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The shopping in Siena and its neighboring towns consists mostly of open-air markets and small boutiques selling local, handmade crafts. Of the markets within city limits, the biggest one occurs on Wednesday mornings in the Fortezza Medici and La Lizza park. There is also a market for antiques in the Piazza del Mercato on the third Sunday of every month. Venturing outside of Siena to closeby towns like Asciano or Buonconvento can also be worthwile if you seek specific wares.
There is also a large selection of small boutiques in Siena, many of which are located on Via di Città. For linens and related houseware products, visit Antiche Dimore (Via di Città 115) or Siena Ricama (Via di Città 61). Rugs, curtains and upholstered furniture can be found at Tappezzeri Lippi, Via dei Termini 21-25. Fioretta Bacchi, at Via San Pietro 7, sells sweaters, jackets and other clothing items made from wool, cotton and other textiles. You may even see the local weavers working while you are browsing through the store.
Gourmet food can be found at Antico Pizzicheria (Via di Città 93-95), a deli that has been selling locally-made cheeses, meats and panini sandwiches for more than a hundred years. To round out your meal with some wine, stop by the Enoteca Italiana inside the Fortezza Medici.Artwork is also available for sale in Siena. The Bottega dell’Arta on Via Stalloreggi specializes in handmade copies of 14th- and 15th-century artwork, while the Vetrate Artistiche Toscan on Via della Galluzza offers pieces of stained glass made by modern artisans.