How to Reach Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet
A few weeks ago I went for the first time to the famous designer outlet of Noventa di Piave. You see, I hate shopping but I finally had to give in to my mother who wanted me to buy a new jacket, and caught the occasion also for a gift to my girlfriend.
When I arrived there, I immediately I was suprised by big number of tourists and I thought: “wow, it must be complicated to get here from Venice!” and that gave me the idea of making this post.
First things first:
The designer outlet of Noventa di Piave is a group of different stores gathered in a limited area where several manufacturers sell their products directly to their clients. It has, in my opinion, two great advantages:
1) The prices are much lower those in “normal” shops
2) You have all the different brands you want grouped in a single area, so no traveling between one another while shopping.
You can find all sorts of different shops, from the luxury of Prada, Gucci and Fendi to more affordable ones (sorry but my budget has a short range). We’re talking shoes, clothes, hadbags, and much more.
The complete list of the shops, along with other useful information is located on their official website.
How to get there
The easy answer would be: by car, but obviously most tourists don’t come to Venice by car so let’s see what are your options.
1) The easy option would be to take their shuttle that leaves Venice from Tronchetto, in front of the People Mover. To get there, get the People Mover in Piazzale Roma and it will take you there in 10 minutes at the cost of 1.30€ one way. The outlet’s shuttle will get you directly to your destination at the price of 15€ rountrip, at it will take about 30 minutes.
The downside of this option is that there are only two shuttles per direction (Venice->outlet and outlet->Venice) during the day: at 10am and 2pm from Venice (every day) and returning at 3pm or 7pm.
This doesn’t leave you much freedom, but it’s definitely the easiest solution.
2) The second option is taking a train and then a bus.
You’ll have to get a train from the station of Venice and get off at San Donà-Jesolo station (price of 4.75€ one way), it will take 35-45 minutes. From there bus number 21 will take you directly to the outlet, or a taxi (phone number 0421-54690)
To summarize, our short review of the outlet is:
definitely worth it if you’re in Venice for several days, so you have a “spare” one and you like shopping. I can personally confirm that the prices are about 30-50% less than normal shops, they have a very wide selection and all store clerks speak at least 1-2 foreign languages.
That’s all for today, see you next time!