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Anti-Mafia Tour

Anti-Mafia Tour (Palermo) – the Addiopizzo Travel agency specializes in showing tourists Palermo area sites associated with the island’s long-time struggle against the Mafia. In particular, it conducts “ethical tours” of Sicily, encouraging both locals and visitors to patronize businesses that refuse to pay protection money (known locally as “pizzo”) to organized crime outfits. It […]

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Via del Governo Vecchio

Via del Governo Vecchio (Via del Governo Vecchio, Rome) – this area has a number of retailers carrying apparel from many of Italy’s well-known designers. This area may be worth a visit, since one can find items not yet available elsewhere. This shopping strip has even more history than Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, […]

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Via del Corso

  Via del Corso (Rome) – with the Vatican City on the left side of the Tiber River, this shopping corridor, Via del Corso, stands east of the river. Known for being one of the few avenues in Rome that goes on a straight north-south direction (in a city notorious for its winding snake-like streets), […]

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The Mall

The Mall (Via Europa 8, Leccio Reggello) – this mall is located 30 minutes east of Florence (via car on Autostrada A1, Incisa exit), in the Tuscan hills. The retailers present here include: Alexander McQueen, Armani Jeans, Balenciaga, Bottega Veneta, Burberry, Emanuel Ungaro, Ermenegildo Zegna, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, La Perla, Loro Piana, Pucci, Salvatore […]

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Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet

  Noventa Di Piave Designer Outlet (Via Marco Polo 1, Noventa di Piave) — owned by the London-based shopping center chain McArthur Glen Designer Outlets, and located 40 km northeast of Venice (30 minute drive) (via Austostrada A4), this is a more upscale shopping experience, for both locals and visitors, offering discounts (of as much […]

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La Reggia Designer Outlet

La Reggia Designer Outlet (S.P.336 Sannitica, Marecianise) – La Reggia Designer Outlet (S.P. 336 Sannitica, Marecianise) — owned by the London-based shopping center chain McArthur Glen Designer Outlets, and located 15 km. from Aeroporto di Capodichino (off of Autostrada A1, that connects Naples to Rome, “Caserta Sud – Marcianise” exit), this is a more upscale […]

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Il Forum Termini

Il Forum Termini (Stazione Termini, Repubblica, Rome) – this shopping center, located within Rome’s major train terminal, has over 50 shops (ranging from Benetton, to Geox, Desigual, Fiorucci, FootLocker, L’Occitane, Nike, Reebok, Sephora, and Swatch), as well as other retailers (like cell phone stores and newsmagazine outlets) convenience stores, and various eateries. What makes this […]

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Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II

Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II (Milan) – built during the later 1800s, this is reputed to be the oldest shopping mall in the world, and is currently Milan’s premiere shopping destination. Named after the first king of the Kingdom of Italy, there are luxury retailers selling high fashion, jewelry, books & paintings, along with restaurants, cafes […]

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Fidenza Village Chic Outlet Shopping

Fidenza Village Chic Outlet Shopping (Via San Michele Campagna, Località Chiusa Ferranda, Fidenza (Parma)) – located an hour’s drive southeast of Milan (via Autostrada A1), halfway toward Bologna, and just outside of Parma, this American-style shopping center offers shoppers an array of apparel and other retail brands to choose from. Retailers present here include: Armani […]

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Castel Romano Designer Outlet

  Castel Romano Designer Outlet (Via Ponte di Piscina Cupa 64, Rome) – owned by the London-based shopping center chain McArthur Glen Designer Outlets, and located 25 km. southwest of Rome (via Route SS148), this is a more upscale shopping experience, for both locals and visitors, offering discounts (of as much as 70%) for much […]