How it works:
- You will find fake designer products peddled at markets and touts at tourist attractions. These aren’t unique to Italy, but if you are caught with one, you can be hit with a €7,000 fine.
Places to beware:
- Anywhere (e.g. Florence: Piazza del Duomo; Naples: Piazza Garibaldi; Rome: Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona; Venice: Basilica di San Marco)
What to do:
- Buy from licensed, reputable dealers.
- Alternatively, GetYourGuide (best day tours platform in Europe) – has some outlet shopping tours.