Lapping up the beaming rays as you pound the pavements and stack your arms with shopping bags- sounds perfect, right? Well Mediterranean Cruises are your ticket to all of this and more. But where are the best spots to satisfy your inner shopaholic on a tour of the southern European coast? Well here are a few…
Buy in Barcelona
Make sure you don’t miss a visit to the shops while you stop in Barcelona, because you would definitely regret it. Shop to the sound of street musicians and local entertainers at Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol, filled with designer boutiques and handicraft shops this is the ideal place to purchase some trinkets to remember your Mediterranean adventure. For a true taste of international shopping, the Avinguda Diagonal has all the big designer names, or if you like to take breaks from shop to shop try Diagonal Mar, which has cinemas and play spaces, as well as a walkway to the sea- so your fellow travellers will be kept busy too!
Rome the Shops
Rome is well known for being super trendy, so what better place to set your sights on for making a purchase (or several). Treat yourself in the designer shops of Via Condotti and the Spanish Steps- whether it’s a Prada handbag or a Gucci watch, your spending money might not last too long. Don’t worry if you’re not looking to spend all your money in one swipe of a card, there are plenty of other options too- try Via del Corso: at the heart of Rome’s historic center this is possibly the most beautiful place you’ll ever shop, and it’s got all your favourites from H&M to Zara. Ciao ciao money!
Purchase in Palma
Beautiful Palma is the perfect destination for splashing the cash. As the capital of Mallorca it’s packed full of the biggest names and little treasures you’ll never come across again. It’s relatively small size means that it is easy to get from the shops you love and know in Avinguda Jaume III to the upmarket boutiques in Passeig des Born. Port d’Andratx is also worth a stop where you’ll be able to treat your friends and family with some of the best gifts from the area’s gift boutiques. So whether you’re after the latest trends or a one of a kind, Palma is guaranteed to have it.
Must-Haves in Messina
If you’re looking for some more traditional Mediterranean treasures to remember your trip with, a trip to Moai Tiki bazaar in Messina certainly won’t disappoint. From hand painted ceramics and stunning jewelry, to crystal clear honey and local wines, this place is packed full of Italian gems that you won’t be able to resist! Piazza Cairoli should also be high on your shopping destination list, where you’ll find clothes and shoe shops galore. Paradise!
You might want to get saving some pocket money before you hop aboard on your Mediterranean cruise, because these shopping spots will be too hard to resist!