Shopping Rome Tips
Rome is a great place for shopping, with designer outlets and department stores all over the city. A cosmopolitan and thriving capital city for over 2000 years, Rome provides a multi-ethnic mix that is both attractive and explosive! Rome is home to a diverse array of shopping opportunities; the following 8 areas are the most renowned shopping Rome areas.
1. Spanish Steps – Via dei Condotti. This street is one of the richest streets in Italy and one of the best streets for shopping in Rome. The Via Dei Condotti is h￼ome to Italy’s top designer stores such as Armani, Prada, Versace, Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci and other notable names. This is also the street where the shop owners used to charge you just for walking in the door! Thankfully these days all of the shops sport an ‘ingresso gratuito’ sign which means you can go in and have a poke around without any obligation to buy!￼
2. Via del Corso – Bustling pedestrianised street that runs from Piazza del Popolo down to Piazza Venezia. Via del Corso is very popular with Romans and Tourists alike and is home to famous shops like the Ferrari flagship store and Swarowski Crystal. Visit the official AS Roma Stores, where it is possible to find the entire range of official AS Roma football team merchandise. More than 1000 different items from replica kit, leisurewear, souvenirs, toys, products for the house, videos, and the official AS Roma magazine LaRoma. All our products are guaranteed 100% official as ￼they carry the official product logo. The AS ROMA STORE also have ticket offices where you can purchase tickets for all matches.
3. Trastevere – located just over the River Tiber, the Trastevere district of Rome whose name literally translates as “across the Tiber”. A Bohemian spirit grips Trastevere and you can take great pleasure in getting lost in its many winding streets. See the outdoor food market in Piazza San Cosimato. This is a great chance to watch local Trasteverians buying and bargaining with vendors. The market starts about 7:00am and closes at 2:00pm. ￼￼￼
4. Viale Marconi and Porta Portese – Viale Marconi is very good for shopping and is particulary popular with young trendy Romans. A bit out from the city centre, it can be reached by talking the Metro Line B to Marconi. It is about 15 minutes away from the Colosseum. Porta Portese is the famous Roman flea market which takes place every Sunday from 8:00am until about 2:00pm.￼
5. Esquilino Market – food market with a mesmerizing array of fresh foods, fruits, fish and meat, run by people from all over the world. ￼ ￼
6. Piazza Navona – Via del Governo Vecchio – Piazza Navona is a great place for art lovers, the surrounding streets contain lots of art galleries and antique shops. There is a great film and cinema shop in Via del Governo Vecchio which is definitely worth a browse particularly if you are a fan of Italian Cinema. ￼
7. Castel Romano – Rome’s finest Designer Outlet: With more than 100 stores, cafés and restaurants, Castel Romano is more than a shopping centre where you can find your favourite labels with price reductions of up to 70%, all year round. Easy to reach Rome, our Designer Outlet offers endless entertainment, from the children’s play area to upscale restaurants and bars, and even an annual summer music festival. ￼
8. Eataly – Lastly, don’t miss the amazing Eataly: 18 casual restaurants and cafes, a coffee roaster, a brewery and even its own travel agency, all within a four-story space that resembles an upscale food court at an American mall. Taste and buy true italian products: cheese, buffalo mozzarella just made, wine, beer, bread, pasta, pizza, meat, fish and so on….