Rome is more than a beautiful bundle of museums, art, and monuments — it is also a shopping paradise. The best Italian and international designers are all found here.
Our hotel is a stone's throw from some of Rome's most renowned shopping streets.
Here's a little guide to find your way between its shops and designer maison.
Looking at a map of Rome, you can see that the area around Via del Corso looks like a trident, with two side streets — Via di Ripetta and Via del Babuino — shooting off of the central part of Piazza del Popolo.
Leaving from Piazza Montecitorio, our location, and taking Via del Corso for a short ways, on the right you'll come across the luxury shopping district on streets leading towards Piazza di Spagna with the world-famed Via dei Condotti in the center. It's truly a feast for sore eyes! Dolce & Gabbana, Tod's, Tiffany, Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Montblanc, Ferragamo, Hermés, Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Bulgari, Gucci, Prada, Dior... just to mention a few of the most famous names found here.
Should all this walking make you thirsty, stop by Rome's historic Antico Caffé Greco, whose tables have accommodated celebrities of every era and nation. Even... Buffalo Bill!!!
And its side streets are just as wonderful: Via Bocca di Leone and Via Mario de ' Fiori, and Via del Babuino, which goes from Piazza di Spagna (the Spanish Steps) to Piazza del Popolo. Strolling down it, you'll come across names the likes of Tiffany, Costume National, Miu Miu, Emporio Armani ... and it's a must-go place for antiques lovers, full of art galleries and antiques shops.
Piazza di Spagna features big names like Chanel, Versace, Just Cavalli, D&G, Dior ... but looming above them all is the gigantic Valentino store opened last year, close to its former location. These are the luxury shopping options, but the great thing about Rome is that it has shops for all wallet sizes.
On Via del Corso itself there are chains popular among the young set — like Zara, Adidas, Nike, H&M — with more affordable prices. This area is hardly a kilometer and a half large, but has something for every taste.
Outdoor markets deserve their own post — the most famous is Porta Portese, every Sunday morning, selling everything under the sun.