Where to Find Italy’s Best Outlet Malls

May 09, 2011

When you’ve got Italian designers on the brain, but can’t burn more on that handbag than you did on your flight over here, there’s a solution: Italy’s outlet malls.

Outlet shopping malls are scattered throughout Italy, many of them on the outskirts of big cities like Florence, Milan and Rome. They can be a little bit of a hike to get to, so they’re not the most time-effective thing to do. But when you gotta shop, you gotta shop! Remember that once you’ve scratched the shopping itch, Florence, Milan, and Rome have a lot of other things to do. Check out some of our blogs on Florence, blogs on Milan, and blogs on Rome to get ideas for other experiences in these incredible cities. 

Which are the best, and how do you get there? We’ll tell you.

(Please note: We’ve used the most current information available, but opening times and exact stores can change! Please call ahead, or have your hotel call, to make sure that you won’t miss out on your favorite stores).


The Mall

Open Mon. – Sun. 10 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. During the months of June, July and August, The Mall will be open from 10 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Located at Europa 8, Leccio-Reggello.

It’s got: Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Dior, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi, Armani, Gucci, Pucci, Ferragamo, Valentino, and more.

To get there from Florence: By car (30 mins), take the A1 motorway toward Rome and take the exit marked Incisa; stay right until Leccio, and after passing the center, you’ll see The Mall on the left. By train (35 mins + 5 mins taxi), take the train from Santa Maria Novella to Rignano sull’Arno, then grab a taxi. By public bus: Take the Florence SITA bus from Via Santa Caterina da Siena 17, near the train station. Buses leave at 8:30, 9, 11, 12:35 Mon-Sat. and 3pm Mon-Sun. By shuttle: Call 055 8657775 to arrange a pickup at your hotel. Click here for more information on The Mall

Space Factory Outlets (Prada)

Open Mon.-Fri. 10:30am-7:30pm, Sat. 9:30am-7:30pm, and Sun. 10:30am-6:30pm. Located at Via Levanella Becorpi, Localita Levanella, S.S 69, Montevarchi.

It’s got: the Prada line stores—Prada, Miu Miu, Helmut Lang, Prada Sport and Church.

To get there from Florence: By car (50 mins), take the A1 motorway toward Rome and take the exit marked Valdarno; take the 1A to Via Poggilupi/SP11, then a right to Strada Lungo l’Arno/SP59 and then a left to Strada d/Arno/SR69. Turn left onto Via Levanella Becorpi. By train (35 or 55 mins + 5 mins taxi), take the train from Santa Maria Novella or Campo di Marte to Montevarchi, then grab a taxi.

For more info: The phone number is 055 9789481.


Open from Mon. to Sat. 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Sun. from 11 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. Located at Via Pian dell’Isola 66/33, Rignano sull’Arno, Reggello.

It’s got: Everything Fendi.

To get there from Florence: By car (35 mins), take the A1 toward Rome, get off at Incisa, and take a right toward Pian dell’Isola. By train (25-35 mins + 10 min walk), take the train from Campo di Marte or Santa Maria Novella, then walk or take taxi to the outlet.

For more info: The phone number is 055 834981.

Dolce & Gabbana

Open from Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Sun. from 3 p.m.- 7 p.m. Located at Via S. Maddalena 49, Pian dell’Isola Rignano sull’Arno.

It’s got: Two floors of D&G shoes and clothing, including past collections, front-line stocks, samples, and seconds.

To get there from Florence: By car (30 mins), take the A1 south toward Rome and get off at the Incisa exist. Turn right and follow the SS 69. Follow signs to the outlet. By train (30 or 40 mins + 5 min taxi), take the train from Santa Maria Novella or Campo di Marte to Incisa, then take a taxi.

For more info: The phone number is 055 8331300.

Read more: How to Dress Like an Italian: Fall and Winter Edition.


If shopping after your day tour through Milan’s fashionable Brera district isn’t enough, try some of Milan’s nearby outlet malls to get your shopping fix. 

Serravalle Designer Outlet

Open from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily. Located at Via della Moda 1, Serravalle Scrivia.

It’s got: 180 stores, including Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Trussardi, and Guess.

To get there from Milan: By car (1 hour), take the A7 toward Genova/Bologna/Venezia and take exit Serravalle Scrivia. By train (1 hour 20 mins + 10 min taxi), take the train from Milano Centrale to Arquata Scrivia, then a taxi to the outlet. By shuttle bus, take the 10am bus from Milano Foro Bonaparte with Zani Viaggi, 20 euros return (call 02 867 131).

For more info: The phone number is 0143 609000. Click here for more information on the Serravalle Designer Outlet (run by the McArthur Glen outlet chain).

FoxTown Factory Store

Open every day from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Located at Via A. Maspali 18, Mendrisio, Switzerland.

It’s got: 160 stores, including Armani, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Prada, Valentino, Versace, and La Perla.

To get there from Milan: It’s not recommended to go by car, because you’ll have to buy a yearly permit once you cross the border into Switzerland. By train (1 hr), take the train from Milano Porta Garibaldi to Chiasso, Switzerland, then take a shuttle bus or taxi (10 mins) to the outlet. By shuttle bus (40 mins), take the Zani Viaggi bus from central Milan, 20 euros return (call 02 867 131).

For more info: The phone number is +41 (0)848 828888. Click here for more information on the FoxTown Factory Store.

Il Salvagente

Open from 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Mon. and from 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Tues. to Sat. Sunday hours are 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Located at Via Fratelli Bronzetti 16, Milan central.

It’s got: Selections from various designers in one store, including Alberta Ferretti, Armani, Balenciaga, Burberry, Cavalli, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Prada and Versace.

To get there: Take the public bus number 60 or 62 to the Bronzetti-Archimede stop, or bus number 92 to the Piceno stop.

For more info: The phone number is 0276 110328. Click here for more information on Il Salvagente.


Open Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. -2 p.m. and 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. Closed on Sundays. Located at Via Provinciale per Bregnano, 12, Vertemate con Minoprio.

It’s got: Everything Armani.

