Shopping is a popular pastime in Italy, for tourists and Italians alike, but don't be fooled into thinking the Italians are always paying top prices for designer duds. They're often shopping at outlet malls, too. Near Naples, the outlet mall of choice is La Reggia Designer Outlet.
La Reggia is located just south of Caserta, near the town of Marcianise, roughly 30 miles north of Naples. The outlet is designed like a modern outdoor mall, with arcades lined with shops on both sides. There are more than 100 shops in all at La Reggia, featuring discounts of 30 to 70 percent off retail prices.
You'll find Italian, European, American and many other international brands, including Armani, Diesel, Camper, Guess, Michael Kors, Prada, Roberto Cavalli, Replay, Timberland and Valentino.
La Reggia is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday until 11 p.m. There are €10 shuttle buses that connect Naples with the outlets, departing from Piazza Municipio daily starting at 9:30 a.m. If you drive, there's free parking available. There is also a playground for the kids, a tailoring service and free Wi-Fi.