Italy is known for its fashion and design: Some of the world’s most recognized luxury clothing and home decor labels are proudly “made in Italy.” If you love elegant Italian style, head to Castel Romano Designer Outlet to shop for famous designer brands such as Valentino and Versace at a deep discount.
With almost 150 stores offering discounts of up to 70% off of retail prices, this outlet center is popular with bargain hunters. The collection of branded boutiques and factory outlet shops is laid out in an open-air plan with architecture vaguely inspired by the Roman forum. There are also restaurants and cafés, an on-site tax refund service office, and special events held throughout the year.
Consider joining a guided tour including transportation so you can shop 'til you drop without having to worry about getting back and forth between the outlets and Rome's city center. Small-group tours often include pickup and drop-off at Rome hotels, or you can opt for a private tour that includes a shopping assistant for the day.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The shopping center has a number of stores for children, an outdoor play area, and frequently entertainment, so this is a fun excursion for the entire family.
- All the stores in the outlet center accept credit cards or cash in euros.
- Castel Romano Designer Outlet is in a beautiful setting mostly outdoors, so be sure to dress for the weather. Also wear comfortable shoes, as there is a lot of ground to cover.
- The outlet center is entirely accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
How to Get There
Castel Romano is located on Via del Ponte di Piscina Cupa in Agro Pontino, about 20 minutes outside of Rome in Lazio. Shuttle bus service runs multiple times daily from the Via Marsala side of Rome's Termini Station, and free parking is available on-site.
When to Get There
The shopping center can be very crowded on weekends and holidays, so it's best to visit on a weekday. Italy has two main sale seasons that each last for about a month—beginning after January 1st and beginning after July 1st—when you can find even better bargains.
Brands at Castel Romano Designer Outlet
Shops at the outlet center include Italian brands like Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Moschino, and Versace, and international designers such as Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein, Jimmy Choo, Nike, and Tommy Hilfiger.