Shopping is one of the aspects of Italian tourism: outlets – are the best solution to buy top-quality goods at more or less affordable prices.
Rome is one of the fashion capitals of the world. Not surprisingly, the best outlet – Castel Romano – is located close to the city.
Paradise for shopaholics
A small town consisting of two hundred shops and boutiques is 25 km away from Termini railway station.
This shopping center of 25 sq. km was built by McArthur Glen company in 2003.
All the buildings are built in classic Italian style, accompanied by unique installations and landscape design. Good location, an enormous amount of brands, well-developed infrastructure, and constant discounts of up to 70% make Castel Romano a mecca for shopaholics.[Read review..]
Castel Romano looks like a mini-version of an actual city. Its cozy streets will lead you from one boutique to another. Compared to modern shopping centers, you will find one- two-storey buildings. It’s almost impossible to get lost here, and leaflets with maps will help you to orient and find the exact shop easily.
You can find shops full of clothes, jewelry, shoes, bags, perfume, accessories, and other shops in Castel Romano.
Valentino, Pupa, Nike, Sisley, Roberto Cavalli, Guess, La Perla, Etro, Diesel, Adidas, Burberry, Geox, Levi’s, Trussardi, Zegna, and many others are waiting for you!
The other reason to visit Castel Romano is local Roman brands which you will hardly find even in the northern provinces and outlets of Italy. Hugo Boss represents a wide variety of its goods there. Italian shoes produced by Fratelli Rosetti will please you with their gentle leather and comfort.[Dear reader…]
As you see, the variety of brands is a good one; besides, you can find there not only collections of previous years as in the majority of outlets, but extremely new ones, which have just been presented at fashion shows held in Rome, New York, Paris, etc.
However, note that discounts are provided only for the previous season – usually in the amount of 30%, for collections of a year or earlier – up to 70%. And no discount for the latest collection, but maybe you’ll be lucky enough to find a really unique item here, which you won’t find anywhere else.
How to get to Castel Romano
If you plan to visit the outlet for shopping, stake out a day for it. Book a transfer if you do not want to use public transport and save your time.
The cheapest way to get to Castel Romano from Rome is by bus. 15 Euro return ticket and you are there. Those who like comfort can book a transfer for 50 Euro one way. And those, who do not watch money, can take a taxi.
The buses go to the outlet five times a day from Termini station (the address: Via Giovanni Giolitti 48, Rome). The schedule of the shuttlers from Rome to Castel Romano is the following: 9:30, 9:55, 11:30, 12:30, and 14:30. You can get back from Castel Romano to Rome at: 11:15; 13:30, 15:30, 17:30, 18:30, 19:45, 20:05.
You can go to the outlet anytime you want and book a return ticket for 15 Euro in advance. You do not need to print it; just come 30 minutes in advance to the spot called City Sightseeing Visitor Center at the address Via Giovanni Giolitti 36. Show your reservation, and an Assistant will show you the bus.
We recommend you to take the very first bus at 9:30 to get there by the opening. Or the other option, especially when you’re pressed for time, is to walk through the city at sunrise, have brunch, and head shopping at 14:30.
A one-way trip to Castel Romano by taxi might cost 45 – 90 Euro; the price depends on how honest the taxi driver is. In most cases, the problems arise on your way back from the outlet. Therefore, be attentive and agree on the price in advance before you get into the car.
Transfer from your hotel (city center) to the outlet will cost you 50 Euro one-way or 100 Euro both ways if you book in advance. It’s a reasonable price, especially for companies of 2-4 people.
To book a transfer without third parties, click on the link ru.rome4.us Sergio and his Mercedes E-class will be waiting for you in front of your hotel. It is effortless, besides the price is fixed and no ‘sudden’ surprises await you.
Advice: where is Rome city-center – how to choose a hotel?
You can easily find Castel Romany by yourself if you go there by car. If your starting point is Rome, then follow EUR highway, then Cristoforo Colombo Street and Pontina (SS 148). Congratulations, you reached your point of destination! If you go from Fiumicino airport, head to the city center of Rome till the exit sign to the outlet.
The easiest and most reliable way to rent a car in Italy is to use this service auto.italy4.me
If you do not want to waste a lot of money on shopping, you can visit Scarpe & Scarpe nearby.
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- Mon – Thu: 10:00 – 20:00
- Fri, Sat, Sun: 10:00 – 21:00
Contacts and Address
- Via Ponte di Piscina Cupa 64 00128 Castel Romano (Roma), Italy
- E-mail: email@example.com
- Phone number: +39 0650 50050
- Website in English: www.mcarthurglen.com