Shopping in Rome is a wonderful experience, with big name chain stores rubbing shoulders with smaller, high-end boutiques. Whether you want to treat yourself to some stylish Italian clothes or buy gifts for friends and family, you are sure to find what you are looking for.
The luxurious areasIf you are in the market for the luxurious brands, you should make your way to the areas near the foot of the Spanish Steps. Via dei Condotti and Via Borgogna are particularly prestigious and exclusive, and the latter is home to a great number of Rome-based Italian fashion retailers. If you are a fan of London’s Bond Street, then this is the area for you. You can also find brands such as Valentino, Armani, Dior, Gucci, Prada and many, many more.
Experience market magicRome is rich in outdoor markets, flea markets and places where you can buy antiques. The most famous one is Porta Portese, which is one of the largest flea markets in all of Europe. Porta Portese is open every Sunday from 7 until 13, and you can expect to find everything from antique housewares and secondhand clothing to music, original art and jewelry. Set aside at least a couple of hours to wander among the endless rows of stalls.
Enjoy everyday Italian shoppingThe saying “When in Rome, do as the Romans” certainly applies to shopping, and if you want to shop where the regular Romans do you have several places to choose from. Via del Corso and the streets that emanate from it is the most obvious choice. This mile-long street runs from Piazza Venezia to Piazza del Popolo and has all manner of shops, including the Ferrari flagship store, Diesel stores and more. You will also find the Rinascente and COIN department stores here.
After spending a day out shopping in the Italian capital, you can head back to your room at Radisson Blu es. Hotel, Rome to relax in style and comfort. 232 rooms with sleek, contemporary design and modern comfort await you, encased in a veil of history found throughout the city.