To get there from Milan: By car (40 mins), take the A9 toward Lake Como, take exit Fino Mornasco for the SP27, turn right onto the SS35, and take exit 1A for Via Provinicale per Bregnano. By train (40 mins + 15 mins taxi), take the train from Milano Nord Cadona station to Fino Mornasco, then a taxi to the outlet.

For more info: The phone number is 031 887373.


Castel Romano Designer Outlet

Open from Mon. – Thurs. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Located at Via Ponte di Piscina Cupa, 64, Castel Romano.

It’s got:
140 stores, including Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, Furla, and Patrizia Pepe.

To get there from Rome: By car (20 mins), take the SS 148 south toward Pomezia and take the Castel Romano exit. By shuttle bus (40 mins), take the bus from Via Marsala just outside the Termini station, at 10am, 12:30pm, or 3pm, for 13 euros round-trip. By pick-up service (30 minutes), 29 euros return, you can be picked up right at your hotel by calling 3490836551 the day before your trip.

For more info: The telephone number is 0650 50050. Click here for more information on Castel Romano Designer Outlet, run by the McArthur Glen outlet group.

Valmontone Outlet

Open daily from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10am-9pm on weekends. Located at Via della Pace, Pascolaro, Valmontone.

It’s got: More High Street than designer stores, including Calvin Klein, Intimissimi, Clarks, Ethic, Sisley, and Baldinini.

To get there from Rome: By car (45 mins), take the A1 toward Napoli, then the E45 to San Cesareo and exit at Valmontone. By shuttle (50 mins), take the shuttle from the Terracafe at Via Marsala 29 outside Termini at 10am, 5 euros return (call 06 45473194).

For more info: The telephone number is 06 959949. Click here for more information on the Valmontone Outlet.

Read more: How to Dress Like an Italian: Spring Edition

Shopping in Italy's outlet malls is a great way to get very fashionable clothing for less. Find out where to find the best outlet malls in Italy in this guide by Walks of Italy.

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209 responses to “Where to Find Italy’s Best Outlet Malls”

  1. Gulia Robella says:


  2. Vero says:


    Could you let me know if the Celine outlet is still open or did they close it down? Wouk be great to know.


  3. Elle says:


    I’ll be around Piedmont early November. Could you suggest the best/nearest outlet I should go?


  4. Mina&Panda says:


    We plan to do a holiday and shopping tour over Christmas and the New year to Rome, Florence, Bologna, Venice and Milan. So your suggestions of the outlet malls are excellent.

    As we are not familiar with driving in Italy, I want to stay as convenient to these malls as possible while close to attractions. Can you suggest some hotels to stay?


    • walksofitaly says:

      Hi there,
      Do you mean you are driving, or are not? Either way, in all honesty, we wouldn’t recommend staying near the outlet malls rather than in the cities themselves: The outlet malls tend to be right off highways, not in towns, and with very little in the way of attractions or atmosphere around! If you’re not renting a car but are taking the alternative transport options to the outlet malls instead, then note that these usually depart from the centers of the cities, so again, staying in the center would be the most useful.

      Let us know if that’s what you meant. There are obviously hundreds of hotels in Rome, Florence, Bologna, Venice and Milan, so where we recommend you stay would depend very much on where you’re going, your budget, and what you’re looking for! 🙂

      Let us know how else we can help!

  5. Alice says:

    HI Walksofitaly,

    i am going to buy some itaian clothes in bulk, could you recommend me ,please, the outlets or the factories in Italy for that, not very expensive, fashion and good quality:-)


  6. Anastasia says:

    Hi everyone! If you are around Bologna I’d recommend you to visit Fashion Outlet in Anzola dell’Emilia, Via Emilia 73 ( it’s about 15 min from downtown of Bologna). It’s 2.000 square meters and it was opened in 2003. They have different brands such as Armani, D&G, Missoni, Grifoni, Moncler, Brunello Cucinelli, Gold Case, Don Dup, Cycle, Lanvin,Tod’s, Trickers etc. The prices are all discounted and during the sales period it costs even less.
    Their web site/ online store is
    http://www.fashionoutlet.it/dontfollow .Worldwide delivery.
    FB page:

    Opening hours: 10-19.30
    Closed on Mondays

  7. zkifs says:

    hi. since its an oulet. how is the usual price range for prada bags? thanks 🙂

  8. zkifs says:

    At the prada space outlet i mean

  9. Ms. Anima says:

    l going to italy on Mac 21-30… and shopping in Serravalle Designer Outlet..is any sales during that month…? thank you.

    • walksofitaly says:

      Hi there,
      The saldi (Italy’s official sales) have ended by then, but the outlets are already at quite a discount, so you’re sure to find some great values there! Enjoy!

  10. Sonia says:

    Hi, i m travelling to europe next march. Visiting countries is France, Italy Switzerland and Prague. I m planning to shop for LV, Prada, Marc Jacobs and Tods bag’s. Can you please guide me where will be the best place or outlet to shop.

  11. Lacy says:

    I studied in Italy about 4 years ago in Genoa and visited an outlet mall/center and there was a Lindt chocolate factory there. It was relatively close to Genoa because it was a pretty short day trip. I can’t remember the name or location. Do you by any chance know where I am talking about? I am in love with the hot chocolate there and they sold it in the packs. My friend is there now and she wants to bring me some back. Let me know if you could help me out with where the store is and what the outlet is called. Thank you so much!

  12. Sherry says:

    I am visiting Milan in Italy during April and was very keen to buy a Gucci / Ferragamo , botega veneta hand bag from an factory outlet mall in the vicinity. Would anyone be able to guide me on where I should go and how long would it take me to get there from Milan central station ? Thanks so much !

  13. Lana says:

    I was there in June-July 2012..personal experience says The Mall in Florence was the best. I also went to Foxtown & Castel Romano. Foxtown was nice but I found the items to be not as cheap as compared to The Mall.

  14. Milena says:

    Please, could you help me with some information. I’ll be in Venice, than in Milan, from February 10 to 16, to find dress for my wedding. Where can I find good wedding dresses outlet and men’s suits (Armany suits, for example). I need shoes too. Thanks! Kiss!

