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Italian Piazza Commercial - PVC Canopy

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These architectural wind-rated commercial umbrellas are suitable for commercial and domestic applications. Each umbrella is made-to-order with a PVC Canopy and promises to look great and provide years of reliable service.

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Inspired by the stylish piazzas or public squares of Italy, these hand crafted commercial quality umbrellas have literally become an Australian Icon.  You’ll find them right across Australia and around the world (even in Italy).  Each umbrella is made-to-order allowing you to select the perfect combination of size, colour, shape and mounting options. Italian Piazza commercial umbrellas are an investment that will look great and provide many years of reliable service. 

Proudly 100% Australian made

NOTE:  The difference between the Italian Piazza Heavy Duty and Italian Piazza Commercial is that the commercial model has a PVC canopy whilst the Heavy Duty model has an Acrylic Canvas Canopy.   Read below to compare the two. 


This umbrella range was designed and has been manufactured in the same Australian factory for nearly four decades.  Over this time the design has remained virtually unchanged which is a testament to the enduring strength and ease of operation of this magnificent umbrella.  Its superior design and construction combine to create a commercial umbrella able to withstand the rigours of the most demanding conditions.

  • Internal Rack and pinion gearbox for easy opening and closing
  • 82.5 x 5mm Structural Aluminium mast
  • 100% outdoor Acrylic canvas or commercial quality PVC canopies
  • Canopies suitable for screen-printing
  • Commercial reinforced arm extrusions for extra strength
  • Suitable for bolt down or inground installation with custom base options available
  • Multiple canopy options including valance or straight edge
  • All fittings stainless steel

Infographic Italian Piazza Heavy Duty PVC Umbrella

Italian Piazza Commercial Umbrellas also have the option of a valance.  This is a strip of fabric sewn around the perimeter of the umbrella.  Valances are popular in commercial settings where customers like to screen print the name of their restaurant or café onto the valance.  

Valances can have a straight edge or a scalloped edge.

Another feature is to contrast the colour of the Valance binding.  If your canopy and valance are red for example, a black binding or edging can really give a great effect.  Call us to discuss colour combinations. 


3.0m x 3.0m 9.0 sq.m 3.5m 8.73 sq.m
3.6m x 3.6m 12.96 sq.m 4.0m 11.25 sq.m
4.0m x 4.0m 16.0 sq.m 4.5m 14.4 sq.m
4.5m x 4.5m 20.25 sq.m 5.0m 17.15 sq.m
 4.8m x 4.8m 23.04 sq.m  5.5m 21.45 sq.m



Each umbrella is made to your exact specifications so you should anticipate a lead time from placement of order to delivery of around 6-8 weeks depending on the time of year.  Note:  It is less in winter and can be longer in summer.


Each umbrella in the range has an engineer certified wind rating in excess of 100km/h when opened.  The engineer certificate is provided under the Brochures tab.  It is important to read and understand this wind rating correctly.  For further information, please contact us. 


Italian Piazza Umbrellas are available in two different canopy fabrics;

  • Soltis Proof® 502 PVC (called the “Commercial Range”) and
  • Bradmill® Acrylic (called the “Commercial Range”). 

What’s best for me?  The PVC option is often popular with restaurants and cafes where meals are being served all day or when a White canopy is required.  Acrylic canvas typically lasts longer than PVC, is fully colour fast and is still highly water resistant.

Bro Soltis PVC material has a collection of 40 colours to suit all needs, if you do not see a colour you are after please give us a call on 1800 155 233 to discuss. As well as a large range of colours Bro Soltis PVC is a fabric of flexibility and strength providing total freedom of shape and size. Other features include:

  • A weldable PVDF Surface treatment to improve dirt resistance
  • A very smooth finish ensures easy upkeep
  • Tried and tested protection against heat and bad weather for year round comfort
  • Maximum UV protection: Soltis Proof 502 blocks 100% UV rays (UPF50+ For all colours).
  • Does not tear for longevity


