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Shopping Guide to Rome

Shopping Guide to Rome

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    Oct 07, 2015   Author : admin

Posted in: TRAVEL

Rome is a travel destination with something for everyone who wants to experience one of the world's greatest cities. It is a place where you can eat very well while soaking up the culture and seeing some of the most historic and beautiful buildings ever designed.

The Italian capital is also a tremendous place to do some shopping, with the range running from luxury designer brand outlets to quaint little shops. There are many different places to go shopping here and the following are some of the best.

The Piazza di Spagna

This is the area around the bottom of the famous Spanish Steps, constructed in the 1720s and surrounded by elegant, beautiful buildings. It is probably the most well-known shopping district in the whole city. Here, you will find big groups of tourists checking out the amazing range of designer stores from Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace and more. The atmosphere is lively and the setting makes it one of the easiest shopping spots in Rome to visit on a short trip.   

Via Cola di Rienzo 

Another central shopping spot in Rome that is easy to get to is the Via Cola di Rienzo. This area is close to the Vatican and has wide pavements, which are often filled with local families at the weekends. The shops here offer a mixture, with some small independent stores and other bigger outlets from well-known chains. The value is decent in this area and it is less touristy than in the Piazza di Spagna. There are some excellent food stores here as well as the clothing and accessories shops. Coin is the big department store in this area and it has an interesting food area and household goods. 

Castel Romano Designer Outlet

Everybody loves a bargain and designer outlets are a must visit anywhere. This Rome outlet centre has around 90 stores to choose from. They include big names such as Etro, Versace, Uomo, Gap and Lacoste. It is only 20 minutes from Rome by shuttle bus. When you want to fill those hungry tummies after the binge shopping there are extensive food options, with Bonetti, Farinella and La Fraschetteria all tempting places to take a break from the shopping for a spell. 

 

Images: Sajm.net, TorontoIsFashion, DiscoveryGuidedTours | MYC Writer: Robert Bell

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