    • walksofitaly says:

      Hi Milena,
      Any of these outlets should have all of the high-end stores you’re looking for, although wedding dresses are going to be trickier! Click on the links for the outlets listed in Venice and Milan and they should give you a full list of the stores. Good luck!

  15. curious says:

    Hello !
    I will visit Italy in late March especially for shopping and I am still not decided yet where to go Florence or Milano .I hope that you’ll help me to make up my mind where are the best outlets and discounts . Whether I should go to Fidenza village or Veneto outlet center.

  16. Nina says:

    If i’, going to be in Milan, Florence and Rome but have time for only one outlet mall, could you please recommend which would be the best in terms of price?
    Thank you so much!!!

    • walksofitaly says:

      Hi Nina,
      They’re really all very similar in terms of pricing, and there’s no way to know where exactly you’ll have that amazing find :-). So go with the outlet mall that has the most brands that you like the best! Happy shopping!

  17. nino sharashenidze says:


    can anybody tell me when do summer sales starts in italy? i’m planning to stay in florence and rome 5-13. is it sale time or not??

  18. dK says:

    could you please tell me between Barberino Designers Outlet (McArthurGlen) and The Mall is better compared one to another as both is on the outskirt of Florence?
    thank for the light you’ll give to me 🙂

  19. Ayman says:

    Anyone knows if Paul & shark yakhting has any outlet store in Italy???

  20. Therese says:

    I am going by car from Milan to lake Garda and Del Valpolicella would love some good designer shopping ea Prada, valentino, D&G to stop by at!? outlets or shops that I just have to visit?
    Thank you very much in advance,
    Best Regards /Therese

    • walksofitaly says:

      Hi Therese,
      Your best bet is going to be the outlet malls we listed that are near Milan. If there are particular stores you definitely want to shop at, just click on the links we included for a list of stores at each.

      Let us know if we can do anything else!

  21. marin says:

    I am visiting Milano around 20th of april. We looking to visit some outlets. Any recommends?

    • Hi Marin,
      We like the ones we listed—the Serravalle Designer Outlet, Foxtown Factory Store or Il Salvagente (for one right in Milan). Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  22. Jan says:

    We are planning a trip to Italy.
    We are starting with a couple of days in Rome, heard some good things about the municipality Trastevere. Do you have any good recommendation for restaurants and shopping in Rome?
    We are heading for Milan and would love to see places that have something special and have a unique cousin. Our Goal is food, shopping and experience Italian lifestyle; don’t want the mass tourist guide that you find in every tourist guide. We should be in Italy around middle of May 2013, so we are open for suggestions.

    Best regards, Jan

    • Hi Jan,
      Thanks for stopping by! Yes, Trastevere is a lovely, atmospheric district in central Rome. For restaurants, you have lots of options. In Trastevere, we like “Ai Marmi” for pizza, Fior di Luna for gelato and Da Teo for Roman food; in Testaccio, just across the river from Testaccio, we like Da Remo for pizza and Da Bucatino for Roman food. For shopping, we strongly recommend the district of Monti, near the Roman forum, which has lots of well-priced independent boutiques and artisanal shops. Please let us know if we can help with anything else!

  23. lina says:

    i’m visiting milan this month ,can you help me to find an outlet mall but not far from milan for brands and the address please,thanks

  24. kasia says:

    I’m thinking about shooping in Italy in summer hollidays.
    Where is the best time to get biggest sale in shops/malls/outlets?


  25. Jess says:

    Like to know when is the great Italy sales season/time? I am planning going this fall around late Sep to early Oct or next spring – around March-April.

    Thank you in advance for your answers.


    • Hi Jess,
      There are two major sales, called “saldi,” each year in Italy. The summer sale usually starts the beginning of the second week of July, while the winter sale usually starts the first week of January. Both go for about six weeks. Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  26. Aivan Magno says:

    Buongiorno! I’m currently in Roma and my Mom and I are planning to make a day trip to The Space at Firenze to buy Prada bags. Is it possible/doable? And how to get there besides hiring a driver? Grazie!

    • Hi Aivan,
      From Rome, the easiest way to get to The Space outlet in Florence is hiring a driver. But you might want to consider visiting one of the outlets closer to Rome instead—much easier to access (there are bus shuttles from Termini), and at the end of the day, most of these outlet malls carry similar designers 🙂 Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  27. Valerie says:

    Hi there!
    Thanks a lot for a range of great and useful tips!

    Could you advise me on best “must-visit” outlets and malls for really fabulous shopping taking into account that I’m staying in Rome for 7-10 days?

    Thank you in advance!

    • Hi Valerie,
      Any of the outlet malls we’ve listed near Rome should do the trick. We wouldn’t recommend hitting up more than one of them… at the end of the day, they tend to carry most of the same designers and brands 🙂 Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  28. Atefeh says:

    I’m in Florence from today 9th may to 12th 2013 where is the best outlet for Gucci and YSL bags? And what is the closest to our hotel is in Firenze ,delle oche?

    • Hi Atefeh,
      Sorry to see we caught this comment too late, but since Gucci outlets sell pretty much the same stuff across the board, it probably wouldn’t have made much of a difference 🙂 We trust you found some bags to your liking! Happy shopping!

  29. Rabaa says:

    I’ll be in milan in julay ,will you tell where i find the second brand italy made ,I’m not looking for only high brand clothes

  30. Annette says:

    we are traveling to Tuscany this August and I was wondering about outlet malls between Sienna and Florence.

  31. Isabel says:

    Would you have any recommendations as where/which area to stay in Milan? Am looking to do some shopping and would like a place/area that has access to shops/cafes at a walking distance. Let me know!

    • Hi Isabel,
      Of course! In Milan, you might want to check out the Brera neighborhood; it’s very central, convenient, and elegant, and has excellent shopping and boutiques. For something different (and very hip), check out the Navigli, the area around Milan’s canals. This is where lots of young people flood for cafes, bars and aperitivo, and it’s also quite central, though less so than Brera.

