What to Buy in Sorrento

Italian dinnerware

Sorrento Shopping – Typical Sorrentine Products to Buy: In the historical centre of Sorrento, shopping is unavoidable. Everywhere one walks, from the seafront to the narrow side streets and pedestrian precinct, there are shops and stalls everywhere, many selling souvenirs with the Sorrento trademark lemon-patterns. Typical Sorrentine Products Intarsio – Inlaid wood is very popular […]

Caving in to Limoncello Temptations at Limonoro

Limonoro Limoncello

Limonoro Is a Great Shop For Limoncello Shopping: Sorrento is famous for its limoncello and in this tourist town in the south of Italy, just about every other shop has some kind of limoncello or the creamier crema di limoni for sale. Walk around the pedestrian precinct and you’ll come across some shops offering free […]

Noventa Designer Outlet – Venice

Veneto Designer Outlet

Veneto Designer Outlet – Inspired by the Palazzi of Venice: The Castel Romano Designer Outlet is a regular shopping stop for us whenever in Rome and it was only on our latest trip to Venice that we managed to find time to visit McArthurGlen’s Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet situated outside of Venice. The Noventa […]

How to Get to Castel Romano from Termini Station

Castel Romano Shuttle Bus

Castel Romano Shuttle Bus Services: Over the years we have visited the Castel Romano designer outlet in Rome on many occasions and as can be seen from the comments and queries we’ve received, there’s been many questions asked about how to get to Castel Romano from Rome city centre. Castel Romano Shuttle from Rome Termini […]

Rome Shopping – Castel Romano Designer Outlet

Castel Romano Designer Outlet

Rome Shopping – Designer Outlet Malls: Rome is shopper’s paradise and people who love fashion and all things stylish will certainly have a great time shopping in the Eternal City.  If you like designer fashion, Via Condotti is where  all the upmarket designer labels are.  Unfortunately, not many of us have shopping budgets that can […]

Fidenza Village Designer Outlet – Parma

Shopping in Italy

A designer outlet inspired by the operas of Verdi: Chic Designer Shopping’s Fidenza Village is set close to Parma, the charming, artistic and gastronomic centre of Italy. There are 90 luxury outlet boutiques and you’ll find Valentino, Dolce & Gabana, Missoni, Versace, Bikkembergs and many other labels here, with year round discounts of up to […]

How to Get to Castel Romano from the Vatican, Rome

Castel Romano Shuttle Bus

Castel Romano Shuttle Bus Service from Piazza Risorgimento: If your Rome hotel is in the vicinity of the Vatican, you can now catch the  Castel Romano shuttle bus from Piazza Risorgimento to the Castel Romano Designer Outlet.  You do not have to make the trip to Termini Station to catch the Castel Romano shuttle that […]

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II – Milan’s Living Room

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan

Il Salotto di Milano is Milan’s most Luxurious Shopping Arcade: Milan’s most luxurious shopping arcade is often referred to as “Il Salotto di Milano” or Milan’s Living Room … and wouldn’t we all love to live here. Designed by Giuseppe Mengoni in 1861 and completed in 1877, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is in Corso Vittorio […]

La Reggia Designer Outlet – Naples

Designer Outlet shopping

Naples has its own designer outlet: La Reggia Designer Outlet, the fifth of McArthurGlen’s Italian designer discount outlet malls opened in February 2010. This is Phase I, with Phase II to follow. The new Naples designer outlet is close to historic city of Caserta and the Amalfi Coast and is within easy reach of the A1 between […]

How to Get your Tax Refund at Rome Fiumicino Airport

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The Process for claiming your Tax Refund at Rome Fiumicino Airport: There are lots of advice on the internet on the process to follow to get your VAT refund at Rome Fiumicino Airport. From our experience at Terminal 3 of Rome Fiumicino Airport, things have changed a little. Note: The Customs offices for VAT tax […]