With its historic buildings and its beautiful squares, Este offers visitors a sort of natural shopping centre, where a vast, high-quality commercial offering is accompanied by the warm welcome and friendliness of the shopkeepers and retailers.
The tradition of Este is told in traditional shops and in the products of high craftsmanship; the bookshops, fashionable boutiques with clothing and footwear, the temporary shops that can satisfy the desire of shopping and for beautiful things; the gastronomic delicacies available in shops dedicated to the typical products of the territory such the oil and honey of the Hills and the PDO Veneto Berico-Euganeo Prosciutto to savour with the freshly baked “schizzotto”.
And after the “hard work” of shopping, Este soothes and pampers the visitor with a good cup of coffee, an aperitif or a glass of good wine from the Euganean Hills accompanied by tasty “spunciotti”, in the numerous eateries that the whole city offers. Or maybe a delicious ice cream of the historic tradition of Este, to enjoy while strolling with family or friends under the arcades.
Este also gives you the chance do some bargain-hunting, thanks to its street markets and flea markets: on Saturday and Wednesday mornings, the itinerant market can be added to those of the city’s shops, offering a wide range of products. For those who love flea markets and used and vintage items, don’t miss the appointment on the third Sunday of the month under the arcades and in the streets of the town centre.
And to keep a memento of Este destined to last in time, something in hand-decorated ceramic will be a souvenir of quality to take back home to enrich the tables and environments of your home. The ceramics of Este have ancient origins and a prestige that is still today recognised.