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Girls take note! A great post from Aurore:

Fashionista Tour : Outlets

* Firenze outlets

Dolce & Gabbana
Località S. Maria Maddalena, 49, Pian dell’isola 50064 Incisa val d’arno
Tel : 0558331300
Monday-saturday : 9-19h
Sunday : 15-19h

The Mall (Gucci, Tod’s, Armani, La perla, Burberry, Ermenegildo Zegna, Diesel,…)
Via Europa, 8, 50066 Leccio Reggello

Prada Outlet
Via Levanella Becorpi
Localita Levanella, S.S. 69 Montevarchi
Need to take tickets to go in so need to be patient sometimes …

* Marche outlets : special for shoes as the Marche region is where most of italian shoes are produced : It is worth the trip but plan a full day as need at least  2,5 h for one way trip

Geox : Via Alpi, 200, 63014 Montegranaro
Tel : 0734893901
Very big discounts

Tod’s : Via Filippo della valle, cda brancadoro, Sant’elpidio a mare
Tel : 0734871671
More choice than Firenze outlet but same price

You have a lot for outlets in montegranaro and sant’elpidio as shoes are produce there so you can stop at any warehouse if you want or still have money left…


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When you are looking for anything practical and useful for the house, try Tarquini in Camucia. If you start at the large pay and display car park in the middle of town and walk down the road next to it to the bottom of the hill you’ll find it next to bar Christalo. Its got most things you could possibly think of, and things you would never think people still sell:  keys cut, nuts, bolts, wasp spray, wire brushes for the barbie, hose, pergola roof bamboo, garden tools, paint for inside and outside, picture hooks, even diy horse shoes, a great local diy store staffed by people who know what they are talking about.

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If you love the iron work (handles, light fittings etc) that Fabio chooses you cannot go wrong with the workshop on the way into Pienza (go on the road from Sinalunga). It has a fantastic range mostly made on the premises. Cannot remember the name but very close to Pienza on the right near a Pecorino factory (isn’t everything), you have gone too far if you get to the big terracotta works on the left just on the fringe of Pienza.

Worth a visit to see all the variety of everything from chandeliers to door latches. You’ll love the delicately balanced children’s rocking toys.

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Terracotta Pots

Terracotta pots

This pot is from the makers in the next village, Ronzano, on the way to Cortona through the valley turn right at the sign to Ronzano and they are the first building on the left. A bit mad and lots of cats around but lovely people and great Terracotta all made on site. They are also happy to deliver as it is so close. Martin

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