Being in Italy I couldn't resist shopping a little on the side. Being the home country to designers like Dolce&Gabbana, Valentino, Parada, Gucci, and more how can you not go into their shops and maybe splurge a little.
I can safely admit that I am a shoppoholic and saying no to a super cute pair of shoes is a tad bit impossible, but I fell in love with shopping in Florence in a whole new way.
Their outdoor markets are incredible! We were just 2 blocks away from a silk, leather, and scarf market! You could wake up and hear the hustling and bustling of all the vendors setting up their booths just as the sun was rising. During the day you could hear all the excitement and yelling on the streets, and lets not forget the haggling!