Posted by: lizlitzow | September 23, 2011

Barberino Designer Outlet

The Barberino Outlet is about 25 kilometres north of Florence in Barberino del Mugello. It is easy to find if you are driving. Take the autostrada towards Bologna from Florence, look for the Barberino exit and follow the signs.

There is a bus from Florence which leaves from beside the Santa Maria Novella station. There are 2 services daily at 10.05 am and 2.35pm. The bus returns from Barberino at 1.30pm and 6.00pm.

Barberino shops

The shopping is great and there are bargains to be had in very shop. There are 90 shops, including Furla, Ralph Lauren, Puma, Roberto Cavalli, Missoni, Guess, a small Prada shop and several homewares shops. It is very well set up and there are several cafes to help you survive your shopping day.

lots of shops

Most items are marked down by at least 50% and some by much more.

our haul

The outlet is open Tuesday to Friday from 10.00am until 8.00pm.

On Saturday and Sunday 10.00am until 9.00pm.

It is closed on Mondays in February, March, April, May and October and November.

It is open on Monday from 2.00pm until 8.00pm in January, June, July, August, September and December.

making shopping easy and pleasant

There is another great outlet south of Florence called simply The Mall. Click here for information.


  1. Thanks Liz I always wanted to know how to get there, Roz

  2. Sounds like a great place to shop. Thanks for the information, Liz.

    • It is – I make a visit every time I go

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  3. Debra, Thanks for sharing I never knew about these. I had been to others, but now I will go to these too. Are there some near Lucca also? I read about them on something, but wasn’t sure if they were refering to the ones near Florence?

    • No theres not one near Lucca

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  4. Thank you for sharing this tip – I didn’t know this place at all. It looks worth visiting…

  5. I miss getting my shop on!

  6. Great explanation, Liz. Now I know how to explain to Rafael how to get there… He ran out of excuses.

    • You should take Carolyn & Bryan – they are in the village

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  7. OMG !!!! this was one of my favourite shopping stops, did a bit of damage their….. bought an amazing Missoni top…..definitely a must to visit.

    • I totally agree – over the years we have done well here too xx

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  8. Oh dear! Must go here and help the Italian economy. Thanks so much for this most valuable information…will program the GPS pronto!

    • What a good idea

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