Where and what to shop in Rome?
On a holiday in Rome there are plenty of attractions to see and several museums and historical buildings to discover. Rome is the capital city of Italy and it is among the most visited cities in the whole world and in Europe as well. The historical city has a lot of programs and activities during the whole year and every year thousands and millions of tourists come to Rome for vacations. In the city apart from the ancient buildings and attractions there are several restaurants, bars, pubs and shops worth visiting. Keep on reading to find out where to shop in Rome, but not only where to shop, but what you should be buying when you have reached the store.
Castroni (Via Cola di Rienzo, 196)
Castroni is a lovely speciality store in the heart of Rome. Castroni sells a wide selection of various chocolates and sweets and the store is specialised in traditional Italian sweets but you can buy freshly made sandwiches as well. The Castroni also sells all kind of Italian wines, coffees and other gifts for a fair price. The price is a little higher than in other sweet shops but the quality of the products are extremely good. There are lots of Castroni stores around in Rome, but above you can see the address of one of them.
Franchi (Via Cola di Rienzo, 200/204)
Franchi is a gourmet grocery store near to Castroni. Franchi sells a wide selection of dried mushrooms, pramigiano cheese and other specialties as well. At Franchi you can also have lunch. At the store there are only a few tables and there are no chairs so you have to eat standing at the tables or you can take your lunch away. The service at Franchi is friendly and quick. It is highly recommended to everyone.
Coin (P.le Appio, 7)
Coin is a department store in Rome. There are plenty of Coins in the city but the one at Piazzale Appio is the best. There are a wide range of clothing stores and all kind of stores where you can buy various women cosmetics. At Coin you can find all the well known brands such as Guess and Desigual. It is a perfect place for shopping for a fair price and the staff is helpful. In the basement there is a big supermarket.
Via del Corso
Via del Corso is located in the heart of Rome. It is a nice street for shopping where you can find all the designer and luxury stores, there are countless clothing stores and you can also find some restaurants and bars around as well. It is definitely not the cheapest place to do your shopping. The Via del Corso is really close to the Trevi Fountain. It is one of the most popular spots in Rome for shopping and it is always really crowded full of with tourists.
If you want to know more where and what you can see in the city and where to stay during a holiday check the following site for more information on the programs in the city. If you want to read a similar article to find out what you should buy while in Krakow in Poland, visit the Krakow Guide and get wiser.