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Mercatini dell’usato – The other side of shopping in Italy

Many travelers who plan a trip to Italy are looking forward to shopping for in such well-known locales as the Via Dei Condotti in Rome for the latest in Italian fashions or Murano in Venice for Hand-blown glassware.  But for those looking for unique bargains may want to seek out the mercatini dell’usato or second-hand markets.  These open street-markets can be found in most small towns and villages and can be rich with amazing bargains.

16th c Florentine Market

To read more about these unique shopping opportunities, click here to read more at LifeinItaly.com


A new perspective on site-seeing in Rome

Trevi-fountain-at-night-450x299Our friends over at GlobalGrasshopper.com have put together an interesting 2 day itinerary for getting around the Eternal City while seeing key spots.

Click Here to read post at Global Grasshopper

While we love their suggestions, Sceptre Tours can put you in much nicer hotels to use as a home-base.  And if you are interested in heading to Rome, here are two of our popular travel packages:

Rome & Tuscany 7 Night Experience

Or, if the preference is for a traditional guided tour, Sceptre’s Escorted Italy offers many great options