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It's too hard to say which street in Rome is the best for shopping because there are so many!
Rome's finest and most eminent shopping street is Via Condotti, starting at the base of the Spanish Steps. We could call it the Rodeo drive of Rome, where the elite spill their pocketbooks for items from stores like Furla, Armani, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and many more. To complement an outfit with jewellery visit Bulgari and Cartier also found on Via Condotti. This street is closed to traffic so enjoy a leisurely walk and have a great time window shopping!
A parallel to Via Condotti is Via Frattina, also beginning at the foot of the Spanish steps. The street is narrower and the shops are closer to one another. A quiet pedestrian only street, one can find an array of shops for sportier clothes like jeans by Versace and Hugo Boss, as well as specialty shops for souvenirs.
Want less expensive but still great made in Italy clothing? Via del Corso aims for the not so rich younger consumer offering shops like Diesel, Benetton, Stefanel, and many other authentic Italian names mixed among those like Guess, Swatch and other international favourites.
Nearby on Via Babuino, a new entry in Japanese style, Tad, joins the Roman shopping scene. A department store set on two floors, this store offers everything from garments to furniture and includes a hair dressers and restaurant.
Let's not forget to mention Via Nazionale which begins at Piazza della Repubblica where one can find a numerous selection of leather and clothing stores with reasonable prices, along with an abundance of other boutiques and souvenir shops. This via is busy with traffic so be careful when you cross the street!
The Vatican area also has its share of shops where you can enjoy all kinds of shopping that include foot wear, clothing and lots of other items and souvenirs.
Looking for material to sew your own clothes. Take a walk down Via delle Botteghe Oscure.
Dive into the past and visit Fratelli Vigaṇ on Via Minghetti 7, a shop that has been around since 1873 and sells hats of all kinds along with men's clothing.
Like wicker? Visit Campo de' Fiori and Piazza Navona where one can find numerous artisan boutiques selling everything from furniture to nick-knacks.
If you're in Rome at Christmas, Piazza Navona also hosts an open air toy market and food stands galore.
Antiques and Household
Looking to buy antiques or just to have a look? Take a walk down Via dei Coronari, found in the Campo Marzio area near the north end of Piazza Navona just ahead of the excavations of the Stadium of Domitian, where numerous antique shops open their doors to offer items such as vases, urns, chandeliers, pieces in marble, furniture galore, and much more.
If you're interested in antique prints, visit the shop of Alberto di Castro or one of the many other prestigious art shops found on Via Babuino.
Looking for things for the house? Visit C.U.C.I.N.A in Via Mario de' Fiori 65 and GUSTO in Piazza Augusto Imperatore 7, where not only will you find great "made in Italy" items for the house and kitchen but also a great pizzeria bar where you can relax with a bite to eat.
Other splendid products for the house can be found in Via Portico d'Ottavia at Leone Limentini, shop renowned for porcelain, glassware, and refined silverware, great place to buy a wedding gift.
One of the most popular Italian publishing houses and book shops is Feltrinelli, found in Piazza Argentina. The book shop contains more than 70,000 titles and has a large section reserved for CD's and multimedia products as well as a section for books in foreign languages.
Insomnia? The bookshop Arion, found at Via Veneto 42, is open until 6 o'clock in the morning for your browsing and reading pleasure. Stay up late reading and sipping on a drink or coffee in their bar/reading lounge.
Looking for children's books? Visit Giannino Stoppani Mel Bookstore in Piazza Santissimi Apostoli 59 where one can find a really vast choice of books especially for the young ones.
For the a select few the very particular Rotondi Bookshop in Via Meruluna 82 in the Santa Maris Maggiore area, opens its doors to a tiny space overflowing with books about astrology, oriental religions, esoterismo, and other rare books.
A very trendy bookshop is surely Bibli in Via dai Fienaroli 28. Here you won't find just books but you'll encounter many different cultures of people who come to the coffee bar and Internet Point also found there. Open until late on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays.
Rome does not lack the tradition of authentic artisan, both Italian and International, products from art to furniture with lots of particulars in between. Check out some of these shops and buy something really special to take back home with you.
