Milan is famous for its fashion and design, and the Franciacorta Outlet Village is one of the largest and most popular outlet centers outside Lombardy’s cosmopolitan capital. Browse Italian and international brands at the more than 70 retailers offering deep discounts off retail prices.
With dozens of stores offering discounts of up to 70 percent, the Franciacorta Outlet Village makes an excellent day trip from Milan, Verona, or Bergamo for travelers seeking great deals. You can visit independently or join a shopping tour, some of which include a stop for wine tasting in the famed Franciacorta wine country or a visit to nearby Lake Garda (Lago di Garda) and the picturesque town of Sirmione.
Things to Know Before You Go
- All the stores at the Franciacorta Outlet Center accept credit cards and euros.
- The outlet complex houses several restaurants and cafés.
- For a break from shopping, the complex has a beauty salon and spa.
- A number of stores for children and an outdoor play area are on-site.
- The outlet center is entirely accessible to wheelchairs and strollers.
How to Get There
Franciacorta Outlet Village is located at Piazza Cascina Moie in Rodengo-Saiano, just over an hour outside Milan. Round-trip shuttle service runs daily from the Largo Cairoli meeting point, outside the Cairoli metro station, in Milan. The nearest train and bus stations are in Brescia, 9 miles (14 kilometers) away. Free parking is available on-site.
When to Get There
The outlet center can be very crowded on weekends and holidays, so visiting during the weekdays is the best option. Italy has two month-long sale seasons, beginning January 1 and July 1; time your visit during the annual sales for even better bargains.
Brands at the Franciacorta Outlet Village
The shopping center is home to branded boutiques and factory outlet shops for famous names including Calvin Klein, Guess, Pinko, North Sails, Nike, Adidas, and the North Face.