Best Rome Shopping

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    10. C.U.C.I.N.A.

    While the name of this shop, C.U.C.I.N.A., may not seem unique. However, once you spell out what the acronym actually stands for, 'come una cucina ispira nuovi appetiti' (how a kitchen can inspire new appetites), it...

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    9. La Rinascente

    Big American-style department stores don't really exist in Rome. But there is one store that comes pretty close and that is La Rinascente. Located in the heart of Rome in the Galleria Alberto Sordi (on Via del Corsto...

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    8. Davide Cenci

    Open in 1926, Davide Cenci is a high-end specialty clothing store where the most affluent of Romans shop. Here one can find a wide range of Italian brand names in cashmere, silk, men's tailored suits, sophisticated...

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    7. Borsalino

    Tucked away on a discreet cobblestone street in the historical center right behind the Pantheon is one of the most sophisticated hat boutiques in all of Rome. The store, Borsalino has been around since 1857 and the...

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    6. Dolce & Gabbana

    When one thinks of high-end Italian fashion, the first thing that comes to mind is Dolce & Gabbana. The former couple got their start in fashion as assistants at a fashion atelier in Milan in the 80s. Soon after,...

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    5. Il Papiro

    With the success of modern technology and email, virtually no one writes letters anymore. However, if you're looking to take a little token of your vacation home with you or write a romantic letter to that special...

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    4. Coin

    Like La Rinascente, COIN is an upscale department store located in the Prati area right by the Vatican. The store is actually located on one of Rome's famous shopping streets in Rome on Via Cola di Rienzo. The store...

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    3. La Perla Srl

    Known all over the world, Italian brand, La Perla is a sexy but sophisticated lingerie shop for visitors to the Eternal City who are looking to pick up something romantic for their Roman Holiday. The upscale lingerie...

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    2. Eataly

    Famed Italian turned global chain Eataly, touched down in Rome about a year ago. The giant gourmet food store opened up its Rome location in the former air terminal at Ostiense station right along side Italy's newest...

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    1. Galleria Porta di Roma

    A bit of a schelp from the center of Rome is one of the largest shopping malls in the Eternal City. Galleria Porta di Roma has over 220 stores and restaurants. It also has mega multi-sala movie theater with 24...

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About Rome Shopping

Going on vacation isn't always about spending your days at the museums and monuments. Part of the fun of touring a new city is also checking out the interesting shops and boutiques that a foreign country has to offer. When it comes to shopping, there's no better city to do a little retail therapy than Rome. During the Dolce Vita days, icons like Audrey Hepburn, Ava Gardner and other VIPS have often enjoyed pampering themselves by browsing the boutiques of the Eternal City. Whether you're looking for a specialty shop that sells fine wines like Enoteca Costantini or coffee like Castroni, Mamma Roma has exactly what you're looking for? Want to show everyone back home that you can wear upscale high fashion clothes? Don't forget to check out Davide Cenci or Borsalino for an elegant and sophisticated fedora like the divas used to and still wear. For the best places to shop during your holiday, make sure to check out 10Best's shopping guide.

About Nicole Arriaga

A 1999 trip to the Bel Paese and a kiss from an Italian boy made Nicole fall in love with Rome. Not being able to stop thinking about cappuccinos and her Italian amore, Nicole Arriaga packed her bags and left sunny Miami to make Rome her permanent home. Before moving to the Città Eterna in 2003, Nicole did stints in TV news and worked as a producer/writer...  Read more »

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