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High fashion shopping in Rome is concentrated on two streets running parallel to each other from the Spanish Steps. Via Condotti is home to Prada, Valentino, Gucci, Armani, and Max-Mara. Over on Via Borgognona, one can find the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Gianfranco Ferré, Laura Biagiotti, and Gai Mattiolo. Closer to Piazza Navona is Via dei Giubbonari, and its street fashion stores McQueen and Liquid. Also nearby is Via del Governo Vecchio, with its elegant vintage fashion boutiques.
When it comes to food, Rome has several notable spots. Volpetti, on Via Marmorata 47 in Testaccio, is as close to heaven as you can get. This bustling, high-paced place offers many deli options—Latini pasta from Osimo, salsiccia and spicy sandwich meats. Its speciality, however, is its cheeses, including the formaggio di fossa, matured underground. Two other delis to revel in are ancient Franchi and Castroni on Via Cola di Rienzo. Castroni offers a slightly international selection. Campo de' Fiori is the site of a daily food market that embodies the terms picturesque and colorful. Come early when the shadows are long and the morning is at its freshest. Another nice market, with more of a food hall atmosphere, is Mercato di Testaccio.
Carlo CecchiniPeruse the high-quality leather creations of Carlo Cecchini himself, whose strong creativity and imagination result in a vast range of designs conceived for a varied crowd of all ages and styles. His production of bags, totes, wallets, shoes and purses, follows the guiding principles of the old Italian leather making traditions, only using top quality raw materials treated and manufactured according to centuries-old traditions.
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McArthurGlen Castel Romano Designer OutletFor a unique shopping experience, just 20 minutes from Rome you’ll find Castel Romano Designer Outlet with all your favorite labels with discounts of 30-70%, all year round. Daily shuttle service is available from Rome city center.
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La RinascenteLa Rinascente is a slightly more exclusive department store, carrying many high-end brands. They have everything from clothes to shoes, perfume and accessories.
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Galleria Alberto SordiBeautiful 19th-century arcade with enormous cut-glass chandeliers and a vaulted glass roof. Recently named after the very popular, now late, actor Alberto Sordi. Various shops and coffee bars, but mainly fashion clothes, for example, Zara but also the book shop Feltrinelli, which has a wide range of guides, books in various languages, CDs, etc.
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CoinCoin specializes in men's and women's clothing and beauty items. Not only will you find shoes, bags, jewelry, and perfumes, but also a great selection of high-quality kitchen and bathroom gadgets.
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BattistoniBattistoni is a fashion institute that started its business in the year 1946 here in Rome and makes flawless tailoring for men and women. If it is an elegant Italian design you are looking for, then you have come to the right place.
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Bottega VenetaLeather, leather, leather, it is almost a guarantee to walk out with a beautiful bag or a lovely pair of shoes when visiting this boutique. Bottega Veneta also has a dangerously lovely home and furniture line.
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Laura BiagiottiLaura Biagiotti is one of Italy's greatest designers, crowned the "Queen of Cashmere." This line has everything from elegant clothing to shoes, bags, eyewear and underwear.
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Boutique Roberto CavalliTo purchase something here will set you back a couple of months’ rent, but there is no cost in just looking. There is nothing that can compare to a beautiful, flawless Cavalli dress - just look yourself.
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AbitartAt Abitart you can get your hands on a one-of-a-kind, colorful clothes. The designer comes from an artistic background that is reflected in their creative clothing.
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