Rome is one of the most visited cities in the world, with a cultural, architectural and culinary abundance that attracts millions of tourists from all over the world every year. Beyond ruins and pizza and gelato, Italy’s historic capital is a shopaholic’s paradise. With vintage, second-hand stores, a selection of brands and luxury designer stores, everyone will find something to buy in the city. In Rome there are countless shopping streets, malls and markets, and to clear your head a bit, we have compiled a list for you of some of the most recommended shopping sites to visit in the city.
A beautiful neighborhood that is a well-known shopping area. Despite the crowds of travelers in the city, the place has maintained a local character. The narrow streets are full of boutique shops, galleries and designer houses and give the wanderer a very authentic and chic Roman experience. It is recommended to start the walk at the intersection of Via del Boschetto and Via Panisperna. The best time to tour the area is in the early evening.
Via del Governo Vecchio
A beautiful street passing through the famous Centro Storico, near Piazza Navona. In the magnificent street you can find small boutiques, jewelry stores and quality Italian brands that sell almost everything, from leather goods to unique souvenirs. Especially recommended are the vintage shops on the street.
Via dei Coronari
One of the oldest and most beautiful streets in the city and therefore a must-see on every visit. Known for selling special antiques at reasonable prices for every pocket. In other words, if you want to buy cheap vintage stuff or go back in time to ancient Rome, this is definitely the place.
Via dei Condotti
A popular street in Rome. Best known for successful outlet sales offering shoppers elite brands such as Gucci, Dior and Dolce & Gabbana. The place is especially recommended for buying Italian leather goods and especially bags.
Via Del Corso
A particularly long street that is considered one of the best known and most loved shopping sites in the city. You will find a variety of shops of international brands such as Zara, H&M and Mango, but also local Roman shops. Expect congestion and a heavy load of travelers in the area, especially during the tourist season.
If you encountered a particularly hot or rainy day, even in Rome, as befits a large European city, there is an exclusive brand mall. The building is located near the famous Trevi Fountain and contains luxury stores, designer houses and many brand stores. You can buy anything you want there, from cosmetics and clothing to housewares and ornaments, all under the same roof. If the long shopping trip has made you hungry, on the sixth floor of the building there is a large food court, from where you can look down on the Roman landscape.
Via Cola Di Rienzo
If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is the place for you. The street is popular mainly among the locals and offers a nice selection of brand shops, Italian and international. The prominent advantages of the place are the relatively low prices and the calm and quiet wandering in the area.
A beautiful little street full of artist galleries and cute shops. The street offers a unique experience for art lovers. The atmosphere in the place is quiet and pastoral and the prices are considered fair. It is recommended to visit the place on Sundays.
Another recommended outlet center in the city. The building is particularly large and offers designer stores and brands such as Michael Kors, Roberto Cavalli and Nike. The discounts on the items start from 30% and sometimes reach 70%, depending on the season. In addition to affordable shopping, you can enjoy the many cafes and restaurants that surround the area.
Address: Via del ponte di Piscina Cupa 64.
The Spanish Steps are a particularly well-known area of the city that contains the highest concentration of shops in Rome. The place is suitable for everyone, as you can find businesses of all kinds, from small shops and local brands to high fashion designers such as Prada and Giorgio Armani. If you’re visiting Rome, don’t miss a stroll through the streets in the area, especially Via Frattina, known for its good shoe stores.
Via dei Giubbonari
A street that is considered one of the best shopping areas in the city. Located in the heart of the old Jewish ghetto and near the famous Campo de’Fiori. The place is recommended for extremely cheap shopping and includes small shoe stores and many fashion boutiques.
For dessert, you can’t travel in Rome without referring to its amazing cuisine. Eataly is a huge food center, where you can find almost anything edible, made in Italy. The complex is located in the old Ostiense train station and offers many floors with businesses selling Italian delicacies, groceries and many restaurants. Also, cooking classes and tasting tours are held there.