Shopping in Sicily
You’ve probably heard of outlet villages before, and maybe even been to one or two. The chances are right though that you’ll have done this at home rather than in another country. That’s why you may want to find out more about the Sicilia Outlet Village, a destination in Sicily that draws in lots of visitors every day.
Where and when?
The outlet village in Sicily located on the main motorway running between Palermo and Catania, so it’s easily accessible from these and many other locations. Look out for the Dittaino-OUTLET exit and follow the signs from there. You can visit on whatever day suits you too since the outlet is open seven days a week from 10 am. Normal closing during the week is 8 pm, but it stays open until 9 pm at the weekends and on Sicilian public holidays.
Indulging in a little shopping while abroad is never a bad thing. Indeed, if you feel you need a break from the Sicilian sun, the beaches and the historical aspects of the island, the Sicilia Outlet Village could be the perfect antidote. There is plenty here to satisfy even the most eager shopper for an entire day too, and you’ll be knee-deep in famous brands include Borbonese, Calvin Klein and Gucci among others. Surely it’s worth paying a closer look?
The village regularly indulges in promotions and special events, all of which can be viewed online before you go. If you’re staying in Sicily for a week or two, you might want to check the availability of these events before planning your visit to the village. It might enable you to pick the best day to visit so you can get the most out of it.
Places to eat at the outlet village
While the outlet is all about fashion, there is ample opportunity to enjoy some wonderful taste experiences as well. Are you dehydrated for a coffee? Head for Cappuccino or Break Coffee to quench your thirst. Those with a need for something sweet might want to pay a visit to the Lindt Maitre Chocolatier outlet to invest in some taste sensations. A more traditional experience can be had at the Bottega delle Cassatelle, which sells locally-inspired and made confectionery that makes a beautiful introduction to the Sicilian sweetness. Alternatively, a desire for something more filling might tempt you to visit Con Piu Gusto, where finger food is all the rage. Just add your choice of Sicilian sauce sensations to complete the experience. What could be more appealing than that?
With around 100 shops in total, you’ll need the occasional dose of sustenance to give you the energy to make it round the majority of the shops on offer. Among the brand names some shops sell items made in Sicily, so you can buy something unique to the island to take home as a souvenir or gift. Whatever you decide to do at the Sicilia Outlet Village, it is a full-day experience you shall not soon forget.