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Shopping in Rome
Shopping in Rome can be done in your own way with your own preferred choices as the city has the best concentration of shops spread all around it. There is everything from local shops to designer outlets in different areas of Rome.
Here is a quick Rome shopping guide with interesting places for shopping to explore:
- Spanish Steps (Piazza di Spagna) and Via del Corso: The area around the Spanish Steps is the best places for shopping with designer labels such as Armani, Hermes, Gucci, Prada, Versace, Valentino and others. This area is home to some of the finest fashion and jewelry stores. There are some local brands and less expensive shops too including some local brands like Fausto Santini.
- Behind Piazza Navona: Located just behind the Brazilian Embassy, there is one of the finest stores Via Del Governo Vecchio on Piazza Navona. This street is well-known to have some fun boutiques with beautiful ambiance. You will also find vintage shops along with places to grab a snack or drink. Towards the end of Piazza Navona, there are many antique dealers. Although there are not many originals left but overall this place is a lot of fun for shoppers. Here you can easily spend a whole day of shopping and fun.
- Monti Neighborhood:For experiencing local shopping, you must go to the Monti neighborhood. This area will give you charm of the ancient Rome and it has plenty of small boutiques with interesting cafes and bistros. The best streets to explore here are Via dei Serpenti, Via Panisperna, Via Urbana and Via del Boschetto.
- Between the Vatican and Piazza del Popolo: A wide street for shopping is here where you can find some high-value brand names along with the Coin department store, local shops and the newly opened Tiffany’s. As you pass this street, you will go across its residential part with some cute shops. This is the Prati neighborhood part which is an upscale residential area with grand buildings.
Sales (Saldi in Italian): You will find sales once in winter and once in summer depending upon region. In summer, sales begin usually on the first weekend of July (Saturday) and remain there through August almost. In winter, sales begin usually on the first weekend of January (Saturday) and remain there through February almost.
- Monday – Shops open around 3 to 4 pm and close around 7 to 8 pm. Mornings close.
- Tuesday to Friday – Shops open around 9:30 to 10 am till 1 pm. Then reopen around 3 to 4 pm and close around 7 to 8 pm.
- Saturday – Shops open around 10 am till 1 pm.
- Holidays such as Christmas, Easter etc. – Shops remain closed. For shopping on holidays, you can rely on the Termini Train Station shopping gallery as it remains open.