Hit the shops, Italian style: Winter shopping holidays in northern Italy

With Milan being one of the four fashion capitals of the world, it's easy to see why northern Italy has become an epicenter of progressive fashion style. But there are also many other cities in northern Italy that have a variety of high-end stores that sell trendsetting fashionable items. To top it all off, many of the stores in these cities are known to drop their prices during the winter months, which means that a winter shopping holiday in northern Italy could not only be good for your closet, but your bank account as well.

Top Italian cities to visit for a winter shopping holiday

If you're hoping to explore other fashionable cities in northern Italy, Turin boasts approximately 50 different street markets as well as numerous fashionable shops. Lugano is another popular choice for fashion trendsetters, as its streets are lined with outlet stores that offer luxurious items at reasonable prices. The charming town of Porlezza is also full of designer shops, markets and shopping arcades, and if you happen to be in the region on a Wednesday, then be sure to visit the Luino market, as it is said to be one of the largest in Europe.

Pamper yourself after a strenuous day of retail therapy

Sure, shopping can be fun, but spending hours upon hours exploring the shops in Italy can be tiring too! So why not treat yourself to some relaxing spa treatments during your winter shopping holiday? The Hotel Parco San Marco  in Como is an excellent choice for those hoping to get pampered during their winter shopping holiday, and they offer 111 suites and apartments, a 3000 m² private beach and an indoor pool, so you can easily warm up after spending all day exploring the nearby street markets.