MILAN and fashion… it is like a synonym, known all over the world. Corso Vittorio Emanuele II is a classic for a walk in the city, inside a large pedestrian area with shops and bars, monuments and museums.
In COMO there is a large pedestrian area for shopping. The most famous and frequented street is Via Vittorio Emanuele III, named after the former King of Italy. Here you find some of the most exclusive clothes and accessories shops in Italy where you can purchase garments bearing the famous "Made in Italy" labels. Of course there are also the silk boutiques. The quality silk of Como is famous and here it is offered at the most attractive prices. In the area between Via Bernardino Luini and Via Diaz there are shops which specialize in furnishing materials and interior design. For those who are interested in antiques, Como is well known for its antique paintings, carpets, glassware and chinaware, which can be purchased in the shops located in the streets mentioned above. A visit to bookstores is just as interesting. As a matter of fact, Como is a meeting place for well known writers and artists. While purchasing rare and valuable books, it is possible that you might meet one of them. For all those who have a "sweet tooth", there are many exciting pastry and chocolate shops, with colourful and sweet-smelling windows, "Bolla" and "Luisita" are famous for their ice-creams.
At MENDRISIO there is a large shopping centre with outlets of many major brands for clothing with favourable prices.