Designer Outlets – Florence’s other Treasure:
If you’re a designer label junkie, or you’ve got designer label bargain hunting genes, then Florence is the city you’d want to spend some time in. There’s a lot to see and do in Florence so you’ll need to plan well to ensure that you’re not missing out on the city’s wealth of art and culture when you lose yourself in the many designer discount outlets.
Apart from McArthurGlen’s Barberino Designer Outlet in the north of Florence, The Mall is the other huge Designer Outlet centre where you can shop for luxury labels like Agnona, Alexander McQueen, Armani Jeans, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Emanuel Ungaro, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Hogan, I Pinco Pallino, La Perla, Loro Piana, Marni, Pucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sergio Rossi, Stella McCartney, Tod’s, Valentino, Yohji Yamamoto, Yves Saint Laurent …. need I mention more!
Set in the Tuscan Hills, The Mall is a thirty minute drive south of Florence on the way to Leccio. Whilst The Mall was a secret that only Florentines knew about in the past, these days the secret’s out of the bag and there are buses, trains and shuttle services to conveniently get you there from Florence city centre.
There is a daily service from the centre of Florence to and from the Mall. For information and shuttle bus reservations you’ll need to contact the Information Centre on Tel: 055 865 7775.
The local SITA bus company has two runs a day to The Mall. They are located near the train station at:
Autostazione Sita, Via S. Caterina da Siena, 17
Take the train from Florence’s Santa Maria Novella station to Rignano Sull’Arno and continue by taxi to Leccio (about five minutes).
From Florence – Take the A1 motorway towards Rome and take the exit marked Incisa. Take the road on the right towards Pontassieve until you reach Leccio. Continue straight through Leccio and The Mall is on the left.
From Milan – Take the A1 motorway towards Florence/Rome and take the exit marked Incisa. Take the road on the right towards Pontassieve until you reach Leccio. Continue straight through Leccio and The Mall is on the left.
From Rome – Take the A1 motorway towards Florence and take the exit market Incisa. Take the road on the right towards Pontassieve until you reach Leccio. Continue straight through Leccio and The Mall is on the left.
If you don’t fancy finding your way out to the Mall, an easier option might be to book a tour with Viator. With this tour you’ll be taken to the Prada outlet first and then to The Mall. The cost is reasonable for the 7-hour duration of the tour. For further information on this and other Viator shopping tours click here.
Via Europa 8, 50060 Leccio
Tel: +39 055 8657775
Mon – Sun 10:00 – 19:00
For more Designer Discount Outlets in other cities in Europe and the UK , see our Designer Outlet Directory.