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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.
Below is a list of the best places to shop in Rome:
RinascenteLa Rinascente is a slightly more exclusive department store, carrying many high-end brands. They have everything from clothes to shoes, perfume and accessories. After a long day of shopping, you can enjoy a walk through the close-by Villa Borghese gardens.
Read More...Address: Piazza Fiume, Rome
Phone: +39 02 9138 7388
Operating Hours: Daily 10am–9pm
Galleria Alberto SordiBeautiful 19th-century arcade with enormous cut-glass chandeliers and a vaulted glass roof, this mall was recently named after the very popular, now late actor Alberto Sordi. Various shops and coffee bars, but mainly fashion clothes, but also the book shop Feltrinelli, which has a wide range of guides and books in various languages.
Read More...Address: Piazza Colonna 31-35, Rome
Phone: +39 06 6919 0769
Operating Hours: Daily 9am–8pm
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.
Read More...Address: Piazzale Appio 7, Rome
Phone: +39 06 708 0020
Operating Hours: Daily 10am–8pm
More Info: There are several other Coin branches all over Rome.
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.
Read More...Address: Via dei Condotti 61a, Rome
Phone: +39 06 6976111
Operating Hours: Monday 3pm–7pm, Tuesday–Saturday 10am–7pm
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.
Read More...Address: Via Belsiana 57, Rome
Phone: +39 06 679 1205
Operating Hours: Mon–Sat 10:30am–1pm, 2:30–7pm
Vanessa Foglia AbitartAt Vanessa Foglia Abitart, you can get your hands on one-of-a-kind, colorful clothes. The designer comes from an artistic background that is reflected in their creative women's clothing.
Read More...Address: Via della Croce, 46, Rome
Phone: +39 339 722 3507
EatalyEataly is a famous megastore-chain offering high-quality Italian delicacies. In Rome, they are situated at Ostiense railway station and provide you with multiple floors of food heaven. You can pick up some souvenirs and attend cooking classes or visit one of their restaurants.
Read More...Address: Piazzale XII Ottobre 1492, Rome
Phone: +39 06 90279201
Operating Hours: Daily 9am–12am
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.
Read More...Address: Via della Lungaretta 65, Rome
Phone: +39 06 580 9877
Operating Hours: Monday–Saturday 10am–12am, Sunday 11am–12am
Castel Romano Designer OutletFor a unique shopping experience, just 20 minutes from Rome you will 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.
Read More...Address: Via del Ponte di Piscina Cupa, 64, Rome
Phone: +39 06 505 0050
Operating Hours: Daily 9:15am–8pm