Shopping in Rom
Shopping is also not neglected in the Italian metropolis. The classic Italian chic from Bella Italia is legendary. Allegedly, if Italian women had little money left, they would rather buy a new piece of clothing than something to eat. In the centre, shops are usually open seven days a week continuously from 9am to 7.30pm. Small shops often close over lunchtime.
First shopping street: The Via del Corso
From the Piazza Venezia to the Piazza del Popolo, the Via del Corso stretches for more than one and a half kilometres. Around the dead straight street you will find designer shops as well as souvenir shops and the branches of big chains. If you are looking for a souvenir, a pair of new shoes or an extravagant piece of clothing, you are sure to find what you are looking for on this busy shopping mile.
Luxury in perfection: Via dei Condotti
Turn into Via dei Condotti at the Spanish Steps and you’ll find luxury labels. Starting off is the fashion house Fendi, followed by Max Mara, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Bulgari and Gucci to name a few. All the great fashion designers will do the honours on the approximately 600-metre-long route.
Lively Rome at the Campo de Fiori
For those who like it less luxurious, the area around the Campo dei Fiori is the right place. This is where one of Rome’s most popular markets takes place and where Romans shop for their fresh fruit and vegetables. A variety of small boutiques offering individual fashions have set up shop here. Even with a slimmer travel budget, you might be able to snag a chic unique piece or two in the shops. Numerous bars, restaurants and cafés round off the flair of the lively square.
Bustle at the Sunday flea market
You will find very individual and original pieces at the Mercato delle Pulci flea market at Porta Portese in the Trastevere district. On Sundays between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m., everything imaginable is on sale. Caution: Be warned of thieves!
Buying fake branded goods is an absolute no-go in Italy. Buying these articles from one of the flying traders can result in heavy fines. [/vc_column_text] [/vc_column][/vc_row]