Shopping in Rome: Heels and cobblestones, doing shopping in the centre of Rome
Like Milan, Rome certainly is a city where shopping finds its foster homeland. There are many shops proposing any kind of trends, by local or international fashion brands. Here you are the unmissable places in Rome, for an extreme shopping.
The shopping areas where to find international brands in Rome
The city centre obviously is one of the places where you can do shopping. The most famous streets are Via Condotti, Via Borgognona, and Via Frattina, but also in Piazza di Spagna there are many luxury shops proposing great brands, such as Valentino, Armani, Prada, but also international labels such as Tiffany and Hermes.
In the centre of Rome, you can also do shopping in Via del Corso, where the beautiful commercial centre Galleria Alberto Sordi is situated: there are high fashion brands, but also more commercial brands and big stores. In the list of the best shopping avenues in Rome, there is also Via del Campo Marzio, whose boutiques are loved by tourists looking for great deals. From there, you will be easily able to reach other shopping areas, such as Via del Babuino, where there are several jewelleries and high fashion boutiques.
Jewels lovers shouldn't miss a mandatory step: Via del Pellegrino, behind the Vatican. Since the ancient times, there have been goldsmiths ateliers making handicrafts for the pope and his court. Nowadays, their tradition still goes on, proposing high quality products, made of gold and precious stones. And then, Via Cola di Rienzo, in Prati district, where you can find commercial brands such as Liu Jo, Motivi, and so on.
Where to do vintage shopping, in Rome
Rome is also the city where to find vintage products or handicrafts. Obviously, you should know the right places where to go, to find what is missing in your house. An address you have to know when you visit Rome for a weekend is Via del Boschetto.
There, you can find the trendiest brands, offering a refined, but always alternative fashion. In this area, in the heart of Rione Monti, there are vintage shops offering high fashion but second-hand items. In this street, there is also the Mercatino di Monti, where you can find second-hand but luxury items. Another address to keep in mind for vintage shopping is Via del Governo Vecchio: there are the majority of shops selling vintage fashion clothes, and you can really find a good deal, catching a dress or a peculiar accessorize, characterised by the 70s and psychedelic 80s style. Also in the Trastevere district - famous for its nightlife - you can find some interesting shops proposing emerging brands, as well as vintage shops for men, women and children. At last, some interesting deals can be found at Mercatino di Campo de' Fiori, every morning.
Handicraft and accessories in Rome: where to buy them
We have just made a list of the most important addresses to find clothes and jewels; let's discover some places where to find handicrafts, antiques and fashion accessories. If you are looking for small antiques, the best place is in Via del Campo Marzio, in the city centre: you can find many handicraft shops and antique small galleries offering many different products, for every taste. Nearby, there are via Ripetta, via del Babuino and via Margutta: there you can find shops proposing leather and hide handmade accessorizes, or gloves, hats, and bags. Between Via Ottaviano and Via Candia, in Prati district, there are some of the main shops selling bags and suitcases, while on Via Cola di Rienzo you can find jewellery stores and the Hermes store offering his famous scarves. If you are looking for handicrafts, you can make a tour in Trastevere.
In this district, every evening you will find stands selling the creations of many artisans. On summer evenings, Lungotevere becomes one of the unmissable addresses you have to keep in mind, to buy handicrafts, but also objects for you house. All of them are handmade, so each one different from the other, and they fit any type of design. In Via del Babuino and nearby, there are some beautiful shops selling interior design products.
Where to stay in Rome for a shopping trip
In order to spend a shopping weekend in Rome, you have to choose the best hotel where to stay. Obviously, an accommodation in the centre of the city facilitates any movement, because all the shopping areas preferred by customers are located right there. For this reason, an ideal solution may be to stay at the Cosmopolitan Hotel, located in the heart of the capital.
The hotel has all the comforts of a star-accommodation and, at the same time, a familiar atmosphere making guests feel very comfortable. Also the hotel staff is always available for the guests, to provide them with any information needed, to be able to plan their shopping trip, according to the type of shops they want. The Cosmopolita Hotel is available to answer to any of your questions about availability and price of the rooms.
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