Shopping in the eternal city? Here you are the most famous streets!
Rome is rich in tourists coming from the Italian regions and from all over the world, every year; they are attracted by the numerous artistic, historical and cultural beauties the city offers.
Visiting Rome doesn’t mean only visiting museums and archaeological sites; you can do shopping in the most popular avenues of the eternal city, too.
The shops in the city centre, around Piazza Navona and Via del Corso, Via Condotti and San Giovanni, you can find the best of made in Italy. Fashion, excellent wine and food, artisan products and so on, for a trip in Rome that can be considered completed only if you visit the thousands of boutiques.
Shopping in Piazza di Spagna
One of the most famous shopping places of the Italian capital is the area from Piazza Venezia to the famous Piazza di Spagna. There are the most famous Italian streets, such as Via dei Condotti, Via del Babuino and Via Frattina, the so called fashion district of Rome. These streets full of tourists and citizens host luxury and Italian and international high fashion boutiques, being the favourite destination of quality lovers. The top is Via dei Condotti, where just some of the greatest shops are Dolce&Gabbana, Tiffany, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferragamo, Bulgari, Dior, Prada, Gucci, Cartier, Hermès and Armani.
Shops are all exclusive, characterised by high standard furniture, architecture and design, according to the high level brands.
Welcome of customers is impeccable, skilled shop assistants receive tourists, leading them to discover the collections of knitwear’s, evening dresses, hand-made shoes and luxurious accessories.
Nearby, in Via Frattina and Via del Babuino, high fashion runway show goes on through many great shop windows, created to astonish and enchant visitors. Walking around there, you will see Emporio Armani, Miu Miù, Tiffany and Chanel, along a trip through dreams and emotions, with no breaks.
As you get in Piazza di Spagna, Valentino, Cavalli, Versace and Yves Saint Laurent represent the triumph of everything, creating a framework to the Barcaccia by Bernini and the everlasting stairs, for a never ending connection of historical and aesthetical beauty.
Via del Corso, the focus of shopping in the eternal city
Not far from Piazza di Spagna, towards Musei Capitolini and the Altare della Patria, you reach Via del Corso, the most popular arteria of Rome, connecting Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Venezia, in a no-stop flow of tourists. The atmosphere is different from the other streets: stores are more affordable and commercial, for everybody, selling any kind of products, from luxurious products to toys, books and arts and crafts.
Some brands exposed there are Zara, Nike, Adidas, Intimissimi, Diesel, H&M, Gap, Sisley, Yamamay, Luisa Spagnoli, Benetton, Stefanel and many others.
Both men and women, young and old people can find one-of-a-kind quality and cheap items. If you are looking for sport clothing, you just have to enter shops such as Lacoste’ or Foot Locker’, or David Mayer’ and Nuvolari’ for classic style.
Shopping avenues in San Giovanni
The city centre is not the only one place where to do shopping, visiting monument and enjoying art. San Giovanni is another very famous area, loved by tourists and citizens. You can reach it by A-underground, and you will find the Coin, the famous commercial centre, attended by thousands of people every day, meeting in front of it.
There are the last Coin collections, many offers for clothing and home accessories. On the upper floors, there is Nespresso shop, where to taste the last world most famous coffee pods and relax, sipping one of the best Roman espresso.
There is not just Coin there: Via Appia Nuova is rich in stores, such as Calzedonia, Golden Point and Furla, Nara Camicie and Fellini for classic clothing, the ancient Ottica Vasari, Fanuele Jewellery and the Swatch store.
Food and wine shopping in Rome
Shopping in the eternal city can offer the best of Italian wine and food, too.
Eataly is the focus: it is a commercial centre in Ostiense, not far from Piramide stop. There are exclusive wines from the finest wine cellars of the country, certified extra virgin oil, home-made comfitures, rare chocolate, sweets, cheese and any kind of food and beverage. You can buy gift packs there, for relatives and friends, and you can also have a great meal, tasting the recipes of the day, made by the best chefs of the city.
You can buy typical Italian products in some little stores in Via Santa Maria del Pianto, in the Jewish district - the ghetto -, in Via San Francesco a Ripa, near the river and in Via dei Monti Parioli, in the northern area, too.
Shopping streets full of tourists on holiday represent a lasting mix of fashion, arts and crafts and Italian wine and food.
Rome can offer so much to its visitors: wherever you go around the city, you can buy a made in Italy souvenir, to never forget your Roman holidays.
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