I live in India and will be in Italy & Turkey this summer. I would love to bring back some quality cookware from Italy with me like - Lagostina aluminum skillets/stock pots, a Le Creuset dutch oven, a bigger Bialetti moka pot (and possibly even sweet talk my MIL into parting with some of her multiple old school copper pots..heh) I would welcome suggestions on what brands to look out for and suggestions for a good place in Rome to browse cookware/kitchenware.
Same goes for stuff in Turkey - specifically Istanbul, though we'll be there for a shorter period of time.
I'm always a little skeptical about buying stuff abroad since I know a lot of cookware is made in India. (I was surprised to find the replacement bowl for my Kitchen Aid Mixer that I lugged to India from the US was made in India!). Any inputs on why it makes absolutely sense to get something in Italy/Turkey cost-wise would be welcome.