Only 30 minutes far from Florence, the Mall is home to many designer names, including Fendi, Armani, Gucci, Stella McCartney and Valentino, all of them offering discounts from 30% to 70%. In addition to this, the city is stuffed to brim with artisans of all types. Google maps can help you find these artisan outlets. Many products are exclusive to certain areas in Tuscany such as Volterra alabaster. So after a morning taking in the culture you can spend the afternoon indulging in a more 21st century pursuit.