A One Day Shopping Spree



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To speed shop in Rome, you'll need to cover three major areas: the Via del Corso/Spanish Steps area, Via Cola di Rienzo in Prati, and Via Appia Nuova in San Giovanni.

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Day 1 - Rome, Florence


Morning: Start off on Via Cola di Rienzo in Prati. The entire street boasts European retail stores mixed in with some luxury shops. Wander to neighboring streets for smaller shops. Stop for a classic cappuccino and cornetto breakfast (just make sure your cappuccino is ordered before noon if you want to blend in with Italians!). Afternoon: After you’ve exhausted the Prati district, head over to Via del Corso, the most congested—but not to be missed—shopping street in Rome. The entire avenue from Piazza Venezia to Piazza del Popolo is populated with shops of all levels, from smaller shops to larger retail stores. About halfway between the two piazzas, wander over to Fontana di Trevi where you can make a wish in the fountain to find the perfect pair of Italian designer shoes. Then head to Piazza di Spagna to find those shoes in one of the city’s most upscale shops. Rest your newly Prada-clad feet over lunch at trendy GiNa. Late Afternoon/Evening: Via Appia Nuova, starting near the Basilica San Giovanni, is the local solution to shopping. With fewer tourists and a wide variety of shops, from many chic boutiques to some larger stores, the street is often comfortably crowded on both sides. Start out at the San Giovanni Coin store and just keep following Via Appia. The shopping selection continues for kilometers. On the way, refresh yourself with an ice cream at “Procopio,” arguably the best gelateria in Rome, or at “Pompi,” the ever popular café renowned for their specialty Tiramisu, both near Piazza Re di Roma. Otherwise, you could stop for a warm drink or refreshing concoction at Bibelot further down Via Appia. Head back to the center for dinner at Minerva Roof Restaurant, followed by drinks at Gusto.


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Prati

Location:

via Cola di Rienzo
00192 Rome, Italy


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Piazza Risorgimento

Location:

piazza Risorgimento
00192 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)
fax: +39 6 481 9316 (Tourism Board)


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Piazza Venezia

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piazza Venezia
00187 Rome, Italy

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Via del Corso

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Location:

From Piazza Venezia to Piazza del Popolo
00186 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 06 060 608(Tourist Information)
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Trevi Fountain (Fontana dei Trevi)

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Location:

piazza di Trevi
Piazza di Trevi
00187 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 06 060 608(Tourist Information)
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Via dei Condotti

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Location:

via dei Condotti
00187 Rome, Italy


7

Via del Babuino

Location:

via del Babuino
00187 Rome, Italy

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Piazza di Spagna

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piazza di Spagna
00187 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)
fax: +39 6 481 9316 (tourist information)
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Grom

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Via del Campanile angolo via delle Oche
Florence, Italy

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Piazza del Popolo

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Location:

piazza del Popolo
00187 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)
fax: +39 6 481 9316 (Tourism Board)


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San Giovanni in Laterano

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Location:

piazza San Giovanni in Laterano
00184 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 6 0669 8643
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Piazza dei Re di Roma

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Location:

piazza dei Re di Roma
00183 Rome, Italy

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tel: +39 6 48 8991 (Tourist Information)
fax: +39 6 481 9316 (Rome tourism office)


13

Bibelot

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Location:

via Gino Capponi 45
00179 Rome, Italy

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tel: 39 6 781 0626


14

Minerva Roof Restaurant

Location:

piazza della Minerva 69
00186 Rome, Italy

Contact:

tel: 39 6 69 5201
fax: 39 6 679 4165
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Gusto

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Location:

9 Piazza Augusto Imperatore
00100 Rome, Italy

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tel: 39 6 322 6273
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