Where To Shop In Rome
Rome is without doubt one of the main centers for shopping in Italy and the numerous districts provide a shopper’s paradise. Whether you are looking for high fashion, antiques, furniture or home accessories, rest assured that Rome will provide you with a huge choice. You can even admire the wonderful monuments, statues and fountains as you walk downtown for shopping.
Shops in Rome usually open at 9am-1pm and 3.30-7.30pm (4-8pm in summer), except on Sundays and Monday mornings. Grocery shops also close on Thursday afternoons.
Some bookshops (where people often met) and some clothes shops (around Campo dei Fiori, for example) open on Sundays, 10am or 3-7pm. August is traditionally the month when small business takes their annual holiday.
In Rome, most shops and restaurants in Rome close for about two weeks around 15th August.
Pantheon and Via Del Governo Vecchio
The via Del Governo Vecchio is full of secondhand clothes shops, ideal places to pick up some real fashion bargains, including jeweler. There are also many more traditional, chic boutiques. In May and October, these narrow streets are lit by torches after dark and shops stay open late for the antiques fair. Nearby Via del Monserrato and Via Giulia have many art galleries and antique shops.
Piazza Colonna and Piazza Barberini
With a large department store, bookstore, boutiques and shops selling shoes, bags, classic clothing, leather goods and numerous other items, Piazza Colonna and Piazza Barberini are popular commercial areas.
Via del Babuino
Another major street for antiques in Rome, containing many prestigious stores, including Alberto di Castro which is a great place to purchase some stunning prints. It is also full of many designer clothes outlets.
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The Via Borgognona is home to a chic and expensive shopping area. This is a Mecca for wealthy shoppers from around the world. The stores are truly beautiful, many with neoclassical facades.
Via Del Corso
Via del Corso is home to a range of fashion stores aimed predominantly at younger customers and clothes are reasonably priced in most cases
Resembling a shopping mall, this street attracts crowds of both Romans and tourists and shops sell jeans, sporting equipment, clothing and accessories, antiques and general house ware. Nearby there are some antiques stores and trendy cafés.
One more thing, always keep in mind that Rome is not a city of bargains, but it is true that prices and options are better at the source than overseas, plus most times Rome has better value than Milan, Florence and other cities in the North of Italy.