Like every city that is visited by tourists, Siena is
well served by shops. In the historic center, it is
possible to walk the streets with shops attached to each
other, making life easier for those who want to enjoy
the walk to do some shopping. Clothes, accessories,
bags, shoes, beauty products... The list is long!
Store hours are flexible and vary according to the
number of people on the street. In summer, for example,
the journey is extended, as many tourists fill the
streets until later. In general, shops operate from 9am
to 7pm. In the summer, some stores are open until 8 pm.
Some enter the siesta scheme, closing the doors between
12pm and 3pm. Ah, when buying some types of products
(such as electronics), it is possible to ask for
reimbursement of built-in fees. If you are interested in retro style items, just visit
InternetAges where you can find vintage purses.
In Italy, you can request a refund of taxes embedded
in products purchased while traveling. Thus, it is
possible to receive up to 13% of the total spent. To get
a refund, you must first order the Tax Refund Check at
the store during the purchase (you can collect the tax
coupons and get the Tax Refund Check later as well). You
will receive two copies. Then, at the airport, you must
go to customs and show the Tax Refund Check, passport
and purchase invoices. Employees may ask to see products
purchased. After getting the stamp on the Tax Refund
Check, just receive the money. This happens in another
space, already after the x-ray of the shipment. The
money is usually given in euros, in kind.
Now that you know the opening hours of the stores and
how to get a refund of taxes charged on some products,
check out the best shopping streets below, get your
credit card and good shopping!
Mercato Santa Barbara
Unbelievably large, this market goes around La Lizza
square and goes to Fortezza Medicea (or Fortezza di
Santa Barbara). The variety is great: there are clothes,
flowers, rugs, jewelry, makeup, kitchen items,
underwear, bags, shoes, leather jackets, fruits and
vegetables. Prices are quite generous: you can find
clothes for 5 euros. But it is necessary to pan, because
not everything has a good quality.
Even if you are not interested in shopping, strolling
through the fair is a great program, as it is very
typical of the city. In addition, it is on the way to
Fortezza di Santa Barbara, another tourist attraction.
Attention: the market only works on Wednesdays, from
7 am to 2 pm.
La Lizza, Siena
Hours: Only on Wednesdays, from 7:00 am to 2:30 pm. In
special seasons, mainly in spring and summer, the fair
opens on some exceptional Sundays, from 7:30 am to 2:00
Via Banchi Di Sopra
This is one of the most important and busy roads in
Siena, both for trade and to reach the main historical
monuments. Located near Piazza del Campo, the road is
full of tourists throughout the day (and even a part of
In terms of shopping, this is the most complete
route, as it has stores of all types and for all tastes,
ages and pockets. Among the most famous stores are
Solaris (sunglasses), L'Occitane (beauty and perfumery
products), Intimissimi (lingerie), Unites Colors of
Benetton (men's, women's and children's fashion), Twin
Set, Elena Mirò, Golden Point, Trussardi and Luisa
Spagnoli. In general, trade is open according to the
movement of tourists. Therefore, it is not uncommon to
see stores open until later.
Via Banchi Di Sopra, Siena - CEP: 53100
Hours: The hours vary according to the store. In
general, they operate from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (autumn
and winter) and from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm (spring and
Via Banchi Di Sotto
Via Banchi Di Sotto is a kind of fork in Via di
Città: on one side, we have Banchi Di Sotto and, on the
other, Banchi Di Sopra. Banchi Di Sotto is also good for
shopping, with several stores scattered across the
street. It has a considerable length, so if you are
willing to go down and up the hills of Siena, you can
find a lot of cool things there.
The strong points of the street are clothing stores,
such as Replay and Pull Love. You can find excellent
quality leather bags at Cardinali. Among the accessory
stores, the highlight is the Londoner Acessorize,
present in several European and even Brazilian cities. A
cool store is Deportes Outlet, a kind of outlet with
young and very different clothes. It is worth checking!
Via Banchi Di Sotto, Siena
Hours: Hours vary according to the store. In general,
they are open from 9:00 to 19:00 (winter and autumn) and
from 9:00 to 20:00 (spring and summer).
Via di Citta
Via de Città, the most elegant in the city, is a mix
of medieval palaces, cafés, restaurants and shops.
Therefore, it is a delight to walk through it and enjoy
the variety of attractions. For those who like antiques
and crafts, this street is fantastic, as it presents
At the Antiche Dimore store (Via di Città, number
115), you will find excellent quality bathroom and
bathroom items. At Siena Ricama (number 61), a lady
makes amazing embroidery on the material you want. The
cool thing is that she talks for hours with customers
while working. At the Ceramiche Artistiche Santa
Caterina store (numbers 51, 74 and 76), you can find
beautiful ceramics, in addition to attending workshops.
For those who like antiques, the Antichità Monna Agnese
store (number 60) is the most famous in the city.
Via di Città, Siena
Hours: Hours vary depending on the store. In general,
they operate from 9:00 to 19:00 (winter and autumn) and
from 9:00 to 20:00 (spring and summer).