A commercial and artisan hub for centuries, Padua still offers an enormous range when it comes to shopping. Visitors can browse through the historic shops and markets, passing through designer fashion stores and major shopping centres on the way.
In the streets of central Padua, craft stores compete for space with fashion boutiques: as you stroll through the city, you can spend hours shopping, spoilt for choice by the selection of luxury fabrics, antiques, the latest fashion trends and local specialities.
The city’s designer boutiques are mainly found between Via San Fermo and Galleria Borromeo, while the squares and Prato della Valle are a splendid setting for the weekly market and the seasonal markets.
There are several shopping centres not far from the city centre offering a wide range of all types of products.
SHOPS IN THE OLD TOWN