Shopping in Rome: where? Here you are the most famous and less tourist avenues, where you can find original shops
Is something missing in our beautiful Italian capital? Rome is not only culture and amusement: among the architectural wonders, the glorious past and several occasions for spending leisure time, it attracts thousands of visitors every day, offering everything each one of them needs. It means we can't forget the numerous avenues the city dedicates to shopping, where you can buy luxurious but also niche goods, for collectors and original clothes lovers. If you look for deals, anyway, you can't miss a walk along the stands in the markets of the city, famous for their great variety of low cost offers: Rome is the perfect place for you, if you know where to go and you don't stop just at the first shop. And we should say, shopping lovers enjoy themselves just spending some hours admiring the bright and multicolour windows of the countless shops.
Luxury shopping in the Tridente and nearby
If you like doing shopping in the great brands boutiques, you can't miss to visit the Tridente. It is a plan of three streets - Via Frattina, Via Condotti, and Via Borgognona - departing from the wonderful Piazza di Spagna. Situated in the pumping heart of the city, they host some of the best shops of the Italian capital, daily assaulted by hundreds of tourists from all over the world.
This great trade point is loved by famous people and rich businessmen: maybe, you could meet some VIP among the windows and changing rooms! All the trendiest world brands have a shop in this area of the Eternal City. Some examples? If you are looking for jewelleries, here you will be enchanted by Tiffany, Bulgari and Dior.
If your interests are focused on clothes and accessories, you can find the most famous brands of the world in the Tridente: Hermes, Versace, Armani and Valentino are just a few of the great names in this area of Rome. But the most prestigious building of the Roman shopping surely is Palazzo Fendi, situated in Largo Goldoni and immediately recognizable by the great sign outside. Here, in the frame of a fascinating historical structure, there is the most prestigious Fendi store.
It is situated on seven floors, selling Fendi creations, but also hosting temporary exhibitions by the cooperation with other international emerging artists. The palace also hosts the famous Japanese restaurant Zuma, managed by the great chef Rainer Becker. If you want to taste an exclusive meal, admiring the Eternal City panorama from a wonderful terrace, this is the perfect place to spend an unforgettable Roman shopping day.
Everything you need in Via del Corso
Near Piazza di Spagna, Via del Corso is an essential benchmark for doing shopping in Rome. Why tourists and Roman people themselves love it so much? You will easily understand it just walking along it: it is a very long street, connecting Piazza Venezia and Piazza del Popolo, full of any kind of shops. Here, you will find the most famous luxury shops, as well as the great European and international franchises offering good quality products for accessible prices. If you don't have your own mean of transport, don't mind, because it is situated in the city centre, so easily reachable by public transport. Among the several attractions nearby, you can have a break at the famous Galleria Alberto Sordi. In this building, next to any kind of shops, there are also restaurants and bars, where to eat or have a coffee. If you want to avoid the crowd, you should know during the weekends it's more jammed, when hundreds of tourists walk along Via del Corso to make their purchases.
Low cost shopping
If luxury shopping is not for you and you prefer to get great deals, Rome offers something for you, too. One of the main benchmarks for low cost shopping is Via Tuscolana. There are several clothes shops by the most famous European franchises, but also restaurants, beauticians, and many other shops. Nearby, you will be able to visit the commercial centre Cinecittà 2, spending some hours surrounded by its windows. If you want to take a look at the shops in Tuscolana street, you can visit the official website: http://www.tuscolana-shopping.it/
Doing shopping often means looking for peculiar objects and vintage clothes. So, the best options are the city markets, offering a wide range of original or ancient items for cheap prices. If this is what you're looking for, don't miss the Mercatino di Monti, situated in the district with the same name. But be careful: it isn't a permanent market, you'll find it only on the last Saturdays and first and third Sundays of the month. Every Sunday, from the first lights of the morning till 2pm, you'll find the peculiar Porta Portese stands, in the historical local market beloved by tourists and Roman people. And if what you are looking for is a really peculiar shop, why don't you visit the Antica Manifattura Cappelli, in Via degli Scipioni 56? It is a small workshop that helped to characterize the city's history. Peeping between the several models available, you will surely find the perfect hat for you but, if not, you could anyway make your own one.
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