Veneto Designer Outlet – Inspired by the Palazzi of Venice:
The Castel Romano Designer Outlet is a regular shopping stop for us whenever we are in Rome. However, on our latest trip to Venice we managed to find time to visit McArthurGlen’s Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet situated outside of Venice.
Also known as Veneto Designer Outlet
The Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet is also known as the Veneto Designer Outlet. The outlet opened in September 2008 and is McArthurGlen’s fourth Italian designer outlet, with Naples being the fifth.
Designer outlets are usually located quite a distance from the main city centres, in regions where rents are much cheaper. However, when I discovered how easy it was to get to the Noventa outlet from Piazzale Tronchetto (previously Piazzale Roma), it was a definite goer for us. With many of my favourite brand names at the outlet, it was hard to resist.
About the Noventa Outlet
All McArthurGlen outlets are designed to reflect the architecture of the region and the architectural design of Noventa Di Piave was inspired by the elegance of the palaces of Venice and Treviso. The buildings are laid out along streets, plazas and squares, some of which are lined with covered archways. As we strolled around the complex, we had a true sense of shopping in Venice – there’s even a gondola to remind us of where we were. We had fine weather during our visit, however the covered archways ensured that we could still carry on with our shopping if the weather turned bad.
140 Designer Stores
But most important to shoppers are the number of stores and the brand names you will find here. Incidentally, many of these brands are no longer available at the Castel Romano outlet. There are 140 stores and we are told that there are more to come in 2017. Some of the 200 brand names include upmarket labels like Armani, Prada, Bottega Veneta, Valentino, Zegna, Paul Smith, Ferragamo, Fendi, Les Copains, Blumarine and Zadig & Voltaire. The greatest drawcard is that there are discounts of up to 70% all year round. On top of this, you can claim VAT refund on your purchases.
Not enough time to shop
We caught the 10 am shuttle from Piazzale Tronchetto which got us here at about 11 am. As we were returning to Venice on the 3 pm shuttle, that gave us four hours to check out the shops. The next shuttle back was at 7 pm which was a bit late as we had work to do.
Four hours was not enough time to check out all the 140 shops so we targeted those that we were particularly interested in. We managed to buy some shoes and clothing and although it was a successful shopping trip for us, I wished we had more time there. Never mind, this was an excuse for another shopping trip to Venice!
See more photos at Travelsignposts Veneto Designer Outlet gallery Here.
From Monday to Sunday: 10:00 – 20:00 pm (open till 21:00 in summer)
How to Get to the Noventa Outlet
Situated in the Triveneto area, the Outlet is less than 40 km from Venice, 30 km from Treviso and 70 km from Padua. It is close to the motorway exit of San Donà di Piave and next to the A4 motorway that connects Venice to Trieste. Furthermore, Veneto Designer Outlet is also served by the nearby railway station of San Donà – Jesolo. There are 2,000 car parking spaces at the Outlet.
There are two shuttle runs daily from Piazzale Tronchetto (in front of the People Mover entrance)
Departure from Venice Piazzale Tronchetto at 10:00 and 14:00. The shuttle stops at Piazzale Lazzaro Giovannacci, Marghera and arrives at the Outlet at 10:50 and 14:50 respectively.
Return from Noventa Outlet to Venice at 15:00 and 19:00. The shuttle stops at Piazzale Lazzaro Giovannacci, Marghera and arrives at Piazzale Tronchetto at 15:50 and 19:50 respectively.
Cost of Return Ticket is 15€. Tickets are sold on the bus. When you arrive at the Outlet, show your ticket to the Information Office to avail yourself of a Daily Card. This gives you an extra 10% off outlet prices, but at participating stores only.
By Bus (ATVO):
Departure from San Donà di Piave Bus Station:
Daily: 09:00 | 9:45 | 10:45 | 11:45 | 12:45 | 13:45 | 14:45 | 15:45 | 16:45 | 17:45 | 18:45 | 19:50
Departure from Veneto Designer Outlet to San Donà :
Daily: 09:15 | 10:15 | 11:15 | 12:15 | 13:15 | 14:15 | 15:15 | 16:15 | 17:15 | 18:15 | 19:15 | 20:15
Check the bus times at www.atvo.it
From Venice Santa Lucia station take the Venezia/Trieste train and get off at Jesolo/San Donà station. From the station catch bus line 21 from San Donà di Piave to the outlet.
From Venice – Take the A4 towards Trieste – San Donà di Piave exit
From Trieste – Take the A4 towards Venice – San Donà di Piave exit
Via Marco Polo, 1
30020 Noventa di Piave (VE) – Italy
Infoline: +39 0421 5741
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