Where to shop in Rome and where Romans go shopping everyday for cloths, food, groceries etc
Here you can find some good suggestions to make your shopping time special and convenient!!!
Shopping in Rome is a great experience. Fashion design! Antiques! Special bargain! These are some good reasons to shop in Rome.
The high Fashion shopping streets of Rome:
Near the Spanish Steps are located the most important names of Italian fashion – Fendi, Valentino, Bulgari , Prada, Armani, Versace, Ferragamo, Cavalli, Gucci, and many others. The streets of Via Condotti, Via Borgognona and Via Frattina start near the Piazza di Spagna (Spanish steps) and they are known as the most expensive streets in Rome.
· In Via Condotti begins you can find the atelier of Bulgari, Armani, Hermès, Cartier, Ferragamo, Battistoni
· In Via Borgognona there are fashion shops like Fendi, Laura Biagiotti, Gai Mattiolo, Dolce & Gabbana.
· In Via Frattina Tiffany, and Versace.
· An incredible concentration of Art galleries, restaurants and antique shops, dealers turns the streets of Via dei Coronari, Via Giulia, Via Margutta, Via del Babuino and Via del Pellegrino into an open-air art gallery. For the whole year local artists holds exhibitions.
Usually the locals “Romans” prefer to shop in other places..
Via del Corso and the little streets nearby is the favorite shopping area of all Romans. From Piazza Venezia up to Piazza del Popolo there are numerous shoe stores, popular Italian and international fashion brands like Benetton etc. Other very important streets for shopping are Via Cola di Rienzo, Via Ottaviano, Viale Giulio Cesare, Via Candia (near the Vatican) this area is well known for good shopping and best cafés in the city. The main street is Via Cola di Rienzo. Here there are numerous boutiques, including Trussardi, Tommy Hilfiger, Energy, Jiesel Jeans, Miss Sixty, Armani, Benetton and Brandy. The most important department store in this street is Coin.
Rome Outdoor Flea Markets and Antiques
· There are quite a lot good outdoor markets, flea markets, to find antiques in Rome. The most important is Porta Portese, which operates on Sundays only from 7am until 2pm, is one the largest flea markets in Europe and it is possible to find all kind of goods from antique, animals, to secondhand clothing, to original art, jewels, posters, furniture, food, etc. Porta Portese is located in Via Ostiense – Trastevere neighborhood.
· The oldest and most characteristic market in Rome is hold in Campo de’ Fiori is in Rome. The market is held in the morning (on sunday is closed).
· On the Via Ostiense there is an “Eco-Solidarity Market” which sells used clothing and antiques.
· The Market antique prints (Mercato delle Stampe) is hold in “Largo della Fontanella di Borghese“, opened every morning except Sunday. Antique books, magazines, engravings and prints.
· The Via Sannio market is situated next to San Giovanni station on Line A of the Rome Metro. It sells mainly clothes and accessories. The centre of the market is covered, with stands on the surrounding streets. It is open on weekdays during the morning.
· The market of Testaccio contains vegetable and fruit, butchers, fishmonger and sellers of cheese, ham, salami locally produced. It is hold in Piazza Testaccio opened every morning except Sunday.
Rome shopping malls
The four bigger malls in Rome are:
· Mall of Euroma 2 with 240 shops, 40 bars and restaurants;
· Mall of Porta Di Roma: 220 shops, a 13 screens cinema, 2 swimming pools, a fitness centre;
· Mall of Roma Est: 210 shops, a 12 screens cinema, 24 bars and restaurants;
· Mall of Parco Leonardo: near Fiumicino Airport, 216 shops, 24 screens cinema (this is biggest cinema in Italy), 16 lane bowling, slot machines area an Wi-Fi spots.