Rome Shopping Tips by mindcrime
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Campo de Fiori
We love checking the local markets in every city and in Rome the most popular is Campo de Fiori which was great to visit. It is full of colorful fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers with many visitors, locals and tourists. They also have many seeds, herbs, some cheese and many other useful and tasty things for a great lunch at home although if you staying in a hotel wont really need anything. We spent some time enjoying the perfumes but we also bought some fruits for the road
The square took its name (field of flowers) in middle ages when it was a meadow! There are cafes facing the market where you can sit and enjoy the people passing by.
Directions: We walked there after visiting the Vatican, it was 15-20’ away
Christmas bazaar at piazza Navona
As expected for a tourist city like Rome there are countless of souvenir stores all over the city center with the typical magnets, postcards etc We liked some small magnets with pinocchio
At Piazza Navona there was a big Christmas bazaar with many colorful souvenirs (pic 1) but also many street artists were selling watercolor paintings. We also saw similar paintings (plus some oil paintings) at Piazza di Spagna where they were also people that can draw a big caricature of you.
If you visit La Bocca della Verita don’t miss the man that sells some unique small flutes that have the shape of Bocca della Verita (pic 2)! And they cost only 5 euros! Great!
Pinocchios at Legno & Fantasia
We loved this shop! It’s a store full of wooden items, small games, dolls and of course some beautiful Pinocchios in many different sizes. We liked the quality (comparing to other similar stores we checked) and we bought a medium size Pinocchio with a beautiful wooden chair.
The place is ideal for gifts, most of the items are nicely carved and the variety is huge, even if you don’t have a lot of money you can buy a small item.
Address: via del governo vecchio n.102, Roma
Directions: 2' away from piazza Navona
Theme: Toys and Games
The area around Piazza di Spagna was so crowded that we couldn’t pass through! It was christmas period and people went crazy on shopping especially on Via Condotti where you find some of the huge brand names like Giorgio Armani, Valentino, Gucci, Prada, Bulgari, Cartier etc
People were lining outside many of these luxury stores just to get in! I wonder if they all had a lot of cash with them… :)
Although we didn’t buy clothes in Rome we had a feeling that clothing in Rome is less expensive than in Milan and of course you can find many small boutiques with much lower prices. There are some malls at the suburbs (we didn’t go but I’ve read about them) but there are so many streets with clothing stores that I cant see any reason for someone to go off the beaten path. Some streets you can check are Via Nazionale, Via del Corso and Via Cola Di Rienzo.
Theme: Women's Clothes
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