A trip to the shops of a country is always a good way of exploring local tastes, colours and traditions. Many villages along the Veronese shore of Lake Garda are characterised by narrow alleyways with little shops that sell local food products (sweets, wine, oil, salamis) or artisan works. To wander around these shops is a real treat! To savour more of local life, we suggest to stop off at one of the many farms in the region or visit a market, the most fascinating are perhaps those with antiques. Verona on the other hand, is the perfect destination for the very elegant shops and the great international chains. And if it rains outside? There are many large malls to choose from that are within easy reach: the Grand’Affi Shopping Centre (www.grandaffi.it), the Grandemela Shoppingland (www.lagrandemela.it), the Leone di Lonato (www.illeonedilonato.com) and the Corti Venete (www.lecortivenete.com). For those who love to look for bargains of designer goods, outlets are the perfect destination: the Franciacorta Outlet Village (www.franciacortaoutlet.it) and the Fashion District of Mantova (www.fashiondistrict.it/it/mantova).