If you are here to visit the city, then you will like for sure to have a shopping walk.
There are some streets in Rome that will give you an unforgettable shopping experience.
Via del Corso is the most well-known street for shopping. Setted between Piazza Venezia and Piazza del Popolo, this fashion Reinassance-looked street is the heart of the shopping of Rome.
Plenty of shops from the high-fashion brands (like Fendi, Louis-vuitton, Prada, Hermes) to the low cost budget (H&M, Zara, Calzedonia), this street will satisfied all the tastes in matter of shopping and every real shopping-addicted will not be disappointed.
Served by Metro A line (Spagna, Barberini or Flaminio stop)
Via Appia Nuova is a big street which goes from Piazza di San Giovanni in Laterano (Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano) to the Appia Antica.
The highest part of the street, closer to the square, has a lot of shops, most of them high fashion or luxury, or sport, or craft shops.
Here, right in the square, you can also hover within the four floors of one of the biggest mall of the city, Coin
Served by Metro A line (stop San Giovanni)
Via Tuscolana is the nearest shopping street if you are staying at Martini Bed.
It is a big, very long street which goes from Re di Roma square to Anagnina station, but the “shopping part” is the one between Porta Furba and Cinecittà. We suggest you to start your walk from Martini Bed.
Even if is absolutely plenty of shops, this street is not known by tourists (which prefer to have shopping in the most known Via del Corso), so is almost completely crowded by Roman people having shopping with the family, especially during the weekend.
Prices are generally lower than the other part of the city.
Served by Metro A line (stop Porta Furba, Numidio Quadrato, Lucio Sestio, Giulio Agricola and Subaugusta)
Setted along the via Tuscolana in between Subaugusta and Cinecittà metro stops it is a tiny shopping centre, not as big as the others in the city, but very close to the city, easy to reach even by metro (line A) or by foot from Martini Bed within a 30 min walk.
Despite is not very big, it has a great variety of shops, from high-fashion to sport brands, coming across the biggest low-cost retail-clothing company, and here you can find almost anything you need.
Open everyday from 10:00 to 20:00, Saturday till 20:30
How to reach: simply take the Metro A line and get off at “Subaugusta”, then walk for 200 meters.
A big shopping centre, not so far from the city. It as a good variety of shops, and a food court as well.
Open everyday from 10:00 to 21:00
How to reach: take the Metro line B to the stop “Eur-Fermi”, then take the bus 070 or 700 or 709 and get off at the stop Colombo/Pacifico
Very big shopping centre, a bit far from the city, full of everything, not only shops but even cafes, restaurants, cinemas, kids playground, events…
Open everyday from 10:00 to 22:00, restaurants close at 23:00
How to reach: “Roma Est Shuttle Bus” from Termini (everyday) and from Anagnina (Monday and Wednesday). The cost of the bus is 4 EUR round-trip ticket, free for children less than 1 meter tall.
It is not only a shopping centre, it is a real shopping town, an open-air space with 250 shops, restaurant, cinemas and cafes.
Is half way far from the city to the sea and the airport (Fiumicino).
Open everyday from 10:00 to 22:00
How to reach: take the train FR1 to Fiumicino and get off at the station “Parco Leonardo”. Be careful not to buy the ticket to Fiumicino, which will cost you 8 EUR, but to Parco Leonardo, which is only 1,90 EUR one way.
Porte di Roma
A huge shopping centre, the biggest in the city, with several shops and supermarkets. There are often events and concerts in this shopping gallery.
Open everyday from 10:00 to 22:00
How to reach: from Termini bus 38 to Porta Di Roma, get off at “Bene/Lionello” stop.
From Conca D’Oro (metro B line station) take bus 80B to Porta di Roma, get off at “Bene/Lionello” stop.
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