      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  32. Pei Ling says:

    Hi, since its an outlet the generally a savings of 25% to 65% off of a bag at a normal store, l want to know it is inculds GTS TAX,if not inculds how to claim? Tks

    • Hi Pei,
      In Italy, we have something called VAT, rather than GST. This tax does apply. Some shops decide to deduct VAT right away, in which case the client does not pay it, or if it is applied, you can read about how to get a refund for the VAT paid here. Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  33. Latush says:

    I plan to visit Italy in the first week of July I usually stay in Rome as I do most of my bulk purchase from Napoli, I would like to know I anywhere else had a market like th Napoli one as I would lov to visit another part of Italy than Rome

    • Hi Latush,
      There are markets across Italy, so it depends exactly what you’re looking for! The Florence leather market is quite popular, as is Rome’s Porta Portese. If you can be more specific, we’re happy to help further!

  34. Bernice says:

    Hi there! May I check if the outlet malls/ major brands like Chanel, Prada and Miu MIu be open in August? I am planning a trip but read about how most shops close in August and I’m worried it’d be a wasted trip. Will September be better?Thank you for your advice!

    • Hi Bernice,
      Although most independently-owned shops and restaurants close for at least part of August (and/or early September), chain stores and outlet malls generally remain open daily (with the possible exception of Aug. 15, the national Ferragosto holiday). So you should be fine. Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  35. Gary says:

    Hi there, was wondering which are the best outlets for men’s fashion. also is it worth going to an outlet in each city we visit or do all the outlets have the same things?

    • Hi Gary,
      We find that most major outlet malls tend to have many of the same brands, like in the U.S. If there’s a particular store you’re looking for, though, we’d recommend looking on the mall’s website to make sure it’s listed.
      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  36. Amy says:

    I am going to Italy in the fall. Do you know where can I find an outlet for Givenchy bags in Florence or Rome? If so, how discounted?

    • Hi Amy,
      Unfortunately, we don’t see Givenchy listed as a brand for any of the outlets near Rome or Florence. There are lots of other great brands, though! Happy shopping!

  37. Christina says:

    Hi there is there a Prada outlet in the outlet centre in Rome the one that is 30min from termine station???

    • Hi Christina,
      Unfortunately, there’s no Prada outlet listed at that location. Here is the full list of outlets at the Castel Romano outlet near Rome. Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  38. Martin says:

    I’m going in June to Genova and will stay there for about a month. Looking for used designer brand clothes, shoes, accessories. It would be great if you could help me find places, markets where I can buy used designer brands in Genova or around it. Maybe you know something. Thanks!

    • Hi Martin,
      In Genova, one of the best shopping spots we know about is the Max Mara outlet store, Diffusione Tessile. There are also a number of city markets, which generally have clothes, although specifically used designer clothing, we’re not sure! If you want to check them out, though, there are markets at Piazza Palermo, Piazza Dinegro, Molassana, Piazza Tre Ponti, Bolzaneto, and Pegli Lungomare. Let us know if you find anything good! 🙂

  39. Jackiena says:

    we are taking cruise from Venice to Rome.
    from Rome we will fly back to US.
    I’m planning to shop in Rome for Italian made boots and shoes not necessary well known designers ( made in Italy goods)
    can you recommend such a wholesale place or well discounted boutiques? addresses.
    based on that I will choose hotel to stay for 2 days. I was Rome back in 2007 and happened to shop @ Porta Portese market, I bought couple of nice brand new shoes and boots for 15-20 euros. Unfortunately this time we cannot stay until Sunday to visit this market again.

    • Hi Jackiena,
      We’re glad to hear you’re coming to Italy! If you like Porta Portese and are looking for discounted clothes, you might want to check out the Via Sannio market near San Giovanni, where you can find discounted shoes as well as clothes, jewelry, and more. It’s open daily except Sunday.

      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  40. Kim says:

    Thanks for a great site.Is the only Bottega Veneta outlet in Italy at The Mall in Florence? I am looking for one near Rome, but the Bottega that’s listed at Valmontone does not appear to be a BV outlet ( sells cosmetics and clothes).thanks

  41. Sabrina says:


    I am going to Italy in mid Sept. Going to Venice, Florence and Rome. I would really like to purchase a designer bag and wallet (Givenchy, LV, Prada, Balenciaga or Celine). Which outlet would you recommend that sells the most bags instead of clothing.

    Thank you!

    • Hi Sabrina,
      They’re all pretty similar when it comes to that (just like big outlets in the U.S.). So we’d suggest going to whatever outlet is more convenient for you and hoping that perfect bag is waiting for you there! 😉 If you’re a big Prada fan, there’s also the Prada outlet in Montevarchi, just outside of Florence. You can find out more about it on Prada’s site here.

      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  42. Carlos Alberto says:

    Hello i’m goig to Italy on the next august , could someone inform if i can find there a outlet that sell Paul Shark?

  43. Shaolei says:

    Hi, we are going to San Gimignano in Tuscany, and will be driving down to Sorrento, is there a good outlet store en route please? I am a Chanel and Prada girl. Any tips would be great thank you.

    • Hi Shaolei,
      You might want to check out the Prada outlet mentioned in the post, outside of Florence, as well as the outlet malls near Rome, which should be most convenient for your journey.

      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  44. AAD says:


    I will be in milan until the end of July. just wondering how crazy things will be at the begining of the sale. is it going to be crazy enough that sizes and better options will run out quickly? or just a normal sales rate. is it a better option to go to an outlet or stick to the high end streets? thx.

    • Hi there,
      The beginnings of sales can be crowded on the weekends, but if you go during the weekday, especially during the time when people are at work, you’ll probably be fine. The saldi are definitely worth checking out! Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  45. Lina says:

    My Fiance & I are visiting Italy for 2-weeks in mid-Sept. Can you suggest the best PRADA factory outlets for Florence & Milan?

  46. Ferzana says:

    Is there a Christian loubatin outlet in Italy? Leaving to Florence tomorow

  47. Raymond says:

    i am visiting Rome and Florence in early October, and plan to rent a car to visit the various outlets. Please recommend the top three most value for money outlets . Thanks !

