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    Default Flower/Hardware Store in Tuscany


    I will be staying in Castellina in Chianti in August. I was wondering if there was a flower shop or a hardware store in the area. I was able to find OBI but was wondering if there was something closer to Chianti.

    Thank you

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    DonnaDenise is offline Senior Member - Expert about Tuscany
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    Arezzo, Tuscany

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    For flowers you can always try the open air markets in the area where you will find stands with flowers - and hardware:


    And there are several small stores within Castellina in Chianti and look for :

    fioraio - flowershop

    negozio di ferramenta - hardware shop

    Buon Viaggio,

    Donna Denise

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    Lourdes is offline Administrator - DiscoverTuscany Team
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    Florence, Italy


    Keep in mind most towns will have a florist and a hardware store but they will be small, family-owned enterprises.... so it really depends if this will be enough for your needs or will need something like OBI, which is a large store that contains most of what you can imagine regarding hardware as well as home items.

    I found La Magona on Google Maps - https://goo.gl/maps/5P8PoVXEkNs - classified as a hardware store (ferramenta) but not sure whether it is still open. The website that is linked on the profile is definitely not them.

    Also found a florist - https://goo.gl/maps/ueU8otiAmm12

    But keep in mind shops close and change, Google Maps could be outdated.... and then August is August. While Chianti is in high season and full of visitors, many shops remain open but most small shops will still close around the 15th of August to honor Virgin Mary so make sure to plan accordingly. I would suggest you scout around town on your first days before or after dinner, with a gelato in hand and enjoy a passeggiata and check out whether you find these shops, or just go ahead and ask at a local bar since they will know where to send you! ;-)

    Finally, as Donna has suggested, most small towns have a day of the week with a market that takes over and there are many stands and together they offer a bit of everything - make sure to visit the one in Castellina to see what they have.
    In the beginning stages of planning to come to Tuscany? Make sure to read Where to Stay in Tuscany WITH a car and Where to Stay in Tuscany WITHOUT a car for ideas on where to stay in Tuscany. Also read When to Visit Tuscany to decide when is the best times for your visit.

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