Tuscany is famous for its breathtaking landscapes, art cities, good food and excellent wine. But do not forget that Tuscany is also an ideal destination for shopping.
In the large cities of Florence and Siena, there are many designer brand shops and boutiques but also smaller workshops, managed by local craftsmen, street markets and craftwork markets.
The smaller cities and towns have local artisan shops as well as weekly food markets and fish markets. If you are interested in designer brand shopping for clothes designed by Italian stylists, shoes and household wares, there are various shopping outlets in Tuscany where you can find good bargains.
If you are interested in brands of Italian stylists and items of international brands, then visit some of these outlets while staying in Tuscany. Gucci, Prada, Cavalli and many other Italian and international brands are found in the shopping malls and shops in Tuscany:
- Valdichiana Outlet Village
105km from Podere Monti (1hour, 30 min). Valdichiana Outlet Village is one of the best fashion shopping centres in Tuscany, not to be missed if you are in search of a real and true outlet – tour in Tuscany. Situated in a splendid backdrop between the provinces of Arezzo and Siena, the complex is featured by a charming and fascinating architecture, with all the prestigious Italian and international brands such as Conte of Florence, Replay, Enrico Coveri, Fornarina, Benetton, Puma, Sisley, Bassetti, Bata and many others. In the 140 shops make the most of 30% to 70% discounts all the year round.
- Barberino Designer Outlet
92km from Podere Monti (1 hour, 10 minutes by car) Barberino del Mugello (Florence).
There are over 100 shops of the best brands selling everything from clothes to cosmetics, from electrical appliances to scarves. The most famous brands are Prada, D & G, Lacoste, Furla, Polo Ralph Laurent, Belstaff and Calvin Klein. Then there’s also Puma, Adidas, Pinko, Guess, Coccinelle, Pupa, Marlboro Classics, Docksteps, Lagostina and Bormioli just to mention a few.
- The Mall
86km from Podere Monti (1 hour, 10 minutes by car) The Mall is the most famous outlet in Tuscany and one of the first to open in the region. It is a shopping mall specialized in high fashion brands. Here, you can go shopping directly at the shops of Gucci, Ferragamo, Cavalli, Armani, Valentino and Tod as well as other Italian fashion houses. Amongst international fashion designers there are Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Stella McCartney and Yves Saint Laurent and many more.