Originally Posted by Mike C.
Ok, so I just got back from the weekend in Rome. The shopping there is excellent, especially for tailored clothing. Better than Florence, about the same as Milan, if not better. A good place to start is The Spanish Steps; that's where all the designer shops are. Tailored clothing can be found at any three Brioni boutiques, D'Avenza, or Ravizzi (high end) or the many other nameless boutiques that offer discounted Zegna, Canali and other lesser-known names.
While in Rome definatly take advantage of the sights. I particularly recommend the Vatican City, it is really amazing, and of course the ruins.
The times I gave you on the trains are wrong. Florence is actually an hour and a half away from Rome, and Milan is 3 hr from Florence. So, about 4 and a half hours to Milan from Rome.
Can anyone give me specifics on where to shop for discounted clothing in Italy.
My brother is there now and went shopping at Castel Romano Outlets.
He was talking about the 40 Euro D & G dress shirts and the ties at 35 euros. Also about the Zegna shirt deals. Everything is cheaper at the outlets.
Does anyone have any specifics on other must have shopping centres. Anyone know where you can grab some armani, versace, gucci and the like for cheap. I would love your help thanks.
He is near the spanish steps. I know he should ask there, but italians arent too good with english (even though many know how to speak it). Even getting an iron is a mission.