Whilst admiring the views in one of Rome apartments or Rome hotels, you´ll soon start to get the itch to do some historical-cultural sightseeing of a lifetime. . . Get ready for 5 good reasons as to why shopping in Rome is the best!
Though less famous than Milan for shopping, Rome also boasts excellent inexpensive stores, second hand shops and designer stores. The shops are typically open from 9h to 13h, after 16h to 19h30, and they generally close Sunday and Monday in the morning.
1. The best district is located between the Via del Corso and the Via del Babuino, near the Piazza di Spagna (Spanish Plaza). Here you will find the famous commercial street, Via Condotti that competes with the Parisian avenue of Champs Elysées. It is one of most prestigious, elegant, luxurious and famous commercial streets in Rome, and in the world - dedicated to boutiques of luxury, prêt-à-porter fashion and haute couture, jewelery and Italian art like Gucci, Valentino, Versace, Bulgari, Ferragamo, Armani, Battistoni, Ferré, Fendi, Laura Biagiotti, La Perla. . . and international Hermès, Cartier, Dior, Yves Saint-Lauret. . . Also take a look at the streets perpendicular to the Via Condotti, such as via della Croce and Via Frattina.
2. Between the main station Termini and Piazza Vittorio, at 11 Via dello Statuo you will find Mas Allo Statuo. The equivalent to “Bon marché, " which is well-known in Rome for their competitive prices, especially for clothes and shoes, and they are open on Sunday.
3. If you are looking for shoes, take a stroll through the morning market in the Testaccio district, near the pyramid. It is an outdoor fruit and vegetable market in Piazza del l’ Emporio where several stands are reserved for inexpensive woman's shoes.
4. Don't miss the flea market of Porta Portese on Sunday mornings. This is a well-known market where you will find a bit of everything, even if the majority of items are displayed as bazaar objects. This place is not for people who dislike proximity, but rather for true shopping addicts who seek out all the best sales. The most important thing to remember is to go light - no objects of value, passports or credit cards. Take only the necessary amount of cash hidden at the bottom of your bag or in your shoes.
5. The districts with inexpensive boutiques of prêt-à-porter are numerous, especially near the Vatican on Via Cola di Rienzo or on Via Ottaviano. There are many multifaceted shops, ideal for the purchase of jeans, shoes, children's clothes, as well as other small varied stores.
Leah is a writer and expert on Rome life, from museums, gastronomy and festivals, including Rome apartments and Rome hotels. For more information visit my website http://www.oh-holidays.com