On rainy days you can take a trip to Arese, where one of the largest shopping centres in Europe has been opened in the former Alfa Romeo building: a large happy island for lovers of wild shopping!
Lake Como Tourism recommends a wide network of professionals specialized in different fields so that it can make every service offered to its clients effective and targeted. Especially those handicrafts that abound in the homeland of Renzo and Lucia; throughout the area, but especially in the Como area, textile work is particularly popular. For village stores, it will not be difficult to find ties, silk scarves and clothing. Woodworking is also a deep-rooted activity, as are, in some areas of Brianza, rush and wickerwork.
Finally, in Valsassina, in addition to the famous cheeses, metal objects ranging from scissors and knives to products made from copper are produced.