    • Hi Raymond,
      The discounts offered at all of the outlets are more or less similar, just as in outlets in the U.S. So we’d suggest picking your outlets based on what is most convenient to you and closest to Rome and Florence.

      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  48. Liz says:

    Coming to Rome this week for a few days and staying at the Aldrovandi Villa Borghese. If the sales are on in store, then maybe I don’t need to go to an outlet? Do you know when the sales finish? Want to visit Moncler and Prada!

    • Hi Liz,
      The sales are on now and generally go for six weeks, so yes, we’d say take advantage of shopping in Rome instead of heading to the outlets, which can be time-consuming. Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  49. SKYE says:

    Hi there,
    I am going to Rome, Florence, Pisa, Milan and Genoa early Aug this year.

    I am after leather bags and shoes…
    which are those cities having the best variety, latest fashions and best value for money ?


    • Hi Agnes,
      We’re happy to help! Florence is most famous for its leather, and you can find great deals, still, at the now-famous Florence leather market (in San Lorenzo). There are dozens of vendors selling leather bags, shoes, and jackets, and the styles change constantly.

      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  50. Adriana Zamora says:

    We leave to Rome on Monday. I was wondering about their sale. Is it going on now and would it be better to stay in Rome and shop or head to the Outlet? What are some of the best places to eat? My husbands likes pizza, fettuccini, and spaghetti.

    • Hi Adriana,
      Yes, the saldi are going on now. Therefore, we’d recommend staying in Rome and taking advantage of the sales at the independent stores and boutiques, rather than heading out to the outlets. For food, some great spots in the center (and near the shopping!) that we like are La Campana (near Piazza Navona); La Matricianella (near Piazza Navona); and Palatium (near the Spanish Steps). Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  51. desiree says:

    But witch one is the very best to go to??

  52. happy girl says:

    Hi there

    I am going to rome/Florence/Milan/venice in Late September / early October. can you please tell me where I will find the best prices for a designer handbag? Looking for either prada/miu miu.


    • Hi there,
      Unfortunately, there’s no way to tell. All of the outlets offer similar discounts. We’d suggest looking at the outlet information and websites to see if the stores you like are available there, and choosing that way!
      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  53. Rupert says:

    Do you know if there is a Louis Vuitton outlet near Rome or Florence?
    Thank you

    • Hi Rupert,
      Unfortunately, there aren’t any Louis Vuitton outlets near Rome or Florence. In fact, LV doesn’t appear to have any outlets anywhere. Sorry to disappoint!
      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  54. Lara says:

    Hi I’m traveling on 9/08 is there is any sale in this period ?
    What is the best outlet that include brands like dolce and gabana

    • Hi there Lara,
      If you mean August 9, yes, it is the end of the saldi (the semi-annual sales) in Italy. If there are particular brands you want to make sure to be able to shop, we’d recommend checking the websites for the outlets closer to where you will be to see if they have the stores you’re interested in.
      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  55. Terri says:

    My outlets near Positano or Naples?

  56. Sue says:

    I would be in Southampton, UK mid Sept, and after reading your web I guess it would be better for me to go to Florence. Is it advisable for a day trip to Florence and which place is the nearest to go?

  57. ryan says:

    hi, can i ask whats the nearest prada outlet store near bologna? and are there different prices at different outlet stores? if there is which is the one which has the most discounts ?

    • Hi Ryan,
      There isn’t a particular outlet with the “most” discounts; it’s simply a crap shoot, we’re afraid! The closest outlets to Bologna are probably the ones in Florence: the Reggello outlet (Via Europa 2/4 loc. Leccio 50066 Reggello), Fucecchio outlet (Via Magellano 5
      50054 Fucecchio) or Mugello outlet (Via A.Cavallina Meucci 50031 Barberino di Mugello). Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  58. Ryan says:

    I’d like to ask if teres any good outlet stores that sell cheap Pravda man ‘s wallet near bologna, was looking at the mall and space, can u please advicee?

    • Hi Ryan,
      We can’t guarantee that a particular Prada outlet would sell wallets in particular, as merchandise varies and changes by season. However, the closest outlets to you are probably the ones in Florence: the Reggello outlet (Via Europa 2/4 loc. Leccio 50066 Reggello), Fucecchio outlet (Via Magellano 5
      50054 Fucecchio) or Mugello outlet (Via A.Cavallina Meucci 50031 Barberino di Mugello). Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  59. ronnie says:

    any outlets near LUcca

  60. Jen says:

    Thank you for this amazing guide!

  61. Hon says:

    Hi can someone help me a cheaper outlet of prada and gucci in rome and safe carry around the bag after we are travelling me and my husband on january by next year…is there any sale at that time? tnx

    • Hi Hon,
      You can find the closest outlets to Rome listed in this post. Yes, carrying shopping bags around Rome should be safe; just use the normal precautions (don’t leave the bag unattended while sitting at an outdoor cafe, for example).

      In January, there should be the after-Christmas saldi, which go on for several weeks.

      Let us know if we can answer anything else!

  62. Dina says:

    Hi there, I’ll be staying in padova can you advice me what factory outlets are there

  63. Azman says:

    Hi..my wife and me would be visiting Turin in March 2014 for two weeks..we would like to shop some Prada products during that time. If I travel from Turin by train, which factory outlet is the nearest and easiest to reach? Rome or Florence? My wife is on 2 weeks course and she is free during weekend only. Thanking you in advance.

  64. Tan says:

    I will be visiting Florence in Nov 2013.
    Can you advise how to get from Space outlet to The Mall or vice versa ?

    Thanks !

    • Hi Tan,
      You’ll want to go by train between the two outlets, taking taxis from each train station for the final leg. So from the Space outlet, you’ll need to get a taxi to the Montevarchi-Terranuova train station; from there, take the train to Rignano sull’Arno-Reggello, and at Rignano, get a taxi to The Mall. The train ride is only 20 minutes, and you can look times up on http://www.trenitalia.com.
      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  65. Razak says:

    I’ll be in Florence for short trip. Particularly, i’m going for shopping to The Mall. Yet to finalized on the hotel as I always preferred nearby the train station. I’ll be coming from Hamburg. Will traveling be that far from the Mall?


