Shopping in Verona is quite easy as the main shopping area corresponds to the main tourist area. There are great shops in Via Mazzini, Corso Portoni Borsari, Via Roma, Via Cappello, Piazza Erbe and in many other streets. You can easily find clothes, shoes, music, souvenirs, perfumes, etc everywhere around the central area. If you’ve got money to spend you’ll find famous brands like Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, etc walking around the main streets but you will also find more affordable shops. If you are looking for CDs, DVDs, books in Italian, English, French, Spanish, travel guides, computer games, mobile phones and cameras, you can go to the Fnac store in via Cappello, 34, not far from juliet's balcony. Another very nice CDs and DVDs shop is "Dischi Volanti" in via Fama 7/A.
If you prefer big shopping malls you will need to use a car or public busses in order to reach the big malls in this area. Driving up Corso Milano (northern part of Verona) you will reach the state road to Brescia. After another 8-10 Km you will see, on your left, the Grande Mela Shopping Land There are three floors of shops, restaurants and cinemas. On the same State Road, but on your right 1 km before the Grande Mela you’ll find the Auchan, a huge gocery store.
On the other side of the city, near the entrance of the Autostrada of Verona Est you will find another huge shopping mall called “Le Corti Venete”.
These shopping malls are generally closed on Sundays (with the exception of the holiday season) but are open on all the other days from 9.00 am to 8.00 pm (or even later sometimes).
They are generally very crowded on Saturdays and Friday afternoon. If you want to do your shopping in a more relaxed way you should go on normal week days.
In central Verona shops are open on Sunday too, but this is left to the owner's decision, so you won’t find all the shops open every Sunday. In central Verona they also generally close for a lunch break between 12.30 and 3.30 pm. But some places don’t close for lunch. Shops are generally closed on Monday morning. At the lake, only in summertime, shops are always open from 9.30 am to 8.00 pm and sometimes even longer.