Tuscany is a very interesting territory for visitors, for its cultural, artistic, architectonic, and landscape richness, but not only! Our region offers to shopping lovers different opportunities: from the shopping streets in Florence, where you can find haute couture and small craftsman shops, as well as luxury outlets with the most famous Italian and international fashion brands.
Here is our short guide to shopping and the most important outlets in Tuscany.
Visit The Mall: the most exclusive brands at very reasonable prices
The Mall is located in the heart of Tuscany, at about thirty minutes from Florence and our Hotel. Immersed in green it is the most luxurious outlet in Tuscany, an architectonical space elegant and refined with the most exclusive brands of international fashion. Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Versace, Ermanno Scervino, Fendi, Armani, Lanvin, Alexandre McQueen, Balenciaga, Burberry, Saint Laurent, and many others.
Many shops dedicated to clothing, footwear, perfumes, and gift items for men, women, and children. The outlet hosts also the famous Gucci Caffè. It includes a bar and a restaurant, and with its panoramic terrace overlooking the Tuscan countryside it is the right place for a break from shopping. The menu reflects the philosophy of the outlet: a perfect balance between tradition and innovation with dishes made of local products and a wide selection of wines.
Where: Reggello (Florence) Only 30 minutes from Park Hotel Chianti
Opening hours: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (10 a.m. /8 p.m. in summer) from Monday to Sunday.
Barberino Designer Outlet: discounts up to 70% all year round
Barberino Designer Outlet is not one of the common outlets in Tuscany, but a special place where you can spend a pleasant day going shopping. Located only a few kilometres from Florence, it is a picturesque village ideal for a walk, stop for a break at one of the many bars and restaurants, and let your children play in the children playground.
Polo Ralph Lauren, Prada, Dolce e Gabbana, Nike, Adidas, Bose, Bottega Veneta, Coccinelle, Calvin Klein, Desigual, Hugo Boss, Mercedes Benz, Porsche Design Sport, Napapijiri, Timberland, Wrangler…. Are only some of the brands sold in the more than 100 shops where you can find clothing, footwear, perfumes, home accessories, sports clothing, and much more, with discounts up to 70% all year round.
Where: Barberino di Mugello (Florence) Only 45 minutes from Park Hotel Chianti
Opening hours: from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Monday to Sunday
Shopping in Florence
Apart from the artistic and architectonic beauties that made it famous all over the world, Florence offers many itineraries also to the shopping lovers with solutions for all pockets and tastes. You can start with the famous and characteristic Market of San Lorenzo, full of small souvenirs, to end up at via Tornabuoni, via della Vigna Nuova, and via del Parione with their haute couture shops.
For those looking for something really special, the area of Oltrarno with its Florentine craftsman shops, is the ideal place. The itinerary can start from Ponte Vecchio and continue through Borgo San Jacopo and via Guicciardini, up to Santo Spirito. Via De’ Fossi instead, hosts many antique shops; if you like to stroll among stalls, you must visit the Ciompi Market: a flea market in Santa Croce area where you can find precious and characteristic objects.