    • Hi Razak,
      To make sure we understand correctly, are you asking if it’s far to travel by train from Florence to The Mall? If so, it takes about 35 minutes to get to the Rignano sull’Arno station, and from there, you’ll need to take a taxi (a 5-minute ride).

      Thanks for stopping by!

  66. Razak says:

    I mean convenient to travel with local transport.

  67. Sara says:

    I am staying in Bari with my sister for two weeks. Are there any suggestions for a good outlet centre?
    And what can you say are the prices like, are they much less?
    I would love to buy me a new Prada or Tod’s Shoes.

    Thank you very much!

    • Hi Sara,
      The closest outlet to you in Bari is Molfetta, but it doesn’t have Tod’s or Prada. You can see info about the outlet and what stores it includes (at the bottom of the page) here. For Prada, the closest outlet to you is the one in Florence, so quite a haul.
      Let us know if we can answer anything else!

  68. Chiq says:

    Hi! My brother will be travelling to Italy (Rome, Florence, Milan) this saturday October 5th : Where is the best store to buy Celine and Louis Vuitton? Is the outlet shop of Celine in Florence still open?

    Thanks in advance!

  69. Metin says:

    i`m self employed Person and search a designer outlet factory. Iwant to buy there casual dresses for resell in germany. Can anyone give me adresses or contacts of those factories please….

  70. Jutta Kohlert says:

    Hi, can you tell me if the celine-outlet near
    Florence still exists?

  71. Noelle says:

    Hi where is the best place to buy Chanel items?

    • Hi Noelle,
      We can’t confirm the existence of any Chanel outlets in Italy, so instead, you may have to go with the full-priced options! Normal, high-end Chanel boutiques can be found in Rome, Florence, and Milan.
      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  72. Kristin says:

    I will be traveling to both Florence (2Days) and Milan (1Day). For the factory outlets at these 2 places, which 1 is more worth going? Florence or Milan?

    • Hi Kristin,
      They’re fairly similar, so we’d recommend basing your choice on which city you want to spend less time exploring and more time shopping at an outlet in 🙂 Also make sure to check out the outlet sites for an idea of which shops are included at each factory outlet.
      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  73. lola says:

    Hello, I only have 1 full day in Milan and would like to buy branded handbags and wallets at good prices. Since I only have one day to shop, where do you recommend I should go?
    Your advise is much appreciated. Thanks!

    • Hi Lola,
      You’ll find the best prices on designer-branded accessories at the outlets listed in this post. However, if you don’t want to take the time away from being in Milan (and we wouldn’t blame you!), Milan also has lots of great shopping options; for where exactly to go, check out our post on shopping in Milan.
      Safe travels!

  74. henna says:

    Hi how much would gucci, prada or burberry bags cost at the outlets in american dollars? If you could please let me know I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you so much! 🙂

    • Hi Henna,
      You can expect discounts of up to 60% off the retail prices. Be aware, though, that as these bags are often $1,000 or more, that can still mean a $500 and up bag. Still, it’s a savings.
      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  75. Linda Chern says:

    I’m in Rome, Florence and Venice from 17 to 31 Dec. Where is the best outlets? Which one will u recommend?

    • Hi Linda,
      Check out the website for each outlet near those cities that we list. They’re all pretty similar, but that way, if you have a favorite brand, you can make sure it’s there.
      We hope that helps!

  76. Nicky says:

    Hi…I am visiting Rome and Sorrento in December around 26th to 3rd Jan. I would love to shop in the outlet malls as I am used to them in the US. I was just wondering are they as good in terms of the brands and prices? Also will there be any sales going on around christmas – New Years? Which one do you recommend ?

    • Hi Nicky,
      Sales technically start Jan. 4, but you might get lucky, with some starting while you’re still here. Otherwise, you’ll still find deals at the outlets regardless. Outlets in Italy tend to be similar in terms of prices to the ones in the US, but of course with different (more Italian) brands. As for which mall we recommend, whichever one is closest to you and has the shops you like! 🙂 Happy shopping!

  77. Diana Idris says:

    Hi, I will be in Rome from 3.12.13 to 7.12.13, is there any Sale during those dates? I will be staying at one of the hotels in Termini, may I know where is the nearest place to shop for Prada and Ferragamo? Thank you for your help;)

  78. Pancaldiplz says:

    Is there a Pancaldi outlet anywhere near Ravenna? We will be there one day on a cruise I was thinking of heading to Bologna to the outlets but didn’t know if I would find pancaldi there

  79. Ron says:


    jusy to enquiry that how can i know whether the products i bought from ilsalvagente is a genuine products or counterfeit?

    This because i just bought a prada wallet which only costed me euro65. Way cheaper compare to normal stores.

    Please advise whether they only sell genuine products or might also be counterfeit?

    Many thanks!

  80. Websta says:

    Is there any celine outletin Italien ?

  81. Judy says:


    I will be in italy from 2-12 feb 2014. I am going to be hopping from rome-florence-venice-milan. Where do you reckon will be the most convenient/popular and best place to shop? Initially, I was planning for a day of shopping at the mall/space, but reading your entry provided me more interesting options! Just hoping for a personal advice on where would be a good spot to spend a day of outlet shopping! I am quite keen for prada, ferragamo and bottega venetta.

    Also, are there tour/package service that bringsyou to and from the outlets? or outlet hopping service?

    Look forward to hearing from you! Thanks in advance!

    • Hi Judy,
      All of the outlets are fairly similar, so we would say it depends on what fits best into your schedule! We don’t know of any tours or services ourselves, but luckily, the outlets are relatively easy to get to on your own. Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  82. zhazha says:

    Is there any online prada outlet store that selling authentic bags?
    thank you 🙂

  83. roya says:

    i’m going to Rome in February for 3 days and staying at the Augusta Lucilla Palace hotel.where is the best shopping center nearby? If the sales are on in store, then maybe I don’t need to go to an outlet? Do you know when the sales finish?

