One of the big attractions for anyone on a visit to Rome is the shopping, and there are plenty of attractions for tourists. If you love shopping but don’t know where to start when it comes to Rome, here are some options.
Campo de Fiori The oldest market in Rome is Campo de Fiori, held in the Piazza of the same name where it’s been held for almost a hundred and fifty years. Specializing in food and flowers, the market is open weekday and Saturday mornings and is surrounded by bars and restaurants.
Eco Solidarity Market An antique and used clothing market in the Via Ostiense, the Eco Solidarity market can be a fun trip.
Mercato delle Stampe This excellent location is great for used book lovers – check out this market in Largo della Fontanella di Borghese for prints and engravings, old books and antique periodicals. Open Monday to Saturday, early morning to afternoon, this market is full of treasures.
Mercato di Testaccio Unlike many Roman markets, this one has a permanent structure in the Piazza Testaccio. Here you’ll find butchers, fish sellers, cheese and milk sellers, as well as purveyors of the best fresh vegetables Rome has to offer. Food lovers shouldn’t miss this shopping experience.
Porta Portese Between Porta Portese and Stazione Trastevere on the Tiber’s left bank, there’s a Sunday morning street market each week. There are mostly clothes at this market, but they range from the latest fashions to second hand stalls, so there’s something for everyone.
Via Frattina, Via Condotti and Via Borgognona These three parallel streets start near the Piazza di Spagna and run all the way to the Via del Corso. These are the most famous fashion streets anywhere in Rome, worth a look for anyone who’s interested high end clothing, even if you only do a little window shopping at the most famous stores.
Via dei Coronari Another street known for its antiques, along with Via Margutta, via del Pellegrino, Via Giula and Via del Babuino
Via dei Gigli d’Oro For those who love the art of ancient Rome, this street offers reproduction mosaics that are worth a look.
Via dei Sediari This very famous street has been providing quality household items and furniture for centuries.
Via Margutta This is a small street in the Campo Marzio region, featuring art galleries, restaurants and antique shops. Plus, in the fall and spring, the Cento pittori Via Margutta group use the street as an open air gallery.
Via Sannio Near the San Giovanni subway station on Rome’s A line, this market sells fashionable clothing and accessories. The middle of the market is covered, but surrounding streets feature uncovered stands. Open in the morning on weekdays, this is a great place to look for clothing.
Of course, that’s not all you’ll find when in comes to shopping in Rome, just some of the most popular and well known locations. Be sure to check them out and find out more about this great city when you visit!
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