Shopping in Rome is typically more expensive than average, so those looking for bargains may be disappointed.
However, simply looking through the various shop windows is a joy in itself. You will also find than anything you purchase in Rome is an excellent value for the money. This is particularly true if you are buying leather products such as gloves, belts, shoes and bags as well as many decorative items like Italian modern designer goods, glassware and lamps. The shops in Rome are typically open from 9am until 1pm and then again from 3:30pm until 7:30pm.
During summer months shops are opened from 4pm until 8pm in the evenings. This is with the exception of Sundays and Monday mornings. Keep in mind that grocery shops are also closed on Thursday afternoons and many bookshops and clothing shops such as those around Campo de’ Fiori are open on Sundays from 10am until anywhere form 3pm until 7pm. August is the month in which most small businesses take their annual holidays. In Rome, most restaurants and shops close for approximately two weeks, typically around the 15th of August.
Rome is known as a city that is full of antique shops, food markets, galleries, designer outlets, expensive stores, deparment stores and many others. You can start your shopping adventure at PiazzaNavona. This is the area that is just situated in the heart of the city. It is so famous for its art galleries and shops. If you are fond of buying various antique goods, you will surely enjoy roaming around the vicinity of Piazza Navona.
If you would like to buy some food goodies which you would like to carry along when you go back home, you can go to Trastevere where there are lots of outdoor food market where you can buy food goodies. Do you know that there are tourists who love to visit the Piazza di Spagna and the Via Condotti? this is because in these places you will find the world famous shops that are selling Armani, Versace, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and other expensive brand of clothes, bags, shoes, perfumes and other . These destinations are famous for rich people who visit Rome.
The Via Del Corso is another famous shopping destination in Rome because it is interconnected with Piazza del Popolo through Piazza Venezia. In Via Del Corso you will be able to find variety of clothes, jewelries, swarowski crystals and boutiques. There are lots of things you can buy in Rome; there are lots department stores where you can buy little things for your friends back home. If you are looking for inexpensive things such as clothes, bags and shoes, there are other places where you can buy them. You can visit the L’Usato where you can find 2nd hand American brands of jeans, shirts and others such as Levi’s, Wrangler and Lee.
There is another shop which is known as the Via del Governo Vecchio which is also located just near the Piazza Navona. The Via Del Governo Vecchio is for those who love art and film. If you are worrying much about the prices of the goods here, you don’t have to because there are also 2nd hand shops that are available there. There are also shops that are selling clothes not just for Italians but also for tourists. The place is called the Viale Marconi but oftentimes, tourists go to Porta Portese because the prices of the shops there are more reasonable.
You can also go to Sempre Verde where you can buy clothes at a very affordable price. Mado is also selling fashionable clothes and would you believe, they have clothes that have been available in the past as late as 1930s? You can check the local map or Rome for you to be able to go to those places where famous shops are located. It will be easier for you to shop around if you know how to get there and how to roam in the area. A local map can be very helpful to you in the long run.
In the center of Rome you will find larger and more colorful markets. These are typically open from 7am until 1pm from Monday through Saturday. Keep in mind that these crowded open-air markets are an excellent hunting place for pickpockets in Rome so always be careful.