three scoops of gelato on a waffle cone can complete your day? Or, do you crave for Topfen flavor (cream cheese with a tangy and sweet taste)? Of course, classic flavors never run out of style like pistachio gelato and cookie flavor - the best combo of chocolate and vanilla. Whatever taste you are after, be sure to experience the rich flavor of Italian gelato!

10. Dried porcini mushrooms

Pile of Porcini
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If you’re fond of eating pasta, then it’s your chance to grab as many dried porcini mushrooms while you’re in Italy back home. Porcini has an earthy, rich, and woodsy flavor which makes this a perfect partner to any number of dishes, from soup to pasta to risotto. It’s cheap, flavorful, and can easily be found anywhere in Lake Como making this a nice souvenir to bring back home.

Find what your heart desires in Lake Como

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If you’re planning a trip to Lake Como, you’ll always find unique shops in or near that place. No trip is complete without souvenirs, right? Take the opportunity and discover Italian high-end items that will make you look more fabulous, from bags to dress to shoes to an umbrella and everything nice. Of course, the culinary scene is never to be missed, too. Don’t worry, you are not far away from the food mecca.

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