    • Hi Roya,
      We wouldn’t recommend going to a mall, as these tend to be on the outskirts of Rome and have more run-of-the-mill chain stores rather than the independent boutiques or designers that make Italy so interesting. Instead, try to take advantage of the saldi in town, which should still be going on as late as mid-February.

      Let us know if we can help with anything else!

  84. Savina says:

    I’ll be in Milan on 1 of May. Is Il Salvagente open then?

  85. Tatiana says:

    Is there someone to know if Il Salvagente in Milan works on 1 May

  86. Vivian says:


    I’m planning on visiting Florence and its outlets (The Mall and Space). I read on one of your replies that the easiest way to get to these outlets is to hire a driver. I was wondering if you could recommend a service or driver?

  87. Sofie says:


    I hope everything i fine with you!

    I wonder if there is any factory outlets near Sanremo? Preferable shoes, handbags and childrenswear…

    Thank you in advande!


    • Walks of Italy says:

      Hi Sofie! The closest outlet is Mondovicino in Cuneo, Piemonte.You can take the CityTouring bus from Sanremo (Piazzale Dapporto behind the station) everyday at 8:30AM with return service leaving the outlet at 4:45PM. Happy shopping and be sure to let us know about your experience!

  88. Pamela says:


    I need some helps please, going to Rome end of april, would like to buy some outlets brands bags/shoes ( dior, miu miu, gucci) :-), do you know the nearest outlet mall from Roma and how far is it from the vatican also about how cheap buying brands outlet… Thanks in advance:-)

  89. Hossam says:


    I just wonder if Serravalle designers outlet has ralphlauren outlet ??

  90. nata says:

    I’m going to be in Rome from 28/06-05/07. Do I have any chance for summer sales beginning?

    • Walks of Italy says:

      Hi Nata, sales start sometime between the first and second week of July, so you should see some discounts in stores. Some brands launch a pre-sale a few weeks beforehand, so keep an eye out for the “saldi”. Happy shopping and let us know if you have any questions!

  91. Sarah says:

    Hi! I will be in Rome next month and I would like to visit the Prada Space Outlet in Montevarchi. May you suggest the best option that I can take in terms of transportation? How many minutes or hours does it take from Rome to Montevarchi and how much would be the cost? Appreciate your answers. Thanks!

    • Walks of Italy says:

      Ciao Sarah! To get to the Prada Space Outlet from Rome you’d have to take the train to Florence (90 minutes, approx 30 euro) and then take another train from Santa Maria Novella or Campo di Marte to Montevarchi, then grab a taxi (35 or 55 mins + 5 mins taxi, approximately 15 euro). Therefore the trip will take about 2.5 hours and cost 45 euro each way. Have you also considered the Castel Romano Designer Outlet? Prada does not have a store there, but there is a wide range of Italian luxury brands and the outlets are approximately 20 minutes from Rome. Let us know if you have any questions!

  92. Sarah says:

    Thank you for your reply dear. How about if we rent a car from Rome to Montevarchi? Do you have any idea how much is the cost? Could you suggest any rent a car company who can take us there?

    • Walks of Italy says:

      Ciao! We think our How to Get Around Italy on a Budget will be a great resource if you plan on renting a car! If you book a car in advance, it usually costs around €40-60 per day plus the cost of gas. Some of our favorite booking companies are Autoeurope and Maggiore Rent. Let us know if you have any questions!

  93. YH says:

    Hi, i saw your reply above saying that the summer sale usually starts the beginning of the second week of July, while the winter sale usually starts the first week of January. Both go for about six weeks.
    i am planning a trip to Milan & Florence in Jan 2015, should the sales starts from the 1st of Jan or from the weekend of the 1st week, so, will it be on Jan o3, 2015 (Sat)?

    many thanks in advance.

    • Walks of Italy says:

      Ciao! The official dates have not yet been released, but the sales usually start the first Saturday of the month but are subject to change. Many stores do offer pre-sale items after Christmas. Let us know if you have any questions!

  94. mehrnoosh says:

    which out let has chip price in italy
    thank u so much for your attention

    • Walks of Italy says:

      Ciao! Italy’s outlets offer great discounts on designer brands. Do let us know which area of Italy you will be visiting so we can suggest some outlets nearby.

  95. Oyinkansola says:

    I will be attending the Micam Shoevent in Rho Fiera, Milan in August 2014. Although I would only like to buy a few designer stuff, I’d like to go to outlet malls in Florence as well as Milan. Is this necessary? Or will I find relatively similar items on display in both cities?
    Also, how do I get from Rho Fiera to Florence? Thanks.

    • Walks of Italy says:

      Ciao! Summer sales start in July, so you may still find some discounted items in designer stores when you arrive in August. If you’re looking for a wide selection you may want to check out the outlet malls, but we’d also suggest some great stores in our Where to Shop in Milan post! To get to Florence, we’d suggest taking the red metro line from Rho Fiera to the Cadorna station, then transferring to the green line and taking the train to Centrale (Central Station). Due to the high season, we suggest booking your tickets in advance. Buon viaggio!

  96. Chi says:

    Hi. I will be going to Rome in July 19. Is the castel romano outlet the best place to shop for designer bags? Or since its sale season all stores are on sale? Also im planning to buy leather bags or wallets from a reputable local shop. What brand can you recommend? Thanks.

    • Walks of Italy says:

      Ciao Chi, the outlet is great for finding deals on designer bags, but the sales will be in full swing when you’re in Rome so we’d suggest shopping in the city, especially if you only have one day in Rome. Do you have a specific budget for the bag you’re looking for? Do you prefer a famous designer or local artisan? Let us know so we can help!

  97. Eric says:

    Ciao. We are planning to visit Florence this April 2015, do you think there would be a sale in the outlets during those months? I mean, will the prices be cheaper than in the city? Thank you very much.

