Secrets of shopping

One of the principle goals that accompany all travellers is to have the opportunity and the time to purchase new items of good quality but at the best Available prices.

When on vacation there is more opportunity to be exposed to new ideas and products in a relaxed environment space. Time is abundant for other activities that are a luxury in daily life where budget conscientiousness or careers prevent us from acquiring new products and presents for friends and family.

SOS caters to the visitors travelling to Italy wishing to purchase Italian merchandise of the highest quality at factory prices, wholesale prices or at special discounts.

What about the program consists of:

SOS will organise visits to the factories of quality and brand names in the area of Florence and its surrounding in Tuscany.

Visitors can shop under very advantageous circumstances because prices found in these factories are an average of 50% less than those found in Italian retail stores and obviously much less than what the client can purchase in their local country.

The shopping itinerary will be designed according to the product lines chosen and the duration is dependent on the number of factories and the amount of time spent shopping.


Half day (4 hours) 175.00
Full day (8 hours) 280.00
Additional hours may be added at a rate 40.00 per hour.
Price is based on a per car basis with a maximum capacity of 3 persons.

The price includes:

  • Identification and selection of the suppliers.
  • Pick up and drop off at corresponding Hotel in Florence.
  • A knowledgeable English-speaking escort will assist during each visit, as well as advise on purchases.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned Alfa Romeo (model 156).
  • Speciality cars Available with a supplement charge.
  • Road tolls.

Some of the available product lines

  • Quality and brand name clothing for men and women.
  • Quality linen products.
  • Leather garments, leather goods, handbags, small leather goods, leather office briefcases, accessories and leather suitcases, etc
  • Leather jackets and coats, bags and footwear for men and women.
  • Fur coats.
  • Cashemere sweaters for men and women
  • Italian Furniture (kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms)
  • Crystal, wine sets and ornaments.
  • Alabaster.
  • Marble
  • Typical Florentine ceramics.
  • Terracotta statues and vases for home and garden decoration.
  • Porcelain tableware and accessories.
  • Jewellery
  • Lamps and illumination appliances.
  • Antique furniture and accessories.
  • Olive oil.
  • Textiles.

All factories and shops offer shipping services.
The best form of payment is with cash or travellers checks, although most factories nowadays accept credit cards.

To choose which programs suits yours needs, have a look at our Full Day and Half Day Excursion options.

[Full Day SOS Excursion]  [Half Day SOS Excursion]


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