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.