If you are not looking for any particular item to bring back home, any souvenir shop will do the trick. There are lots of them all over the city and they sell pretty much the same things, so there is really no need to spend lots of time in them.
We did not buy anything from the souvenir shops, but it was fun checking them out :)
This is a very nice tiny store where you can buy genuine Murano glass pieces. I got a very nice pendant set in 14K gold for 36 Euros, which I think it is a decent price considering you are buying from Rome and you really do not have time to hit the out of town shops.
They have very nice pieces, ranging from jewelry to sculptures, lamps, etc.
It is a really nice store, with good quality merchandises and great service.
What to buy: jewelry set in gold (14K or 18K), sculptures, etc
Oooops! The recession has many victims. Including this shop. It's gone! Sorry! But I'll leave the tip here in case it returns.
Well, maybe just a test drive?
Is this the ultimate in window-shopping or what? Yellow never looked so good on a car.
The Lamborghini shop in Rome is appropriately found on the fabled Via Veneto. Stop in on your way from Piazza Barberini to the Capuchin Crypt, which is just 50 meters down the road toward the Villa Borghese.
The 2006 Lamborghini Murcielago is priced very reasonably at US $279,900 or 223,880 Euros. But if you're watching your centisimi (pennies), maybe you'd prefer the Gallardo. starting at $175,000?
What to buy: The Murcielago (also available as a convertible) or Gallardo
What to pay: The equivalent of the Gross National Product of a small third world country
This isn't a particular shop but the streets that leads you to Trevi Fountain. Our hotel was located just minutes from Via Del Lavatore, which we so much enjoyed strolling down this street, shopping in the little shops and boutiques that line this fantastic street. As you scoot past Trevi Fountain, continue to wander down Via Del Muratte where you will find a some great outdoor street vendors selling beautiful jewelry and scarves at a great price.
What to buy: Scarves, jewelry
We like gothic clothes when we go to that kind of concerts,so we of couse went in here.it´s quite small shop,but had interesting clothes.But it was expensive.Same kind of jackets,that were 60-80e in Finnish Gothic-shops,were 119e here.Some of them was at discounts,but wrong size,so we bought nothing.
There was also one bigger shop witch sold this kind of clothes,and rock bands-t-shirts and such at Via Laurina,close to Piazza del Popolo.It had even leather-jackets.But we didn´t get in,because there was a note"on lunch,coming back at 13.30.So we went to restaurant near it,and came ack at 13.30-just to see that they have put a new note"coming back 14.30!"..We desided to give up-even if it looked nice and cheap.If you walk in Via del Corso,you will see their signs at walls,pointing to the shop.
What to buy: Gothic clothes-and at that other one,also rock bands-fan"staff" and leather jackets and so on.Both had also jewellery.
What to pay: This one on photo was expensive,all skirts were over 100e for example.The other shop(can´t remember the name) is much cheper looking,by the prices we saw through window.But is there ever anyone keeping it open?
These people are here selling their handigraft at end of July-if I remember correct,it was last two weeks of July.I was sorry,that we didn´t find a bankomat around,so we couldn´t buy a thing!
What to buy: clothes,jewellery,paintings,old books,all kinds of handigrafts and also bakings
What to pay: Not so expensive as I thought.I would have bought a skirt for 25e,but I couldn´t find a bankomat.
Maybe I ve had to write this tip on the "warnings and dangers" or maybe in the " traps" section I am not sure but after all this is a shopping story...If you are married and if you visit italy specially Rome try to avoid the street of Condotti...I want to warn you that entering is on your own risk....good luck
What to pay: too much
many grocery stores carry this item in the pasta section ...it's *** and vagina pasta! i don't really understand it, but it is what it is. hiliarious! apparently you can say vagina but not *** on vt. hmm...
My slippers wore out mid way thru the trip, most of the shops quoted sky high rates, for one day I didn't want to spend so much!! The flea market outside the termini I got a good pair of joggers at 13E, it sure looks good!
this is a mall, approximately 30 km from the city. There are approximately 110 designers' outlets with discounts from 30% up to 70%. There are great prices and some absolutely fantastic clothes, for men, women, and children. There are not only clothes and/or shoes - accessories, there are also household stuff.
What to buy: whatever fits you well - great quality and style for acceptable prices.
This is the shop belonging to the famed Roman director Dario Argento (father of Asia Argento) named after the famous 1975 David Hemmings film ( you can link to http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073582/ ). Known for horror films such as Inferno, Suspria and Dawn of the Dead (producer) the Italian thriller style giallo films are the ones that he truly makes like no other. If you are a fan there is much here, if not the stock extends to memorabilia and action figures from Star Wars, Alien, Nightmare aon Elm Street and a lot more besides.
What to buy: Buy one of the excellent biographies of Argento or Mario Bava by Luigi Cozzi, Argento collaborator and director in his own right - - - as well as shop assistant !
What to pay: Books less than Eu20 , action figures (I don't collect myself ) and memorabilia, to me, looked pricey
This is by far the best houseware store in rome! It has everything from Alessi kettles to a huge collection of candles, carpets, smaller kitchen gadgets and all possible Italian designer labels.
What to buy: Kitchen ware is certainly their strongest point.
Very nice little store stocked top to bottom with parfume, creams, cosmetics, jewelry of any kind and diffferent prices for any budget. I spent there an hour and bought everything I needed and something for each member of my family. A nice Italian girl wiht ruddian origins helped me to choose products and worked patiently with me for that whole hour. I love that store. Especially the location. It was right across the street from our hotel.
What to buy: Parfume, cosmetics, beauty products, bath products
What to pay: You will be able to find what you need according to your budget.
A sore throat threatened me during my stay in Rome, so I looked for a pharmacist which is a Farmacia in Italian. You can recognise them by neon green cross outside the shop.
There are a lot of them around town, so the address here is only if you are near the Vatican.
What to buy: I bought some good lozenges to suck on: NEOBOROCILLINA. They were excellent, I didn't have any trouble after taking them for a day.
What to pay: 20 pcs for € 5.
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