    • Walks of Italy says:

      Ciao Eric! Outlet prices are almost always cheaper than city prices, however most of the sales take place in January and August. You may find some further discounts, however, while you are shopping in April. Let us know if you have any questions!

      • Eric says:

        Ciao. Thank you for the reply. Now, im curious to travel this January in Milan instead. I have been to Castel Romano last August and visited the last day of sale. It was OK for some stores but got some good deals too. Will let you know then if we can make it this January. 🙂

  98. Jo Anne says:

    Hi there!

    Can you sell me any tip where to find MONCLER outlet in Venice region?

    • Walks of Italy says:

      Ciao Joanne! There is a Moncler wholesaler about 1 hour from Venice located in via Marco Polo, 1 in Trebaseleghe (Province of Padova). We suggest giving them a call before organizing a trip to the store to verify the hours at +39 049 93 87 226. Happy shopping 🙂

  99. Anna says:

    Ciao! I’m planning a trip to Italy sometime at the end of March/beginning of April 2014. Which place would be the best to buy women suits and other clothing? I like Prada, Burberry, Gucci as I know their clothing well.
    I do have a bit of a dilemma as I know the sales run in August. My questions would be, do you think for what I’m after, it is worth postponing until August? Are the sales in outlets quite significant as it comes clothing? Or perhaps the sales are proper sales only in the city?
    Thank you so much! Anna

    • Walks of Italy says:

      Ciao Anna, Italy has dozens of amazing brands and stylists to choose from – it all depends on your personal taste! The sales usually start the first weekend of July, in both the big cities as well as the outlets. Happy shopping!

  100. jj says:

    Hi Walks for Italy.

    I was hoping to find some prada in rome. I couldn’t see it listed on the outlets for rome. I read good things about the space in montevarchi. Is it worth while taking the train all the way there or is there somewhere i can get it in rome? thank you!

    • Walks of Italy says:

      Hi JJ,

      Try Via Condotti in Rome, near the Spanish Steps. You should find some Prada there! 🙂 If not, you can try the Castel Romano Designer Outlet about 20 minutes from Rome.

  101. Ifigenia says:

    Ciao!I’m visiting Rome with a girlfriend on April and we wanted to figure out where are the best places to shop for Italian designer bags/shoes in discount.You see,we only have 1-2 days to go shopping and we’re trying to plan ahead, so that we won’t be overwhelmed when we get there!

    • Walks of Italy says:

      Ciao! Both of the options listed in this article for Rome are great for discounted bags and shoes! Otherwise, you can shop in Rome for full-priced items: the Italian saldi or sales for regular stores (non-outlets) are only twice a year in July and near Christmastime. Let us know if you have any other questions!

  102. Hayati says:

    Hi, We will be in Rome and Milan in February. Is the January sale still continues till feb? We have the eurail pass for Italy. Is it possible to use it to go to any outlet?

  103. Natalia says:

    Hey guys, I live in Bologna and lately I’ve discovered this outlet near my city, it just so cool, they have a lot of famous brands clothing at really good prices. I will link you the website http://www.fashionoutlet.it/
    Have a great day 🙂

  104. Shadi says:

    İ will appreciate if you recommend me the best places in italy for buying antiques and home accessories like candle holders,vases,….

    • Walks of Italy says:

      Hi Shadi,

      Each city and town in Italy is filled with various antique shops and boutiques, it would be impossible to give you names of each. That said, look out for antique fairs such as Milan’s weekly open-air antique market near the Navigli. You can find the calendar here. For other cities, search for “Antiquariato” to find antiques!

  105. Kim Nugent says:

    We are travelling in August 2015
    My understanding is that the Prada outlet (Space) closes for 2 weeks and the dates are not same year to year
    How can I find out August 2015 closure dates


    • Walks of Italy says:

      Hi Kim,

      Though we didn’t find a designated website for “space” outlet mall, if the mall does close in August, it’s likely that it closes the middle two weeks of August, as it falls around Ferragosto, a very important Italian (and Catholic) holiday that is August 15th. That said, we found that here that The Mall, another great outlet in Florence, should be open in August all of August besides the 15th.

  106. Atefeh says:

    I’m going to Como in 2 weeks is there any outlet mall close to Como? I want designer outlet mall.

    • Walks of Italy says:

      Hi Atefeh,

      Actually, the closest outlet mall from Como is in Switzerland, just a very short drive across the border from Como. Foxtown is a designer outlet with 120 designer outlet shops including Armani, Burberry, Cerruti, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Hugo Boss, Missoni, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, YSL, Valentino, Versace and more.

  107. Carlie says:


    I’m heading to Rome in a couple of days and looking for a romantic lace wedding dress. Are there any bridal outlets around? Or can you recommend anywhere to look for this?


    • Walks of Italy says:

      Hi Carlie,

      In recent years many of the Atelier that sell wedding gowns have added at least a section (some bigger than others) where you can find discounted dresses. Though we’ve never gone bridal gown shopping, we saw online some outlets such as Protagonisti at Via della Magliana 44/52 and Stile di Sara at via Aurelia 369-377. Good luck!

  108. Betty says:

    Does anyone know of any Roger Vivier outlets?

  109. Faisal says:

    actually I went to milan this summer and I went to serrvalle outlet and the foxtown, I liked the serrvalle more but the problem that I couldn’t find a lot of brand dresses for children.
    I want to know what is best mall in Italy that have many variety of dresses for children with best price?
    I’m looking for summer clothes not winter.

  110. Ivy says:


    İ will appreciate if you recommend me Max Mara (coat) and Brunello Cucinelli outlet store. I will be in Northern Italy( Milan Venice and Florence area). Thank you!

    • Walks of Italy says:

      Hi Ivy,

      You can find a Max Mara outlet at Salvagente Outlet Mall Milano and we believe there’s a Brunello Cucinelli outlet in Perugia, Umbria.

  111. Donna Mangan says:

    Can you please tell me where to get Italian linen and silk dresses and tops at a good price. Wholesale price Thanks Donna

  112. Luxaccess says:

    Very nice written and quite impressive work

  113. Luxxa says:

    I can’t imagine my life without outlet shops 😀

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