Rome is not only an extraordinary city where art, history and culture are concentrated, but also offers countless attractions and opportunities for shopping lovers.
The various commercial activities are part of the cultural fabric of the city and, for those who like to immerse themselves in the life of the neighborhoods, stroll through the streets, peek at shops and shop, there are many places not to be missed.
Thanks to our guide you can discover the areas of Rome with the highest concentration of neighborhood shops that resist the competition of large shopping centers and online shopping.
Rioni Campo Marzio and Colonna, the Trident area
The Trident area, outlined by the three streets that start from Piazza del Popolo: Via del Corso, Via di Ripetta and Via del Babuino, is historically home to the most famous jewelers and ateliers of the most important Italian and international designers.
To explore, even just to admire the windows, via Frattina, via Vittoria, via dei Condotti, via Borgognona and Piazza di Spagna, where all the main luxury brands are located, such as, to name just a few: the atelier of Bulgari, Armani, Salvatore Ferragamo, Dior, Gucci, Valentino, Jimmy Choo, Prada, Céline, Dolce and Gabbana, Stuart Weitzman, Trussardi, Tod’s, Cartier, Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton.
Via del Corso is also home to shops with cheaper prices, fashion and sportswear, footwear and accessories, extends to Piazza Venezia and halfway along its path overlooks one of the entrances of the Alberto Sordi Gallery with clothing windows, perfumeries, gifts and the Feltrinelli bookshop.
In the areas adjacent to the Trident we must not forget Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina, all the neighboring streets and Via del Campo Marzio, another commercial street where in addition to fashion boutiques there are antique art shops and small craft workshops. In addition, via del Tritone and via dei Coronari renowned for its antique shops.
In the district you can discover small workshops and craft shops and be attracted by an almost uninterrupted row of shops with alternative and cheaper proposals along Via dei Giubbonari, from Piazza Benedetto Cairoli to Campo dei Fiori, the historic square that during the day hosts the characteristic local market and in the evening becomes a youth meeting place.
Rione Prati and Trionfale district
In Prati purchases are made mainly in via Cola di Rienzo and via Ottaviano, in the many shops of all kinds that display not only clothing, but also objects, housewares and various accessories. Here, the historic Castroni shop showcases coffee, tea, confectionery, wines, spices and gift ideas from all over the world.
In Via Andrea Doria takes place the covered market Trionfale, the largest Roman local market, a real festival of colors and scents with inside not only food products at affordable prices but also first fruits and typical products of ethnic cuisines, difficult to find elsewhere.
A spectacular space entirely dedicated to greenery, in via Trionfale, is the Wholesale Market of Flowers and Ornamental Plants that on Tuesday, from 10 to 13, also admits the sale to the public who can buy at cheaper prices countless species of flowers.
The Monti district, the oldest and most multicultural in Rome, welcomes historic shops, new alternative shops and, in Via del Boschetto, vintage clothing.
In the Mercato Monti in via Leonina, every Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 20, you can find original items, from design objects to costume jewelry, from leather goods to trendy clothing.
Portuense and Gianicolense District
In the Portuense district the most popular shopping street is Viale Guglielmo Marconi where you can find a wide assortment of shops, from big names to cheaper ones, from electronics stores to bookstores.
Every Sunday from 6 am to 2 pm, there is the Porta Portese Market, the largest and most famous flea market, where you can really buy everything, from clothing to objects and from modern art to antiques.
At Eur the shopping street is Viale Europa, in its part next to the church of Saints Peter and Paul, with proposals for fashionable clothing, leather goods and gift items.
Appio Latino and Tuscolano Districts
In the south-east quadrant of the capital, the shopping area is concentrated mainly between Piazza San Giovanni and Piazza Re di Roma, along the Appia Nuova and in Via Tuscolana. You can find numerous shops of the most well-known and widespread brands but with low prices
Here there is also the characteristic market in Via Sannio, open on weekday mornings where, to know how to extricate yourself from the insistence of sellers, you can still find some interesting vintage clothing and accessories even military.
For those wishing to give in to the flattery of large shopping centers and outlets, in Rome and its surroundings, there is only the embarrassment of choice.