Where to shop in the capital
Planning to shop till you drop while in Rome? The Roman shopping streets are mostly nestled within the most beautiful and central neighbourhoods of the city, which makes browsing the shops doubly pleasant! Here are our tips on the best places to go on your shopping spree.
Via del Corso
The most central shopping street and also one of the most popular and well known, running from Piazza del Popolo all the way to Piazza Venezia. You'll find all kinds of shops, even budget ones, for everything from clothing to accessories.
Via del Babuino
Running parallel to Via del Corso, this street is home to beautiful buildings and higher profile stores. We also recommend a walk through the magic of Via Margutta, which you can get to from Via del Babuino.
If you have an unlimited budget and want to get up to date with the latest Italian high fashion trends, Via Condotti, which intersects Via del Corso at a right angle and leads to Piazza di Spagna, is the shopping street for you. This is the place you'll find the main high fashion brands, who are ready and waiting to take care of your requirements.
A central street dotted with the unique boutiques that helped to bring Parisian fashion to Rome.
Via Cola di Rienzo
A shopping street not far from the Vatican City, perfect for browsing all the top brands and some typical Roman shops before or after visiting the wonderful St Peter's Basilica.
If you're after vintage and "alternative" clothing, you should definitely take a look around the Monti district, located between Termini Station and the Colosseum. In the beautiful alleys, as well as several trattorias and places to eat and drink, you'll also come across typically Italian shops and a genuine market (Mercato di Monti), usually open on weekends and full of vintage and second-hand items.
If you're looking for a good deal and some unique, perhaps bizarre second-hand items, the Porta Portese market is one of the most famous in Rome. It's open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. To get the best prices, it's often best to get there right when it opens and catch that first morning light!