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 di Piave Designer Outlet (also known as the Veneto Designer Outlet), opened in September 2008, is McArthurGlen’s fourth Italian designer outlet, with Naples being the fifth.
Designer outlets are usually located 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 Roma, it was a definite goer for us, especially since all my favourite brand names are at the outlet.
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 palazzi of Venice and Treviso. The buildings are laid out along streets, plazas and squares, some of which are lined with covered archways to give you the Venetian feel while you shop – there’s even a gondola to remind you of where you are. The covered archways also ensure that visitors can still carry on with their shopping if the weather is bad.
But most important to designer shoppers are the number of stores and the brand names you can find here – many of which are no longer available at the Castel Romano outlet. There are 140 stores with 200 brand names, including upmarket labels like Armani, Prada, Bikkembergs, Valentino, Les Copains, Paul Smith, Ferragamo, Fendi, Costume National, Blumarine and Sixty, at discounts of up to 70% all year round.
We caught the 10 am shuttle from Piazzale Roma which got us here at about 11 am. As we were returning to Venice on the 2 pm shuttle, that gave us three hours to check out the shops – unfortunately, the next shuttle back was at 7 pm which was a bit late as we had work to do. Three hours was really not enough time to check out all the shops so we targeted those that we were particularly interested in. We managed to buy some shoes and clothing and although we were successful with our shopping trip, I wish we had more time there – excuse for another trip to Venice!
See more photos at Travelsignposts Veneto Designer Outlet gallery Here.
From Monday to Sunday: 10:00 – 20:00 pm
Public Holidays: Centre is closed on June 2nd (National Day)
How to Get to Noventa di Piave 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.
A Free Shuttle Bus Service runs daily from Venice until September 30th.
Departure from Venice Piazzale Roma at Roma at 10:00 and 15:00.
Return from Outlet to Venice at 14:00 and 19:00.
Departure from San Donà di Piave Bus Station:
From Mon – Sat: 09:00 | 10:35 | 11:35 | 16:45 | 18:45 | 19:50
Sundays and Holidays: 14.30 | 16:15 | 17:45 | 18.45 | 19:50
Departure from Veneto Designer Outlet:
From Mon – Sat: 09:20 | 10:55 | 11:55 | 13:25 | 17:05 | 19:05 | 20:10
Sundays and Holidays: 14.50 | 16:30 | 17:55 | 19:00 | 20:10
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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