Shopping In Rome Is An Experience You Won't Want To Miss
Shopping in Rome is a shoppers paradise. Italy is well known to have the most beautiful clothes in the world. There is everything here from designer outlets, small boutique shops, department stores and shopping malls throughout the city.
Keep in mind that on Mondays the stores won't open until late afternoon; and during the week they are often closed between 1pm-4pm. Rome has a diverse array of shopping opportunities for everyone. I've listed some of the places where we enjoy shopping in the Eternal City and some tips to help you find what you may be looking for.
If you are looking for High End Labels- Check out Piazza di Spagna otherwise known as the Spanish Steps.
Here you will find one of the richest streets in Rome with Italy's top designer stores such as Armani, Prada, Versace, Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci and other famous names. These shops used to charge an entrance fee just to walk through the door. But thankfully this rule
Via del Corso is a fun place to shop at anytime of the year.
Via del Corso is one of our favorite places for shopping in Rome. It is very popular amongst the Romans and the tourists. You will find famous stores such as Ferrari, Swarovski Crystal, the Disney Store, and many popular Italian stores with amazing fashions and shoes. At Christmas time the street is lit up for miles with beautiful lights.
While Shopping In Rome Check Out Trastevere.
Trestevere is located just over the Tiber River. It's a great place for shopping in Rome. In this area you will find great shoes stores and plenty of souvenirs. If you are looking for a bargain this is the place to go. Many of the local stores will let you bargain with them and often you will get the price that you are willing to pay. This area is very charming with its winding streets and charming old style buildings.
Porta Portese- Rome's Famous Flea Market
This is the famous Roman flea market. If you love to shop at markets; you have to come here on Sundays. Every Sunday the street closes to traffic and there are hundreds of vendors selling pretty much everything. It opens early in the morning-8am and finishes at 2pm. It's always very full of activity; so be prepared for crowds.
Piazza Navona- Artists And Antiques Are Found Here
If you are looking for some beautiful art or antiques this is the place to go. Many artists set up their beautiful paintings for sale. We've purchased some stunning paintings here that we are looking forward to framing in the future. There are many shops that carry antique furniture and memento's from years past.
The Rome Outlets Are Worth The Drive If You Want To Find Some Great Deals On Designer Brands
The Rome Outlets are approximately 10 miles outside of Rome. You can always take a bus or train to Termini Station and take a shopping bus to the outlets. It costs approximately EU15 return but worth the money with the amount of savings you will have. Or you can take a taxi ride.
Its called the McArthur Glen's Castel Romano Outlet Center. There are designers stores including Bruno Magli, Ferragamo, Frette, Puma, Burberry and others. The website is www.mcartherglen.it for more information. It's open daily from 10am to 10pm.