Rome sightseeing and popular attractions

Shopping in Rome

Most people come to Rome for sightseeing and learning. There is probably nothing more enjoyable than learning about Rome’s culture, art and history. However, Rome offers more than that. After visiting a number of monuments, churches, buildings and museums, you may as well enjoy shopping in Rome. Just like any other places, Rome also has shopping centers that offer affordable stuffs and some others offer branded clothing lines that are quite expensive. You can as well find small boutiques around the corners of Rome as well as boutiques that feature exclusive products.

There is only one supermarket in Rome that is open in 24 hours. The small scale shopping centers in Rome are generally open from 13:00 to 16:30 while the large stores are open between 9:00 and 20:00. Just like any other shopping areas in the most cities and towns in Italy, most shopping centers are closed on Mondays and Sundays. Also, a lot of stores are held closed for a few weeks during the month of August.

Shopping Centers

Via Cola di Rienzo
You can find hundreds of shopping centers along Via Cola di Rienzo. It is here where most Romans go for shopping in town. Romans love to stroll around this area. Although Via Cola di Rienzo is not that popular yet to tourists but if you just walk along and stroll, you will certainly experience the thrill of Roman shopping. Here, you can choose to shop from popularly known or from a less known bland stores and bars just for instance the book shop, gelaterias, cinemas and Castroni.

Via Condotti
You can find a number of exclusive and open shopping centers around Via Condotti. Among these are the Hermes, Bally, Trussardi, Eddy Monetti, Bruno, Gianni Bravo, Magli, Giorgio Armani, Bioni, Campanile, Valentino, Blunauta, Yves St. Laurent and the famous Louis Vuitton.

Via del Corso
Via del Corso is the most obvious shopping area in Rome. The area is known for its hectic streets and less family oriented environment. You can find a wide range of fashion shopping stores along this area and likewise some small bars and cafes where you can take a break for a coffee and snack while shopping. You can also find most of the branded items here like the Ferrari flagship as well as the Diesel and Benetton fashion brands. The area extends from Piazza Venezia to Piazza dell Popolo.

Via Frattina
If you are looking for a good place to shop for an affordable yet elegant designer accessories and clothings, then you must not miss visiting Via Frattina.

Via Margutta
You can find good art galleries and antique stores along this beautifully quiet street. It is just parallel to Via del Babuino.

Via Nazionale
If you are on tight budget, you can shop at Via Nazionale where you can find items that are just right for the value of your money. Via Nazionale is the one that connects largo Magnanapoli to Piazza della Repubblica.

Via Veneto
Via Veneto is known to be the most well-known and the most expensive shopping street in Rome.

Department Stores

Cinecitta `2
This shopping center in Rome is located just next to the Cineccita Studios in Rome. It is a two storey shopping center and department store that offers a wide range of clothing stores, electronics stalls, hair dressers and beauty salons. You can also find some restaurants, caffes and food chains like McDonalds inside the store. There is also one supermarket in Cinecitta `2.

Address
Via Palmiro Togliatti 2
Rome, Italy

Operating Hours
9:30 to 20:00

La Rinascente
La Rinascente is known to be the largest of the department store chains in Italy. It has its own clothing line called Ellere. Its line of clothing is mainly for children, men and women. La Rinascente is a high-class department store that offers goods like perfume, clothing cosmetics and hosiery.

Address
Largo Chigi 20/21
Rome, Italy

Operating hours
9:30 to 20:00

Roma Downtown
You can also visit at Roma Downtown for your shopping needs.

Address
Via di Propaganda 7a
Rome, Italy

Hours
7:00 to 20:00

Markets

The most popular and the largest market is located at the heart of Rome and is held in Piazza Campo de ‘Fiori. It is open from 9:00 to 13:00 every day except for Sundays.

Other markets in Rome

Mercato Generale
This is an open market that is located in Via Ostiense

Ponte Milvio Market
This market is open from 6:00 to 13:00 every day except Sundays. It is located at Piazzale di Ponte Milvio. This market is a well-known fish market where you can find fresh seafood and fish. You can also find fresh meats, poultry products, fresh fruits and vegetables, footwear, clothing and beddings in Ponte Milvio Market.

Porta Portese Market
This market is a known massive flea market. It is open every Sunday and is located at Via Portuense.

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