“When women are depressed, they eat or go shopping. Men invade another country. It's a whole different way of thinking.”

This is one of the quotes in Amanda Ford’s best-seller “Retail therapy: Life Lessons learned while shopping”, a true manual of life, full of useful tips and amusing anecdotes.

Virtually another way of doing self-analysis that highlights one of women’s favourite passions -  devoting their free time travelling, alternating visits to museums with the beloved art of shopping.

To this prized though “risky” hobby, L’Albereta devotes special care by providing all kinds of advice and assistance in discovering true craftsmen,  large retail outlets and exclusive designer brands.

Located close to the most important towns in Lombardy and the Milan-Venice motorway, L’Albereta is the ideal starting point for a tour of the temples of shopping, from exclusive boutiques in the town centres to fashion factory outlets in the neighbouring provinces.

A personal shopper is available on request to help you discover the coolest locations, unknown to many, handicraft bottegas, the expression of true Italian tradition, fashion showrooms and ateliers that are normally not open to the public, antiques shops and exclusive concept stores, and also refined boutiques of taste and creative laboratories.

One day, or even less, will be enough to capture the absolute best of what Italian style has to offer, and much more besides.