Italy is one of the best shopping destinations in the world. From the big name fashion houses like Prada and Gucci to small artisans located in tiny towns, to outlet malls and factory stores near Italy’s main cities, there is something for everyone. For this post, the team at Tour Italy Now is here to help you find the very best outlet shopping in Italy.
Outlet Malls and Factory Stores
Located just outside of Italy’s major cities Tour Italy Now can can find well organized shopping malls and slightly obscure factory shops that all have deep discounts on clothes, shoes bags and more from the biggest names in Italian fashion.
Located to the south of Rome about 15 miles from the city center this organized shopping center is the destination for great prices on luxurious Frette sheets and textiles, colorful Etro scarves and ties, Valentino gowns and Feragamo shoes. There is a shuttle bus that leaves from either Termini station or near the Vatican three times a day. The roundtrip cost is €13. There are cafes and restaurants and free wifi for when you need to take a break and refuel for more shopping.Via Ponte di Piscina Cupa 64 00128 Castel Romano Monday – Thursday 10am – 8pm Friday – Sunday 10am – 9pm
This colorful shopping center is the place to go for well known names like Superga, the sought after classic Italian sneakers, Bialetti, the manufacturer of the iconic coffee maker and Miss Sixty jeans. There is a shuttle service is available on saturday, sunday, tuesday, thursday and on public holidays. The roundtrip cost is €7Via della Pace località Pascolaro 00038 Valmontone Monday – Friday: 10am – 8pm Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 10am – 9pm
The newest of the outlet malls near Rome, Soratte is located on autostrade heading towards Florence. The draw here is the cryptically named Diffussione Tessile where you will find dresses and coats from Max Mara and Marina Rinaldi. Shuttle bus service from your hotel in Rome can be arranged for € 20. That price includes a restaurant voucher and a 10 discount shopping pass.Piazza Felice Abballe, 1 00060 Sant’Oreste Monday-Sunday 10am-8pm
A dedicated factory store for all things Max Mara is located on the southern outskirts of Rome in Pomezia.S.S.PONTINA KM.28,400 Tel. +39 06 9105673 Monday – Sunday 10am-7:30pm Closed Sundays for the month of June
Located in a Roman suburb you can get rock bottom prices on Bulgari jewels, bags and sunglasses.Via Aurelia 1052 Tel. +39 06 6617071 Monday-Friday 10am – 6pm
Small artisan factories in the towns outside of Florence are where many of your favorite designers create the bags, shoes and clothing we all love so much. The actual factories are off limits, but special outlet malls and shops are not.
If you only have time for one outlet shopping excursion this is the place. This elegant open air center only 30 minutes from Florence has all of the heavy hitters. Gucci bags, Todd loafers and an elegant Pucci caftan for your Amalfi Coast trip are all here. You will also find elegant La Perla lingerie, Fendi furs and shoes and Loro Piano, one of Italy’s most luxurious cashmere producers. There is a public bus and a shuttle bus service that can be arranged from your hotel.via Europa 8, Leccio Reggello Monday-Sunday 10am – 7pm
Located 40 minutes to the north of Florence, this well laid out outlet mall is the spot to snag great prices on stripy Missoni pieces and elegant Prada ready to wear and accessories. There is a daily shuttle bus service that departs from Piazza Stazione Santa Maria Novella twice daily. The roundtrip cost is €15.Via Meucci snc
50031 Barberino di Mugello Monday – Friday 10am – 8pm Saturday and Sunday 10am – 9pm The Space (Prada Factory Store)
The official name is The Space, but this is the Prada factory store you have heard about. Here you will find men’s and women’s clothes, shoes, sunglasses, purses and perfume, as well as the Miu Miu brand. If you are visiting during high season, you will have to get a number from the machine near the front door as the number of people allowed inside the store is controlled. There is a cafe where you can wait for your turn.
The Prada outlet is about 30 minutes from Florence and you can take a local train and short taxi ride to this enormous fashion mecca. We suggest keeping a copy of the the address and phone number for the taxi driver, just in case.Levanella Spaceo Strada Statale 69, Montevarchi. Tel: +39 55 978 9481 Monday-Friday 10:30am-7:30pm Saturday 9:30am-7:30pm Sunday10:30am-7:30pm
60% off Armani, Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Dolce e Gabbana, Prada, Brunello Cucinelli, just to name a few of the designers you will find all under one roof. This shopping hot spot is easily reached by public transportation.Via F.lli Bronzetti 16 Tel +39 02 7611 0328
The designers you will find among the 180 stores include Armani, Prada, Versace and Dolce & Gabbana. There is shuttle bus service from both Milan and Turin. The roundtrip cost is €20.Via della Moda, 1 15069 Serravalle Scrivia Monday-Sunday 10am – 8pm
Armani Factory Store
Located Nineteen miles north of Milan near the town of Como, this is Armani’s largest factory store in Europe and carries the full range of the brand, including Giorgio Armani, Armani Junior, and Armani Casa.13 Strada Provinciale per Bregnano, Vertemate; Tel +39 031 887 373. Monday–Saturday 9:30am–7 pm
There are only two Marni outlets in the world and this is one of them. Located in the Ortica suburb in Milan.1 Via Tajani; Tel: +39 02 7104 0332. Monday–Friday 10am–5pm Saturday 10am-6pm