For Shopping Lovers

If you are keen on shopping then Italy is one place you can really enjoy this activity. Experience the great artisan tradition of the Green Heart of Italy and create your own ceramic masterpiece. Look for the best cashmere directly in a knitwear factory. Discover shops, workshops, antique fabric, inlaid furniture... There are a number of places that you can visit from Casa San Gabriel and we can provide detailed directions.
  1. Valdichiana Outlet Village

    Situated just off the A1 autostrada at the exit for Foiana Della Chiana, approx 40 mins drive, is Valdichiana Outlet Village. A shoppers paradise with 90 different shops including Bata, Benetton, Calvin Klein, Levi, Nike and many more. There are also number of restaurants and a childs play area. Open 7 days a week.
    www.valdichianaoutlet.it

  2. Shopping Malls

    This is approx 1 – 1/2hrs drive, just south of Firenze off the A1. The following outlets have a shop at the The Mall: Gucci, Armani, Loro Piana, Bottega Veneta, Ungaro, Valentino, Ferragano.

  3. Fendi / Celine / Loewe / D&G Factories

    These factories are all also only about 5 minutes drive from the Mall
    www.outlet-firenze.com

  1. Cashmere Factories

    Approx 20 mins drive there are a couple of wonderful cashmere factories – including Lamberto Losani and Rocco Ragni.

  2. Artisanal ceramics - Deruta

    This is a famous town, dedicated to pottery and there are many wonderful shops and factories which you can visit to watch the process and buy the ceramics. Most shops will ship internationally. Each different type will teach you something of this special talent: in Perugia they still weave fabrics that bear the city's Grifo, or gryphon, symbol and geometric Renaissance patterns; in Città di Castello and Montefalco fine hand-woven fabrics are made; in Panicale they still practice embroidery on tulle, which was introduced in the early 1900s; and in Assisi they have the Assisi Point, which the sisters of St. Claire were already making in the 1200s, a heritage they say was left to them by the Copts.

  3. Weaving, lace and embroidery

    Weaving and working with fabrics has always been a very popular activity all over Umbria, and a wide variety of types and techniques have always been found here. Much of this activity can date it origins to the XII century. Hand-woven textiles, like table cloths and napkins, were a very successful enterprise and over time these items became famous all over Europe thanks to the specialised techniques used and the original decorations they were graced with.

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