Italian Piazza PVC Colour Swatch White Italian Piazza PVC Colour Swatch Cream Italian Piazza PVC Colour Swatch Beige Italian Piazza PVC Colour Swatch Camel Italian Piazza PVC Colour Swatch Lime Green Italian Piazza PVC Colour Swatch Olive
White Cream Beige Camel Lime Green Olive
Italian Piazza PVC Colour Swatch Green Italian Piazza PVC Colour Swatch Lagoon Italian Piazza PVC Colour Swatch Royal Italian Piazza PVC Colour Swatch Navy Italian Piazza PVC Colour Swatch Yellow Italian Piazza PVC Colour Swatch Orange
Green Lagoon Royal Navy Yellow Orange
Italian Piazza PVC Colour Swatch Tuscan Italian Piazza PVC Colour Swatch Burgundy Italian Piazza PVC Colour Swatch Red Italian Piazza PVC Colour Swatch Grey Italian Piazza PVC Colour Swatch Charcoal Italian Piazza PVC Colour Swatch Black
Tuscan Burgundy Red Grey Charcoal Black

Can’t decide on a colour online?  No problem, just give us a call and we’ll post a fabric sample booklet in the mail so you can see the exact colour.

*Please note: Colours may vary slightly between screens and the actual product. 


Yes, we can screenprint your new Italian Piazza Commercial Umbrella. Send through your artwork and we’ll provide you with a written quotation.


Italian Piazza Commercial Umbrellas are made to order allowing you to select the colour which best suits your décor.  Choose from our standard powder coated colour range or click on the Expanded range for even more colour options.

Cafe & Courtyard Frame Colour White Cafe & Courtyard Frame Colour White Birch Cafe & Courtyard Frame Colour Primrose Cafe & Courtyard Frame Colour Stone Biege Cafe & Courtyard Acrylic Colour Silver
White White Birch Primrose Stone Beige Silver

Cafe & Courtyard Frame Colour Claret Cafe & Courtyard Frame Colour Navy Cafe & Courtyard Frame Colour Dark Green Cafe & Courtyard Frame Colour Charcoal Cafe & Courtyard Acrylic Colour Black
Claret Navy Dark Green Charcoal Black


Italian Piazza Commercial require either a bolt down or inground installation.  They are not suitable for use with a mobile or relocatable base. It is possible to remove these umbrellas, however, you should not select this umbrella if you need to do so on a regular basis.

Installation is relatively straight forward.  If you are planning an inground base (i.e. into grass, pavers or soil, have us send the inground base to you ahead of time, that way you have plenty of time to get the base set whilst the umbrella is being manufactured.  When the umbrella arrives the base will be set and you can stand the umbrella.

  • Bolt down Baseplate:  Ideal where the umbrella is being installed on a more permanent setting or where it is particularly breezy.  You will need a suitably strong concrete slab to bolt to at least 100mm thick and reinforced. For baseplate details including hole centres go to the Brochures Tab.
  • Inground Base:  Usually with this style of installation we send the inground socket out ahead of time allowing you/your handyperson to concrete it in and let the concrete set.  When the umbrella arrives, the base is secure and you can stand the umbrella.

NOTE:  If you need assistance with installation we have installers in most capital cities who can assist you – just give us a call.


Option up your Italian Piazza Commercial Umbrella with a wide range of Accessories including:

  • Clear PVC or Shade side curtains
  • Umbrella gutters to link multiple umbrellas or back to a building

Call us for a quotation.


If you are looking for a high quality commercial umbrella which looks amazing, requires minimal maintenance and is suitable for windy areas then this umbrella is an investment worth making.  These umbrellas have proven themselves in thousands of locations from schools and resorts to family homes and restaurants.  They are literally an investment in your comfort and style promising to look great and last for many years into the future. 

Of course, we understand that you may have more questions and we’d love to answer them!  Just give us a call on Freecall 1800 155 233 and one of our friendly staff will be happy to do their best to provide you with all the information you require.  

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Delivery needs to be coordinated so that someone is on site and available to receive your umbrella when it arrives.

We deliver this umbrella Australia Wide.

A typical Italian Piazza Umbrella is 3.8 metres long and weights over 65kg. This means that it will require more than one person to lift it from the truck when it arrives. That’s why we need to co-ordinate with you a time that you are available to take delivery. Once we dispatch your umbrella, we email you the Consignment Number. This allows you to log onto the courier’s website (e.g. TNT) and track your delivery so you know when it is going to be delivered. We do our best to ensure your umbrella is packaged securely and arrives safely.

The cost of delivery reflects the actual cost of preparing the item for shipment and the courier charges.  Shipping for us is a service associated with getting your goods to you safely and smoothly. We do not charge any profit margin on shipping.

What happens if my umbrella arrives in a damaged condition?

