A bit of Italy - Shopping
Rome is well known for its sumptuous shopping; there are areas of the city that dazzle with glamorous designer boutiques and palatial flagship stores, while in others the stores are small, quirky and full of character.
One of the Eternal City’s most lusted-after areas is the so-called “Trident,” formed by Via dei Condotti, Via Borgognona, Via Frattina and by the adjacent Spanish Steps.
One of the most elegant street in the world with italian and international luxurious brands, fashion, shoes and jewellery
Home to a chic and expensive shopping area. Fashion houses can be found here including the offices of Laura Biagiotti
One of the historic streets of the center of Rome offers high fashion showcases, décor and silverware shops, exclusive restaurants and the famous Bar Roma
Piazza di Spagna
Piazza di Spagna and Spanish Steps, one of Rome’s main attractions, are synonymous with alta moda and luxury, thanks to the designer shops that lie on its surrounding streets.
Extend your walk take a look at the Palazzo Fendi in Largo Goldoni at the crossroads between Via Condotti and Via del Corso. Fendi occupies the entire 19th-century Palazzo Boncompagni Ludovisi, Fendi’s biggest store in the world.
Rome’s markets are a food lover’s paradise, can be found in every rioni (or district) and are called mercati rionali, they are often the social center of the district.
if you’re after a truly local food experience here you can taste the real flavour of the Eternal City.
Il mercatino di Porta Portese - Via di Porta Portese, 21
Porta Portese is the biggest market in Rome and one of the most famous markets in Italy and Europe for its multi-ethnicity and for finding the most unthinkable items. It is not a food market, but there are also stalls where it is possible to buy roasted peanuts, fried donuts and Puglia taralli.
The market opens every Sunday at 6:00 in the morning until 2:00 pm and the best deals are at the opening or closing time of the market. is one of the most colorful and characteristic places where today’s atmosphere is typical of ancient Rome...but be careful!
Campo de’ Fiori Market - Piazza Campo de’ Fiori
The most central of all of Rome’s fresh, produce markets, Campo de’ Fiori has been hosting its morning market since 1869, when it moved from its previous location in Piazza Navona. Head to the more authentic seasonal fruit and vegetable stands in the southeast corner, and don’t miss the wonderful cheese stall.
Testaccio Market - Via Beniamino Franklin
The market sells clothing, shoes and homewares, but the real focus is on the food, with excellent produce, meat and fish. There is also a wide range of streetfood stands selling sandwiches, pizza and fried snacks making it the perfect spot to combine shopping and eating.
Central Market - Via Giolitti 36 (Termini Station)
Every day from 8 am to midnight
The newly ‘Mercato Centrale’ is part of a huge regeneration of Termini Railway Station and the Mercato itself is actually located in 150 sq meters of the old ‘dopo lavoro ferroviario’ accessible from Via Giolitti. Some of the biggest food names in the city come together under one roof... combine this with a snack and you have a sense of a real market!
Esquilino Market - Via Filippo Turati, 160
One of the busiest food markets in the city, a short walk from Termini.
Inside you can find everything from ready-made snacks to pigs feet, cooking pots, spices and seasonal ingredients.
The market is notable for its size, but also its diversity.