Italians love to shop and they love high fashion, but that doesn't mean they always love paying top prices. Shop like they do at the Fidenza Village outlet shopping center near Parma.
Fidenza Village opened in 2003 and has more than 100 boutique shops. You'll be able to browse the selections for brands such as Versace, Missoni, Armani, Diesel, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, and Furla. It's located in the Emilia-Romagna region not far from the city of Parma, and the design of the outdoor shopping center is reportedly meant to evoke some of Giuseppe Verdi's opera sets.
Fidenza Village is right on the A1 Autostrada, one of Italy's main highways, and there is train service to the town of Fidenza. You can catch the shuttle from Fidenza's train station to the outlet center, or you can even get a daily shuttle that runs from Milan right to the outlet center (a one-way ticket on the shuttle costs €20). The shopping center is open daily from 10am-8pm.