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5 best outlets in the vicinity of Milan: where to go and how to get there

There are not many outlets in Milan itself: the largest and most interesting are located outside it, and some are at a very decent distance. But this is not a problem here - the transport connection is very well established. That is why BlogoItaliano decided to devote a separate article to the most noteworthy outlets in the vicinity of Milan and briefly orient where it is better to go and how to get to each of them.

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Serravalle Designer Outlet

Outlet Serravalle - the brainchild of the notorious McArthurGlen network - is located about 100 km from Milan. This is the largest and most famous outlet for our tourists in the vicinity of the Italian capital of shopping.

Here you can dress the whole family from small to large. The assortment of men's classic luxury brands is especially good.

The female half was a little less fortunate in this regard: the choice is not so wide, and there may be problems with the size. But this, rather, because of the boundless love of the fair sex for shopping, all the best does not go to sales and simply does not reach the shelves of the outlet.

Serravalle is a whole town on whose territory there is everything

Serravalle is a whole town on whose territory there is everything to carefreely go shopping: dozens of cafes, recreation areas, a playground, etc.

In order not to get lost, immediately take a card at the entrance. It is quite detailed and will help you navigate the terrain.

180 different brands opened their boutiques in this outlet

In this outlet, 180 different brands opened their boutiques: from luxury to simpler and more affordable, so you can safely go here with almost any budget.

Discounts all year round from 30 to 70%. By the way, there is also a Russian-speaking staff, so even without knowledge of the language it will be quite comfortable to shop.

Outlet opening hours: daily from 10:00 to 20:00.

Address: Via della Moda, 1, 15069 Serravalle Scrivia (AL)

How to get to Serravalle Outlet

The easiest way to get to Serravalle Outlet from Milan is to use one of the shuttle services. They depart from several stops in the center of Milan 3-4 times a day.

Buses of the company Zani Viaggi carry out regular flights from stops at the Central Station and Piazza Cairoli:

  • Central Station - 09:00, Piazza Cairoli - 09:30. Back - 16:15. Ticket: € 20 (2018).
  • Central Station - 09:30, Piazza Cairoli - 10:00. Return - 17:00. Ticket: € 20.
  • Central Station - 10:30, Piazza Cairoli - 11:00. Back - 19:30. Ticket: € 25.
  • Central Station - 13:00, Piazza Cairoli - 13:30. Back - 20:15. Ticket: € 20.

Please note that the ticket price is indicated on both sides. There is also a VIP-tariff for € 45, which gives an additional 10% discount in stores, a coupon for lunch at one of the outlet restaurants and access to the Guest Lounge.

In order not to wander around Milan in search of a ticket office on the eve of departure, when all the seats on the bus can already be bought out, it is better to purchase tickets in advance - via the Internet. Moreover, their cost does not change from this. You can buy bus tickets to Serravalle online on this site.

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Another carrier with regular flights to Serravalle is Autostradale Viaggi. Her buses also depart from several points in the city.

  • From Piazza Duomo (next to the taxi rank) at 10:00 and 13:00.
  • From the Central Station (opposite Hotel Gallia) at 10:00 and 12:30.
  • From Corso Buenos Aires, 7 (at the junction with Viale Tunisia) at 10:05 and 12:35.

Return: at 16:30, 18:30, 20:30 to the same stops. Return ticket for all routes - € 20 (2018).

Finally, you can get to Serravalle Outlet by train. To do this, take the train to Genoa at the Milan Central Station and get off at the Arquata Scrivia station. Buses run from it to the outlet all day. True, the train does not run too often, and it is better to check the schedule in advance.

Fidenza village

A boutique village 60 km from Milan, part of The Bicester Village Shopping Collection, which owns outlets in several other European countries and China.

Compared to Serravalle, Fidenza is smaller and does not offer such a large assortment of men's clothing. But, nevertheless, on the territory of the town there are about 100 different shops, so there are plenty to choose from.

In Fidenza Village there are boutiques of both eminent luxury brands and more affordable ones. In addition, there is a very good selection of shoes and accessories, there are several sports stores (in particular, Nike and Asics) and a home goods hypermarket in a nearby shopping center.

This boutique village is 60 km from Milan.

It’s easy to navigate the territory of the outlet, since all the boutiques are lined up along one street. In addition, there are not so many people here and you can safely go shopping without too much crush.

A nice bonus is the various necessary services, such as shopping hands-free (€ 8) and a personal stylist. If your purchases are packed up for a couple of suitcases, they can be sent home by DHL. And suitcases, by the way, can be bought right on the spot - in the Samsonite brand boutique.

Outlet opening hours: daily from 10:00 to 20:00

Address: Via S. Michele Campagna, Chiusa Ferranda, Fidenza PR

How to get to Fidenza Village from Milan

Fidenza Village is best reached by the Shopping Express shuttle, which leaves daily from Piazza Duomo at 9:45 and Piazza della Repubblica at 10:15. The trip takes a little more than an hour. Back to Milan, the bus leaves at 17:30.

It’s better to double-check the current schedule on the outlet’s website, because it can change. The price of an adult round-trip ticket is € 20.

