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Shopping in Italy: 2016 Winter & Summer Sales Dates




Via Montenapoleone in Milan || creative commons photo by Dimitry B.

Via Montenapoleone in Milan || creative commons photo by Dimitry B.

Some of you are already planning your shopping sprees in Italy for next year. I know this because a few have contacted me to find out when the winter and summer sale dates will be posted for 2016.

July 2016 Update: The site I like for tracking sale dates finally updated for summer 2016, so check the dates on this page for information about both regions and individual cities (when there’s a difference). Remember, it’s in Italian, so you’ve got to know the Italian names for regions and cities.

Here’s the overview of the regional sales dates, which I posted while I waited for the other site to update.

Thanks to ControCampus for putting together this list in Italian, which I’ve translated. These dates are subject to change, but should give you a rough idea of when to plan your shopping excursions in Italy in 2016.

For more of an overview on what the whole sales seasons thing is about, read my article about the official sales in Italy.

2016 Winter & Summer Sales Dates in Italy

Abruzzo
• Winter Sales in Abruzzo: begins on 4 January & lasts 60 days
• Summer Sales in Abruzzo: begins on 7 July & finishes on 3 September

Basilicata
• Winter Sales in Basilicata: begins on 2 January & finishes on 2 March
• Summer Sales in Basilicata: begins on 7 July

Calabria
• Winter Sales in Calabria: begins on 4 January
• Summer Sales in Calabria: begins on 7 July

Campania
• Winter Sales in Campania: begins on 2 January & finishes on 31 March
• Summer Sales in Campania: begins on 7 July

Emilia-Romagna
• Winter Sales in Emilia-Romagna: begins on 4 January
• Summer Sales in Emilia-Romagna: begins on 7 July

Friuli Venezia-Giulia
• Winter Sales in Friuli Venezia Giulia: begins on 4 January
• Summer Sales in Friuli Venezia Giulia: begins on 7 July

Lazio
• Winter Sales in Lazio: begins on 4 January
• Summer Sales in Lazio: begins on 5 July

Le Marche
• Winter Sales in Le Marche: begins on 4 January
• Summer Sales in Le Marche: begins on 7 July

Liguria
• Winter Sales in Liguria: begins on 4 January & lasts 45 days
• Summer Sales in Liguria: begins on 7 July

Lombardy
• Winter Sales in Lombardy: begins on 4 January & lasts 60 days
• Summer Sales in Lombardy: begins on 6 July & lasts 60 days

Molise
• Winter Sales in Molise: begins on 4 January & lasts 60 days
• Summer Sales in Molise: begins on 7 July

Piedmont
• Winter Sales in Piedmont: begins on 4 January
• Summer Sales in Piedmont: begins on 5 July & lasts 8 weeks

Puglia
• Winter Sales in Puglia: begins on 4 January
• Summer Sales in Puglia: begins on 7 July

Sardinia
• Winter Sales in Sardinia: begins on 4 January & lasts 60 days
• Summer Sales in Sardinia: begins on 6 July & finishes on 3 September

Sicily
• Winter Sales in Sicily: begins on 4 January
• Summer Sales in Sicily: begins on 7 July

Tuscany
• Winter Sales in Tuscany: begins on 4 January & lasts 60 days
• Summer Sales in Tuscany: begins on 5 July

Umbria
• Winter Sales in Umbria: begins on 4 January & lasts 60 days
• Summer Sales in Umbria: begins on 7 July

Val d’Aosta
• Winter Sales in Val d’Aosta: begins on 4 January
• Summer Sales in Val d’Aosta: begins on 7 July

Veneto
• Winter Sales in Veneto: begins on 4 January & finishes on 28 February
• Summer Sales in Veneto: begins on 5 July & finishes on 31 August


17 responses to “Shopping in Italy: 2016 Winter & Summer Sales Dates”

  1. Rachana says:

    I wanted to check when do the Florence summer sales start please ? And in the mall Florence?

    • Jessica says:

      Florence is in Tuscany, so it’ll be covered above under that region. Cities can have their own sales dates, however, and as yet I haven’t found an official listing for all the regions – so take the above listing as a general starting point.

  2. Georgia seimeni says:

    I would like to know when the summer sales 2016 officially begin in milan.

    • Jessica says:

      Yeah, Georgia, that’s a popular question right now… The site to which many of us refer for sales dates still hasn’t updated its information for summer 2016, unfortunately. The list above is the best I could find online in the meantime.

      • Alex says:

        Hi Jessica. Any updates to the official site where you get your information from for the summer start of the sales in Milan for July 2016? Would you be able to direct me to the site you use please?

        • Jessica says:

          Nothing more that I’ve seen, I’m afraid. The site I use is linked in the article above, near the top.

          • Jay says:

            Hi, the site you mentioned has the 2016 dates if you scroll further down the page 😉

          • Jessica says:

            The 2016 winter dates are there, but it looks to me like they changed the 2015 summer heading only – the dates for each row still say 2015.

  3. Michelle says:

    Jessica, Hi
    Is this the official information about the summer sale 2016 in Milan
    ”Lombardy
    • Summer Sales in Lombardy: begins on 6 July & lasts 60 days”
    I’m asking if it’s sure, cause I’m planning a trip especially for shopping. Thansk!!

    • Jessica says:

      Thanks for the note, Michelle! As mentioned in the article, that’s the best information I could find on the ControCampus site when my usual go-to for official sales information wasn’t providing updated info. My favorite site still isn’t updated for summer, despite it being summer right now! If your trip is specifically about shopping, I would encourage you to reach out to the tourism office in Milan to get the most accurate dates – an individual city’s dates may differ slightly from the regional ones.

  4. Patricia says:

    I am going to ítaly from 22 to 29 of June, do I have any chance to have sales? 😢

    Thank you

  5. sanne says:

    I am going to florence in the beginning of august, and was wondering if you know how long the sale is continuing?

    Thanks! 🙂

    • Jessica says:

      The site I like for tracking sale dates FINALLY updated for summer 2016, so check the dates on this page for both region info & city info (when there’s a difference).

  6. nat says:

    Hi, can I know if Summer sale in Florence (looking at Tuscany) ends 60 days from its start date too?

    • Jessica says:

      The site I like for tracking sale dates FINALLY updated for summer 2016, so check the dates on this page for both region info & city info (when there’s a difference).

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