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You could even combine the two activities seeing that most of the shopping is found in the historical center.
While you're visiting the famous Spanish Steps, walk straight on onto Via Condotti where you will find designer shops with famous names like Armani, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Furla and Prada and if you're fancy is jewelry, visit Bulgari, Cartier and others also found on Via Condotti.
If prices are too high for your means, take in some window shopping, equally enjoyable while taking a leisurely stroll along this pedestrian only street, because there are many more delightful shops to experience with more reasonable prices around every corner.
If you want to start off your shopping on a more reasonable budget, get onto Via Frattina, a lovely and picturesque pedestrian street also starting at the Spanish Steps parallel to Via Condotti. Here find an assortment of shops from clothing to specialty shops blending in with the picture postcard Roman architecture that some people wait a lifetime to see.
The square of the Spanish steps also contributes its share of souveniors for the visitor with items ranging from drawings, done on the spot, to jewelry and much more.
If you find yourself in Piazza del Popolo or Piazza Venezia, get onto Via del Corso for some more of Italy's best like Diesel, Benetton and Stefanel, to name a few, aiming at the younger consumer.
If you find yourself in Piazza della Repubblica, walk straight on towards the Trevi Fountain where one can find a numerous selection of " made in Italy" shoes, leather goods and accessories with reasonable prices, along with an abundance of other boutiques and souvenir shops.
Because the centre of the Catholic Church, the Vatican State, is situated in Rome, in the area around St. Peter's Basilica it is very easy to find a The Vatican area also has its share of shops where you can enjoy all kinds of shopping with a wide variety of religious artefacts. The nearby Via Cola di Rienzo, starting at Piazza Risorgimento is also an excellent shopping area for leather goods and .women's clothing.
A trendy spot to visit and shop at is the Trastevere near the area of Campo dei Fiori where many of the now ultra famous designers began their quest for fame.
The younger shopper is sure to find something in the latest style to wear back home.
For those who like who are looking for a bargain and want to rummage for the best deal, check out one of the many open air markets that Rome has to offer.
Of course, you will find souvenir stands on every street corner, but the best flea markets in town are:
Market on Via Sannio
If you're into second hand clothing including military clothing, camping and fishing equipment check out this market which leads all the way to AURELIANE WALL. Lots of stands with great prices!
Open mornings from MONDAY TO SATURDAY.
Marketplace of Prints
Located on LARGO DELLA FONTANELLA BORGHESE near VIA DEL CORSO, is a lovely market selling PRINTS, ANTIQUES, SECOND HAND BOOKS, OLD MAGAZINES and MORE!!
Open EVERY DAY EXCEPT SUNDAYS from 7.00 am to 1.00 pm
Campo dei Fiori (Flower Market)
This delightful Market located in PIAZZA CAMPO DEI FIORI offers not only FLOWERS but also FRUIT, VEGETABLES, and FRESH FISH.
Open every morning from MONDAY TO SATURDAY.
Garage Sale at Borghetto Flaminio
Looking for a little bit of everything? This market located in PIAZZALE DELLA MARINA 32 in the FLAMIMIO area, offers a wide selection of various articles from CLOTHING to SMALL ANTIQUES, CURIOUSITIES, BOOKS and HANDMADE ARTICLES. Open EVERY SUNDAY from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm
Porta Portese Market
Open on SUNDAYS ONLY from 6.30 am to 2.00 pm
Paradise at Hotel Parco dei Principi
Located at Via G. Frescobaldi, 5, in the elegant halls of HOTEL PARCO DEI PRINCIPI, this market aims primarily at WOMAN'S CLOTHING and ACCESSORIES.
Open for your shopping enjoyment EVERY SUNDAY from 10.00 am to 7.30 pm.
Ponte Milvio Antiques
Looking for an antique, browse through this market which offers a wide selection of ANTIQUE FURNITURE and accessories.
Open on the FIRST SATURDAY, from 3.00 pm to 7.30 pm, and SUNDAY, 8.00 am to 7.30 pm. of every month.
Novelities at Villa Glori
Great market found on VIALE MARESCIALLO PILUDSKY, where numerous exhibitors arriving from all over Italy come to sell ARTISAN ARTEFACTS, CLOTHING and ANTIQUES.
Open on the SECOND SUNDAY of each month from SEPTEMBER to JUNE, from 9.00 am to 8.00 pm. Found on
Novelities in Prati
Located on VIA LEPANTO, this market exhibits and sells an array of HANDICRAFTS, ANTIQUES, and HOBBY ARTICLES. Open every THIRD SUNDAY of each month from 9.00 am to 8.00 pm.
Located on VIALE DELLO STADIO FLAMINIO, this market offers a variety of SMALL ANTIQUE OBJECTS for collectors at a great buy.
Open on the FIRST SUNDAY of every month from 8.00 am to 7.00 pm
Attic Under the Arcade
Located under the Arcade along the Mausoleum of Augustus, this colourful market is lined with stands loaded with ALL KINDS OF GOODS, kind of like your attic at home!
Open EVERY THIRD SUNDAY from 10.00 am until SUNSET
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