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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 (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 […]

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YAB

YAB (Via de Sassetti 5-r, Florence) – this club’s acronym means “You Are Beautiful” – which is exactly the crowd it wants to attract: the beautiful people. Within this trendy Florentine nightspot is a series of lounges, including a supper club, and a VIP lounge with bottle service. Popular theme nights include Hip-Hop on Mondays, […]

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Twice

Twice (Via dei Via Giuseppe Verdi 57/r, Santa Croce, Florence) – located a short walk away from Piazza Santa Croce, this is a trendy nightspot with a VIP vibe, but not so pricey. Smokers will warm up to this club, since it has a section just for them. Like many Italian discos, this one plays […]

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Space Electronic

Space Electronic (Via Palazzuolo 37, Florence) –– located in the Santa Maria Novella district, Space Electronic is one of the city’s better-regarded-known nightspots (popular among the local and international university students). The dress code is rather casual (ranging from designer dresses to jeans and t-shirts). The club’s upper level has a sleek chrome-and-glass VIP lounge […]

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Sohal Beach Club

Sohal Beach Club (Via Spiaggia Romana 15, Bacoli, Naples) — the owners of this Naples area beach club succeed in bringing a little of Nikki Beach’s South Beach atmosphere to this part of Italy (complete with its white canopied gazebos). Chillout and House music played there during the weekends. Due to its large space, special […]

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Shari Vari

Shari Vari (Via dei Nari 14, Pantheon, Rome) — located in the city’s historic center (just behind the Pantheon) and a short walk away from the trendy Piazza Navona, this club has a more intimate, lounge feel, right down to one of the walls being used as a video projection screen.