At Franco er Marmista, find exterior and interior furnishings in marble, including tables, antique French fireplaces, vases, sculptures and statues. Visit their two locations and work shop.
Find Byzantine art, and hand made nativity pieces and ceramics at Curiosità di Borgo, in the Prati area.
For custom made jewellery visit Materia in the historical center's jewellery district. They also sell and work Silver, do engraving, and restore antique jewellery.
The artisan workshop, La Maison, in the Torino district in South Rome, offers a vast showroom specializing in drapes and furniture coverings.
In Fiumicino, just outside Rome, visit Daniela Marini, to see creations in artistic glass.
For musical instruments, Mario Salerno in the town of Zagarolo, near Rome, sells and produces and handmade string instruments including lutes, violin, antique and medieval harps.
Porta Portese Market
This varied Flea Market the largest in Europe, began after World War II with black marketers. Choose from an enormous selection of articles including World War II cameras, foreign items, leather goods, and much more!
Open on SUNDAYS ONLY from 6.30 am to 2.00 pm / Located at VIA PORTA PORTESE and VIA IPPOLITO NIEVO in Trastevere.
Ponte Milvio Antiques
Offers a wide selection of ANTIQUE FURNITURE.
Open on the FIRST SATURDAY and SUNDAY of every month.
SATURDAYS from 3.00 pm to 7.30 pm / SUNDAYS from 8.00 am to 7.30 pm.
Novelities at Villa Glori
Over 150 exhibitors arriving from all over Italy selling HANDICRAFTS, CLOTHING and ANTIQUE ARTICLES.
Open on the SECOND SUNDAY of each month from SEPTEMBER to JUNE, from 9.00 am to 8.00 pm. Found on VIALE MARESCIALLO PILUDSKY.
Novelities in Prati
Find HANDICRAFTS, ANTIQUES, and HOBBY ARTICLES at this Market.
Every THIRD SUNDAY of each month from 9.00 am to 8.00 pm. Located on VIA LEPANTO.
Paradise at Hotel Parco dei Principi
All kinds of WOMAN'S CLOTHING and ACCESSORIES can be found EVERY SUNDAY in the elegant halls of HOTEL PARCO DEI PRINCIPI from 10.00 am to 7.30 pm. Located at Via G. Frescobaldi, 5
This market offers a variety of SMALL ANTIQUE OBJECTS for collectors at a great buy.
Open on the FIRST SUNDAY of every month from 8.00 am to 7.00 pm / VIALE DELLO STADIO FLAMINIO.
Garage Sale at Borghetto Flaminio
This market offers VARIOUS ARTICLES IN CLOTHING, SMALL ANTIQUES, CURIOUSITIES, BOOKS and HANDMADE ARTICLES. Open EVERY SUNDAY from10.00 am to 8.00 pm /PIAZZALE DELLA MARINA 32, FLAMIMIO AREA.
Marketplace of Prints
This Market offers PRINTS, ANTIQUES, SECOND HAND BOOKS, OLD MAGAZINES and MORE!!
Open EVERY DAY EXCEPT SUNDAYS from 7.00 am to1.00 pm / LARGO DELLA FONTANELLA BORGHESE (VIA DEL CORSO).
Attic Under the Arcade
In this Market find many colorful stands loaded with ALL KINDS OF GOODS.
Open EVERY THIRD SUNDAY from 10.00 am until SUNSET./ Located under the Arcade along the Mausoleum of Agustus.
Visit this lovely FLOWER MARKET on TUESDAYS MORNINGS ONLY from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm Located on VIA TRIONFALE.
Market on Via Sannio
In the 60's and 70's this Market was famous for its CLOTHING. At the end of this Via find a covered area that extends all the way to the AURELIANE WALL with loads of stands filled with second-hand clothing at a great price! Military clothing and camping and fishing equipment can also be found.
Open from MONDAY TO SATURDAY from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Campo dei Fiori (Flower Field Market)
This delightful Market offers not only FLOWERS but also FRUIT, VEGETABLES, and FRESH FISH.
Open from MONDAY TO SATURDAY from 7.00 am to 1.30 pm / PIAZZA CAMPO DEI FIORI.