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Borgo Stretto

Pisa, Italy
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Ranked #29 of 50 attractions in Pisa
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Description: Spend some time, and money, at Pisa's arcaded shopping street.
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New york/California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Great place to walk and shop. Most of the restaurants are Gelataria's and don't have a great menu, but the area is great.

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New Delhi, India
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105 reviews 105 reviews
46 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

We had 6 hours in Pisa and needed something to see after completing our tour of Miracle Square. At Borgo Stretto you can kill some time trying out gelatos, having a lunch and just shopping some designer and local brands. It had a most wonderful book store, stretching all the way out to their backyard. The street was full of... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Happy to buy a coffee each but wouldn't eat there as lots more expensive than other places around Piazza Cavalieri. Excellent kitchenware shop, kitchenalia eg Alessi at good prices.

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We passed through here after dark on our way back from a meal, and don't recommend it. The street is poorly lit and feels quite threatening with people hanging around in the shadows. We strayed into a nearby square thinking it sounded lively, but there were hundreds of dropouts hanging around, so we made a hasty exit. I'm sure the... More

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Gello
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

It is okay... I think the best shops can be found while walking the small city of Pisa. This street has shops with over priced stuff that can be easily found in some outlet in the USA.

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switzerland
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154 reviews 154 reviews
68 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

shops a little more expensive but there are some lovely cafés and ice cream places. nice walk down and loads of locals. don't miss the market off the sideroad to the left.

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Some lovely shops and cafes down this road. Walk along the colonaded pavements and take in some of the gorgeous architecture. A great place to sit and watch the world go by over an espresso.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

There are several shops here but mainly their prices are out of most normal peoples league with handbags at 1000 euros and jackets at multiple 100s some shops.Variety of goods are limited and there are more places to eat than shop in this area.If you want shops walk over the ponte di mezzo bridge onto the Corso Italia

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Manchester
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

Ancient colonnaded shopping street. Many upmarket shops but also interesting side streets with more "normal" (i.e. non-tourist) shops. There was a market down one of these streets on Thursday (and may be other days).

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

Great shops, lovely window displays, interesting cafes. Beautiful, historic area with lots of little side streets and a good local fruit and vegetable market, dozens of restaurants and bars.

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