If your umbrella arrives and you notice that it has been damaged in transit, you should refuse to accept delivery. This will mean that the transport company is responsible for getting it back to the factory where it can be repaired, repackaged and returned to you. You should immediately call us and advise us of the situation.  If possible take photographs of the damage.

Are these umbrellas waterproof?

They are made from high quality PVC which is a waterproof fabric. This is a very hard wearing outdoor fabric designed specifically for applications such as this. For the purposes of entertaining, poolside or any situation other than restaurants plating meals in all day when it is raining the BRO Soltis 502 PVC is suitable. 

Can I use this umbrella in windy conditions?

Yes.  These umbrellas have an engineered wind rating and can withstand strong winds.  The wind rating is W33 which means they have been certified safe in high winds and have a safe breakdown rating in winds of around 100km/h.

How do I install this umbrella?

Each umbrella arrives fully assembled and ready for installation. We recommend engaging a suitably qualified tradesperson or handyman to install the footings for this umbrella. When standing the umbrella, we recommend at least 3 people. The umbrella should not be installed in breezy conditions. 

What’s the best price if I buy a quantity of these umbrellas?

Shade Australia has an across the board Price Meet/Price Beat Guarantee™. Find the same item at a better price – send us the quotation and we will do our best to beat it! That’s our Price Meet Price Beat Guarantee. 

Our online pricing is for single and smaller quantities.  If you are wishing to purchase a larger quantity of these umbrellas, please call us and we will work out the best price for you.

What’s the lead time?           

4-6 Weeks depending on the time of the year (Longer in summer and shorter in winter).

Can this umbrella go through a table?

These umbrellas have a 'telescopic' opening feature which means as the umbrella closes the arms raise giving it a high closing height.  Having said that, due to the size of the pole diameter you need a hole in your table of some 87cm. In addition, it is a tricky job lifting the umbrella up and through the hole in the table.  Typically, tables are installed around this umbrella as opposed to the umbrella being installed through the table.    

How heavy is this umbrella?

55-80kgs depending on its shape and size.  (Yes it’s heavy!)

Can I print my logo on this umbrella?

Yes, your Italian Piazza Heavy Duty can be screen-printed.  Email your logo for a quote.

What is the cost of printing an umbrella?

It really depends on the size of your logo and how many colours are in the artwork.  Send through your logo and we’ll work on the best way to go about it and the best price.

Can I leave this umbrella up all the time?

These umbrellas are designed to be left up on a permanent basis.  Unless you have had a severe weather warning the umbrella should be left up.  If the umbrella has to be collapsed ensure you secure it with the strap provided.

What accessories do you recommend I purchase with this umbrella? 

  • Side curtains – clear or shade
  • Umbrella gutters to link multiple umbrellas

Do I require Council Approval to install this umbrella? 

Commercial installations will vary from site to site. In a domestic installation, you should not require Council Approval as the umbrellas are classified as garden furniture.

The Italian Piazza Umbrella comes with a 2 year manufacturer's warranty on the frame and on the Fabric.

Shade Australia is proud to extend on behalf of the manufacturer a full 2 year frame and Fabric Warranty on this umbrella. The warranty covers the umbrella for use in normal conditions. The warranty does not cover damage caused by excessive or extreme wind events, misuse or modification. 


As this product is made to order to your specifications and colours we are unable to accept returns due to a change of mind (including if the product does not fit due to incorrect measurements). Your satisfaction is of the utmost importance to us so please triple check all details before confirming your order.

Upon the arrival of your product, we encourage you to check and make sure that the product has been made to the measurements and colours that you specified as soon as possible without removing or throwing away any packaging.

Defective, Damaged or Mis-shipped Items

If we ship you an item that is incorrect or damaged, you will be eligible for an exchange. When requesting for the exchange, please be ready to provide customer service with photographs clearly showing the problem as soon as possible. If you believe your item was damaged during shipping, we will need photographs showing the damaged packaging as well.

Please note: Perceived colour differences due to the display settings on your computer monitor are not grounds for a refund or exchange. If you would like to view our colours please call 1800 155 233 and ask one of our customer service team for a fabric sample delivered to you free of charge.

Cancellation Policy

It is important to note that this product is made to order, whether you ordered a standard size or provided custom measurements and colours, materials cannot be reused once the manufacturing process has begun. The good news is that after placing your order there is still time to change your mind:

  • Orders modified within 24 hours of payment confirmation may be altered to the new specifications - Please contact us as soon as possible



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