East Midlands Designer Outlet – Nottinghamshire

East Midlands Designer Outlet - A Designer Outlet in Robin Hood country: At East Midlands Designer Outlet there are 70 stores offering favourites like Gap, Levi’s, Ben Sherman, Calvin Klein Jeans, Superdry, LK Bennett, Kurt Geiger, Nike, Barbour and Marks & Spencer at discounts of up to … [Read more...]

Visiting a Murano Glass Factory is a part of any Venice Tour

Murano Glass Factory Tour: A Visit to Arti Veneziane on Giudecca: A visit to a Murano glass factory is part and parcel of any tour of Venice and on this occasion we made a stop at Arti Veneziane alla Giudecca. We have visited a few Murano glass factories in the past, but it is always … [Read more...]

How to Claim Your VAT Refund at Schiphol Airport

Allow Time If You're Claiming Your VAT Tax Refund at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport: Although, we did all our shopping in Italy, Amsterdam was our final port of exit from the EU and this was where we had to have our VAT refund processed.  This was good as it gave us the opportunity to check out the … [Read more...]

Noventa Designer Outlet – Venice

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 … [Read more...]

How to Get to the Noventa Outlet from Venice

Getting to the Noventa Outlet from Venice: The Castel Romano Designer Outlet is one that we regularly visit whenever we are in Rome, but on our latest visit to Venice, we took time to also check out McArthurGlen's Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet on the outskirt of Venice. The Noventa Outlet … [Read more...]

How to Get to Castel Romano from Termini Station

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 … [Read more...]

Rome Shopping – 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 … [Read more...]

Visiting a Silk Carpet Factory in Turkey

Visiting a Silk Carpet Factory in Turkey: On any tour of Turkey, you can be sure of being taken to a carpet factory, usually in Istanbul, and we've done our share of carpet factory visits on our various trips to Turkey. When our tour left Istanbul without a carpet factory visit, I thought that … [Read more...]

Shopping for Bursa Silk at the Koza Han in Bursa

Koza Han was the Centre for the Silk Trade in Bursa: During the Byzantine period Bursa was famous as a silk trading centre and Bursa's silk trade continued to flourish during the Ottoman empire when the Ottoman sultans controlled the trade routes between Europe and Asia. Although the era of the … [Read more...]