Shopping in Italy is surprisingly sparse considering the country is known for its luxury goods whether we’re talking about leather, perfume, fashion, or sports cars. But if nobody is interested in $500 hand-knit sweaters in Norway or $24,000 vases in China, then it’s possible that Lamborghinis wouldn’t be flying off the shelves either. There’s just two stores in Italy – the first of which is located inside the replica of the Doge’s Palace on the left side of the Pavilion.
Luckily, the merchandise that Disney offers here has seen a recent refresh.
And it’s quite darling.
The travel-themed luggage tags would look particularly good on that Brunello Cucinelli Wool-Cashmere Trolley Suitcase.
Some of the items are a little more subtle.
This top has just this small logo on the bottom right.
Minnie hides behind a mask in this one.
A similarly-themed shirt available in the same store isn’t actually Disney-branded at all.
A few more:
It’s a nice collection that we’ll see continue inside the store on the other side of the Pavilion.
There is quite a bit of perfume available, in addition to some handbags and such.
Acqua di Parma for the sophisticated blogger.
Nothing looked particularly high-end.
Whatever these things are.
Since they look like a kid’s art project, they probably cost seven thousand dollars each.
A surprising number of intricate masks are available.
You might stand around and wait for someone to buy one, then follow them home and camp out in front of their house until they leave for whatever party you wear this sort of thing to.
That’s what I do anyway.
Heavily disguised is the only way I get into most public functions. I might actually be single-handedly keeping this mask outlet in business.
On the other side of the Pavilion, in between the Kidcot station and the wine bar, you’ll find the second store.
There’s quite a bit more merchandised themed to the Pavilion over here, in addition to food and drink options.
Here we have pasta shapes outlining Mickey and Minnie:
It’s probably cute.
Back in Norway, I mentioned that we’d be seeing the above motif again in Italy and Canada.
And here’s the Italian version.
There’s also this mug.
The Italia merchandise is still going strong with some new additions joining some of the older items:
Topolino is the Italian name for Mickey Mouse.
He has quite the run of merchandise:
Mickey appears fuzzy on this shirt, which was really throwing me off.
Topolina, or Minni (in Italian), also makes an appearance:
The line of merchandise, which is one of the more precious that I’ve seen, is worth seeking out. I don’t think a lot of people see it since it’s in a somewhat obscure location.
A couple of the Pinocchio items are still available.
Me whenever I talk about myself on this website.
Italian Mickey and Italian Minnie come together for a few items.
This shirt reminds me a little bit of La Luna, the short that used to be part of the Disney and Pixar Short Film Festival in the Imagination Pavilion.
Playing things very cool.
A few other items are available, most of which center around the kitchen.
Just in case you want to pack away a jar of olives in your luggage for good luck.
Whoever is watering your lawn while you’re away might prefer some cookies.
An Italian snack so common that “typical” is printed right on the bag.
“Bye-Bye,” the official candy of everything you used to love at Walt Disney World.
For me, it’s Hundred Acre Wood at Crystal Palace, now ruined by Bud Light.
Just in case someone challenged you to try to use a snack credit on the least expensive item possible, you could pick up this 65-cent Dark Chocolate Truffle. Or go big with a 99-cent Hearts “Cuori” Milk Chocolate.
Some sort of chocolate cone thing next to Nutella to Go.
The Italians are also into chocolate and hazelnut. You’d think we were at Sleepy Hollow Refreshments at Magic Kingdom.
And of course, some olive oil, just in case you want to risk that breaking in your luggage instead of the jar of olives.
While the amount of square feet that Italy devotes to shopping is less than a couple of the other Pavilions, they do squeeze a lot of interesting items into less space. The Topolino/Topolina line is worth checking out and a lot of the stuff offered is a little more practical than some of the other items we’ve seen so far in World Showcase.
We’ll move on to Tutto Italia.