Places not to be missed on your shopping trip to Rome
It would be impossible to list the places to go in Rome.
There are an infinite number of places to suggest to those who want to go shopping in the Italian capital.
The old town centre is a pleasure to visit and is the perfect opportunity to take a look in the windows of both small local producers and big international brands.
However, there are certain legs you can follow to create a pleasurable stroll with a true Made in Italy feel.
Among these: the Alberto Sordi Gallery, Eataly and the Porta Portese market.
Some of Rome’s biggest social venues, when you wish to rest your eyes from sightseeing the wonders of the city… and, above all, when you’re ready to lighten your wallet!
Alberto Sordi Gallery
Tel. (0039) 06 69190769
Wandering along Via del Corso, you cannot miss out on stopping to look round the Sordi Gallery; first and foremost, in order to admire the historical Roman building, a project unveiled in 1922, truly impressive in both size and architecture. It became the focus point for a Roman society characterised by familiar strolls, coffee and shopping in elegant boutiques.
Today, you will find it to be a pleasant location for a coffee in the bistro under the great Gallery windows and an indoor stroll around some of the most famous brands: Zara, The Bridge, Massimo Dutti, Coccinelle, Pinko, Nannini, Oysho, Trussardi, Boggi, Piquadro.
And to round it all off, a wander around the amazing three floors of Feltrinelli!
For the more curious amongst you… enjoy a virtual tour of the Sordi Gallery
Gallery Opening Hours
From Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 9 pm
Saturday 8.30 am to 10 pm
Sunday 9.30 am to 9 pm
Follow the Gallery on Facebook!
How to get there
Metro A: Barberini station / Spagna station
– from Termini 175 station (Largo Chigi stop)
– from Tiburtina 71 station (Largo Chigi stop), 492 (Largo Chigi stop)
Eataly – Fine Foods
Ostiense Air Terminal
1492 Piazzale XII Ottobre
Tel. (0039) 06 90279201
The temple of food Made in Italy. Four floors, 15,000 square metres, hundreds of products and dozens of restaurants: a location par excellence devoted to good food and wine… in all shapes and sizes! You can shop for groceries among the short production chain fruit and vegetables, breads, mozzarella made on location (watch it happen through the glass walls!), handmade beers, the never-ending meat and fish stalls… or you can just take a seat and enjoy something to eat at one of the many available venues:
- The typical piadine from the Romagna region, made by the Maioli di Cervia brothers
- Panini from “ino il Panino” owned by Alessandro Frassica from Florence
- The fried food venue owned by Pasquale and Gaetano Torrente from Cetara
- Real Neapolitan pizza
- The Roman tavern owned by Anna Dente from San Cesareo
Shop opening times
Open Every Day
All day from 10 am to 12 midnight
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How to get there
Metro B: Piramide station.
Using the Ostiense Station underpass, keep going until the Air Terminal.
Bus: Ostiense Station stop, lines 80, 83, 280,175, 719, 30 express – tram line 3.
Porta Portese Market
Piazza di Porta Portese Rome
Every Sunday 8 am – 2 pm
Everyone in Rome has been to the Porta Portese Market, at least once in his life. Held in the Trastevere quarter, every Sunday morning… the most famous non-food market in Rome.
Porta Portese is the place to go to find books, pictures, clothes, vases and any other articles both new and second-hand. A word of advice: get there early, in order to find yourself a real bargain. … because you always find something at Porta Portese!
– Marconi Station and then bus 170 (direction city centre)
– Piramide Station and then bus 280 or 23 for 4 stops.
Line 170 from Piazza Venezia
Ready, Set… Go!