Where to shop Tax Free in Italy
Tax Free shopping in Milan
- Quadrilatero d’Oro – Milan’s Fashion Quad sits amidst four of the most expensive and prestigious shopping streets: via Montenapoleone, via Manzoni, via della Spiga and corso Venezia. The most prestigious brands and their luxurious creations can be found here:
Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Dior, Saint Laurent, Gucci, Valentino, Stella McCartney, Borsalino and many others.
- Via Montenapoleone – Montenapoleone Card available from the Premier Tax Free refund office to get an additional 15% to spend in stores on the street.
- Galleria & Corso Vittorio Emanuele II – Family owned boutiques and designer shops such as Michael Kors, Sephora, Inglot, Celio, Gap, Massimo Dutti, Borsalino, Gucci and many others are all available is this pedestrian area near the Duomo cathedral.
- Porta Nuova district - A vibrant district characterized by Milan’s most futuristic skyline, hi-tech stores, bookstores, bars and cafés, pizzerias and discotheques. Christian Louboutin, New Balance, and many other trendy stores found their home here.
- Corso di Porta Ticinese – A new generation of artisans and alternative designers like American Apparel, Herschel Supply, Scout and Zeis House set up shop here, in this underground street linking the center of Milan to the Navigli area – highly recommended at night thanks to its lively bars, cafés and little restaurants.
- Corso Buenos Aires – the largest concentration of shops on one street in the whole of Europe. Over 350 brands such as Freddy, Celio, Via Uno, Clayton and Marano.
Tax Free shopping in Rome
- If you are looking for the biggest names of fashion and their stores you will find them near the Spanish Steps.
- Via Condotti: is the home of Gucci, Dior, Harry Winston and many other luxury boutiques. While you are here have a coffee at the fascinating Antico Caffè Greco.
- Via Borgognona: this quiet street near Via Condotti hosts the boutiques of Stella McCartney and Balenciaga and the sweet macarons of Laduree.
- Via Del Corso: is the main shopping location for brands like Desigual, Gap, Zara. This mile long road with its great number of stores stretches from Piazza Del Popolo to Piazza Venezia
Tax Free shopping in Florence
- Via Roma – major fashion brands including Massimo Dutti, Gucci, Maje.
- Ponte Vecchio - shops selling jewellery, such as Bernardo Antichita and La Gioielleria U. Gherardi.
- Via Guicciardini – a nice spot for niche shopping, you’ll find shops like La Pelle, Parris, Umberto, Macel and Anna.
- Via Tornabuoni – Florence’s home of luxury houses brands such as Gucci, Armani, Dior, Italian concept boutiques like Space, and luxury watch shops like Omega. This street is also full of sights.
- On Via Panzani and Via Cerretani – high street stores like Accessorize are within close walking distance of the San Lorenzo markets.
Tax Free shopping in Venice
- Rialto Bridge – Fondaco dei Tedeschi DFS The Traveler’s Luxury Department Store
- Rialto Bridge – Jovon nice jewellary on Rialto BridgeSan Marco Calle Larga XXII Marzo – important brands as Gucci, Chanel, Armani, Dolce&Gabbana
- San Marco Ascension and San Moisè - brand such as Dior, Chanel, Saint Laurent, Omega, Bottega Veneta, Michael Kors
- Mercerie – La San Marco Vetri d’Arte, Desigual, Al Duca d’Aosta, Gucci, Ottica Veneziana, A.D. Glass Shop
- Saint Mark Square – A.D. Glass Shop, Trevisan
Traditionally speaking, shops do not open in Italy on Sundays, but most of the shopping centers open on Sundays and even in the main shopping streets, like via Montenapoleone in Milan or Via Condotti in Rome, or the centre of Venice, you’ll easily find open boutiques on Sundays. Paying with Cards: Visa and Mastercard are the most accepted cards in Italy, American Express might not be accepted in the very small stores.