CASA DEL ROSARIO
Rome is full of souvenir sellers - shops galore and the constant stream of illegal pests selling anything.
It's refreshing to walk into a shop well laid out with friendly staff who hand the customer a metal tray to place their purchases onto. Row upon row of religious memorabilia in 2 rooms - and that's not all. They have a great range of general souvenirs of Rome at prices that seem to be at least 25% better than else where.
Artists paint and draw
Selling oils and watercolors
What to buy: If you are buying art from an artist on the square, take the time to talk to the artist and get to know him/her better. Ask for a business card.....
What to pay: You might try to bargain for a small sconto--discount.
There are a few stalls dotted around Rome which are all linked and sell exactly the same things. 15 postcards for a Euro, models of the statue of David and the colloseum. Even though they are linked and not great they still good value for money.
Its a small shop mainly glass fronted with everything red white and green you could think of.
What to buy: They sell the usual flag badges, Italy car stickers etc but in addition they sell Red and Green Pinochio puppets. They are hand carved and quite the bargain.
What to pay: It depends on what you buy there, but prices range from 1 Euro to about 30 Euros for one of the small statues.
Just a very large flea market that happens in Trastevere on Sundays. Gives you a nice atmosphere and some good bargaining ground for getting gifts for people. Enjoy and bargain. Oh, you will definitely get a smaller price if you keep walking away from a stall, especially the purse selections. Remember they just want to sell (while still getting some profit!). ENJOY!
What to buy: Buy anything your little heart desires! there are shirts, shoes, designer bag knock-offs, antiques, jewelery, furniture, and food. you are bound to find something here.
What to pay: from 1E to 30E depending on what you are buying
There are several souvenirshops that sell 20 postcards for €1,-. It sounds unbelievable, but it's true. Most of the postcards are useable to send to your homecountry. There are also postcards looking like made in Microsoft Word. But who cares receiving them?
One of the souvenirstands that sells the postcards is located opposite of the Castle Sant Angelo.
If, like me you collect Xmas decorations from each destination you go to, you'll have a hard time!
For me, tt has to be a "touristy" one, and relate to the city (as in have the city name on it and maybe some of the sights). But I really struggled in Rome to find one that wasn't a tacky velvet box in the shape of Santa.
I wanted one to do with ancient Rome, rather than Christianity because they were all basic. Unfortunately I just didn't find one.
In the end I had to get a Christian one, a cross with the miracles of Jesus on it. I got this in a bookstore by St Peter's Sq - the main road the runs down to the river.
I used Laura Morelli's book, Made in Italy, on my recent trip to Rome. There are invaluable shopping tips and listings of many great places to find traditional handcrafted goods all over Italy.
I recommend it!
There are many shops where you can find all kinds of souvenirs and next to the main atractions like coliseum, forum, fontana de trevi, etc. You can negociate the price with the vendor and you will get the best price.
Hay mogollon de tiendas de souvenirs dispersas en toda Roma, tambien encontraras puestos de souvenirs junto a los monumentos, museos y edificios principales como el coliseum, el foro, vaticano, etc. Si eres avispado puedes regatear y ahorrarte algunos euros.
We found this small shops and we were very well attenden for the old lady. Is a souvenir shop but she sell more jewellery than souvernirs like mugs, cards,,,,. We bought 2 clasp and hanger as present and for ourselves, they are made of Murano. They are so beautiful. Sorry for the pic is very little but i could not get higher from my computer. The lady is very nice and she has very beautiful things to sell.
Encontramos esta pequena tienda en los alrededores de la plaza de Espana y nos gusto mucho. La atiende una senora mayor que es encantadora. Vende souvenirs, pero el principal motivo por el que entramos es porque vende colgantes, broches y piezas hechas de cristal de murano, muy famoso en Italia sobre todo en Venecia. Compramos varios broches y colgantes para regalos y para nosotras.
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