Shuttle Shopping Express daily leaves with Piazza Duomo

Another way to get to the outlet from Milan is by train from Milano Centrale in the direction of Bologna. Exit at Fidenza Station.

The trains are sent regularly with an interval of 15-20 minutes (in the evening - 30-40 minutes). One way ticket will cost € 9.5 (2018). Buses run from the station to the outlet.

Vicolungo The Style Outlets

The large outlet Vicolungo is located a 40-minute drive from Milan, and about 150 different shops are represented on its territory.

In Vicolungo, a very wide selection of clothes and shoes in casual style and a good range of children. Mostly mass-market brands are represented here. There are also luxury ones, but there are very few of them.

Vikolungo has a wide selection of casual clothes and shoes.

This is an ideal place if you do not plan to allocate a large amount of money for shopping. Well, or you are planning, but on your budget you want to buy not 3-4 things, but a whole wardrobe. Favorite brands of many are Benetton, Calzedonia, Intimissimi, Calvin Klein, Pepe Jeans, Mango, Geox, Liu Jo, and even with discounts of up to 70% - a simple paradise for a shopaholic.

Opening hours: daily from 10:00 to 20:00

Address: Piazza S. Caterina Ang. Via Papa Giovanni XXIII, 28060 Vicolungo (NO)

How to get to Vicolungo Outlet from Milan

Regular shuttles from Largo Cairoli go to the Vicolongo Outlet. The stop is located near the Milan Visitor Center. The bus leaves for the outlet at 10:30, and back at 16:30. A round-trip ticket costs € 20.

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Regular shuttles from Largo Cairoli go to Vicolongo Outlet.

By showing your ticket at the information desk, you can get a discount card. She gives an additional 10% discount (valid during the day).

Franciacorta

The Franciacorta outlet opened relatively recently, but is rapidly gaining popularity. It is located about 100 km from Milan, and on its territory there are about 150 boutiques, including clothes, shoes, underwear, sporting goods and cosmetics.

Franciacorta is more specialized in mid-range manufacturers. Representatives of the “major league" are relatively few.

Franchacort presents mid-range products

Among the shops in Franciacorta, there are many Italian manufacturers of household utensils. Therefore, if you wanted to buy dishes from Bormioli Rocco or drink aromatic coffee in the morning from a high-tech De'Longhi coffee machine, you are definitely here.

In addition to shopping, the Franciacorta administration also took care of the entertainment. For example, you can go directly from Outlet Village to a two-hour tasting tour of local wineries.

Opening hours: daily from 10:00 to 20:00

Address: Piazza Cascina Moie, 1/2, 25050 Rodengo-Saiano BS

How to get to Franciacorta Outlet from Milan

The most convenient way to get to Franciacorta - on the shuttle from Largo Cairoli. The stop is near the Milan Visitor Center. Departure time to the outlet is 11:30, back - 18:00. Travel in both directions will cost € 20 (2018), and the journey will take about one and a half hours.

The bus stop is next to Milan Visitor Center

A ticket from the shuttle entitles you to get a discount card with an additional 10% discount (valid for the day).

Foxtown factory store

Surprisingly, an outlet located in Switzerland appeared on our list of the best outlets in the vicinity of Milan. It turned out that getting to it from Milan is even easier than to most Italian boutique towns: FoxTown is only 60 kilometers from the Italian fashion capital.

Foxtown is not a village, like many other outlets, but a multi-storey shopping center. Under its roof you can find boutiques of 250 brands with factory-level prices. The outlet assortment includes many exclusive and elite brands: Prada, Versace, Valentino, Salvatore Ferragamo, Roberto Botticelli, Missoni, Gucci, Blumarine, Furla, etc.

Foxtown is a multi-story shopping center

True, shopping in Foxtown is fraught with some inconvenience. Firstly, a different currency. The Swiss franc is in circulation here, so cash in euros will have to be changed at the box office. Fortunately, such a service is available directly in the shopping center.

Secondly, the working day in Foxtown is somewhat shorter than in Italy outlets. Another minus - the prices for Italian brands here are 20-40% higher than in Italy itself. True, this is offset by the large size range and the completeness of the collections, which in Italy can be far from everywhere.

Finally, an unpleasant nuance with tax-free. In Switzerland, making a refund is not very profitable, since no more than 4% of the amount of checks will be returned (there is lower tax). Although there is a plus - you don’t need to go anywhere, you can return immediately.

Opening hours: daily from 11:00 to 19:00

Address: Via Angelo Maspoli 18, 6850 Mendrisio, Switzerland.

The outlet can be reached by shuttle bus or train

How to get to FoxTown Factory Store outlet from Milan

FoxTown has regular shuttle flights from Largo Cairoli. As with previous outlets, the shuttle stop is located near the Milan Visitor Center. Flights depart twice a day: at 10:00 and 13:00. Conversely - at 16:00 and 19:15. Ticket price - € 20 round trip (2018).

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Alternatively, you can reach the outlet by train. To do this, take the train from Milano Centrale to Lugano and get off at the Mendrisio station. From the station to the outlet you can walk on foot - the road will take about 10 minutes.

In the end

The choice of outlets in the vicinity of Milan is the widest in Italy and, hopefully, this article helped to find out where to go better and how to get there.

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