Built to resemble the narrow winding streets of Venice and lined with colourful Venetian-style façades, tourists should spend one day visiting the original Most Serene Republic for its sights, but then come to Palmanova to do their shopping, as the many advantages include free parking, more elbow room, better service and much lower prices. The outlet village is also especially family friendly, with lots of activities for children such as a full playground and tours on a mini-train, while other conveniences for families include free stroller rentals and a nursery. During the spring and summer months concerts, performances and other open-air events also take place in the main square, and there is always a wide selection of restaurants, cafés and bars to choose from.
For more information about Palmanova Outlet Village you can visit the official website, or stop by the friendly Info Point when you arrive. Located just off the motorway near the star-shaped medieval fortress town of the same name, the shopping centre is open seven days a week and the route is well-marked. During the high season, a free shuttle also operates between the resort town of Grado.