SHOP AROUND TUSCANY
Welcome to Florence! When you arrive, you'll check in to our hotel. The balance of the afternoon is at your leisure.
This morning, our local guide will take us on a walking tour of Florence, where we’ll see the Duomo, capped by Brunelleschi’s famous dome and the Ponte Vecchio bridge, known for its jewelry stores. After a break for lunch, we'll visit the Gucci Museum.
We begin our day at the original Prada outlet, attached to the factory, where you'll find a wide array of merchandise from Prada and Miu Miu. Then we'll continue to the Dolce & Gabbana outlet, as well as The Mall, featuring Gucci, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Roberto Cavalli, Bottega Veneta, Tods/Hogan, Valentino, Dior, Ermenegildo Zegna, Salvatore Ferragamo, Loro Piana, Sergio Rossi, Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Stella McCartney, Emilio Pucci. There is also an adjacent Prada outlet.
Florence is famous for leather goods, and we begin our day touring a leather factory where we'll learn about the craftsmanship the Florentines are known for. We take a break from shopping at Castello di Verrazzano, in the heart of the Chianti region, where we'll enjoy a wine tasting accompanied by a sumptuous lunch featuring local Tuscan specialties.
Today we visit the Barberino Designer Outlet, in the Valle della Sieve hills outside Florence. With over 100 stores ranging from luxury goods to moderate brands, as well as home products, cosmetics and lingerie, there's something for everyone at Barberino. You'll find a large Max Mara outlet - the only one in Tuscany - as well as Missoni, Les Copains, Pollini, Furla, Roberto Cavalli, Prada, Mariella Burani, Frette, Bric's, Lacoste, United Colors of Benetton, Ferre and many more. (Click here for a list of all the brands available at Barberino.)