CASTEL ROMANO DESIGNER OUTLET
It’s part of the British McArthurGlen Designer Outlets and includes more than 140 boutiques located within a full-service setting where nothing is missing: children’s area, beauty center, tailoring service, car parking, cafes and restaurants, of course.
Discounts range from 30% to 70% all over the year, on all fashion design brands such as Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, Michael Kors, as well as on casual labels like Diesel and Guess, and sport brands, starting from Adidas and Nike.
Opening hours: every day from 10 am to 9 pm.
Address: Castel Romano Designer Outlet, via Ponte di Piscina Cupa 64,
Castel Romano (Rome), Italy
How to get there: about 25 km from Rome city center. The Castel Romano roundtrip shuttle bus service runs everyday from/back to the city center of Rome, just nearby Hotel Des Artistes.Pick up and drop off on Via Marsala, 58 - Termini station
Departure: 9.30 am - 9.55 am - 11.30 am - 12.30 pm - 3.00 pm
Return: 10.45 am - 1.45 pm - 5.15 pm - 9.00 pm
It offers more than 180 brand stores, with discounts from 30 to 70% year round, as well as a number of facilities and services, including play areas for kids, restaurants and cafes, helmet deposit for bike riders and umbrella rentals.
Opening hours: every day from 10 am to 9 pm.
Address: Valmontone Outlet, via della Pace
Pascolaro district, Valmontone (Rome), Italy
How to get there: about 50 km from Rome. Get on highway A1 direction Napoli; exit Valmontone.
SORATTE OUTLET SHOPPING
It’s located on the way between Rome and Florence (30 minutes journey from the Eternal city). Its 70 shops offer discounts from 30% to 70% on the biggest brands of garments (high fashion, casual, sport), accessorizes, jewels, perfumes, cosmetics, household goods and appliances. Its design is inspired to classical Roman architecture, the shops grouped in baths- circus- and amphitheatre-shaped structures.
Opening hours: from Monday to Friday 10 am – 8 pm. Saturday and Sunday: 10 am – 9 pm.
Address: Soratte Outlet Shopping, piazza Felice Abballe 1
Sant’Oreste (Rome), Italy
How to get there: about 50 km North-East from Rome city center. By car get on highway A1 direction Firenze; exit Ponzano R.-Soratte direction Sant’Oreste.
For over sixty years it’s the most popular flea market in Rome, where you will literally find anything you can think of: clothes, shoes, accessorizes, pieces of furniture, ethnic items and handicrafts, bycicles, paintings, LP, toys and any sort of antiquities. Given its size, we suggest you begin your visit as earliest as possible: this will allow you to visit it all (it might take up to 3 hours) and to have better chances to find great deals.
Opening time: just on Sundays 7 am - 1 pm
Address: piazza di Porta Portese, Rome, Italy
How to get there: from piazza dei Cinquecento (stroll distance from Hotel Des Artistes), catch bus #75 direction Poerio/Marino and get off after 17 stops at Porta Portese.
This is the must-visiting place if you are looking for vintage clothes. At the market stalls of via Sannio you will find any shade of jeans, shoes and t-shirts as well as theatrical customs, leather and suede jackets original from the ‘70s.Via Sannio’s market spreads just beside St. John Lateran’s Basilica, one of the most important churches in Rome: you can successfully combine here your leisure time and sightseeing agenda.
Opening time: from Monday to Friday 8 am – 2 pm. Saturday 8 am – 5 pm
Address: via Sannio, Rome, Italy
How to get there: from Termini station (stroll distance from Hotel Des Artistes), catch metro line A direction Anagnina and get off at San Giovanni stop.
Since 2009 young and creative talents gather in this urban market to exhibit their innovating fashion designs and innovations. Mercato Monti is an authentic incubator of Made in Italy handicraft, located in one of the most enchanting neighborhoods in the city center at stroll distance from the Colosseum.
Opening time: Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 8 pm, only from September to June
Address: via Leonina 46/48, Rome (Italy)
How to get there: catch metro line B (just around the corner from Hotel Des Artistes) and get off at Cavour stop.
CAMPO DE’ FIORI
Every day since 1869 an explosion of colors enlivens Campo de’ Fiori, a pretty square right in the heart of Rome that after sunset turns into the eccentric centre of Roman night life with her restaurants, pubs and clubs. It didn’t always work like this, its past marked in fact by being used as the place for public executions (the statue of philosopher Giordano Bruno, right in the centre, reminds us this), which thing somehow multiplies its nowadays charm.Specialty of this market are spices, fruits, vegetables, fish, meat and poultry but also fancy kitchen items (from bizarre utensils to tableclothes), local souvenirs and flowers… an authentic feast for the eyes.
Opening time: from Monday to Saturday 7 am – 1:30 pm.
Address: piazza Campo de’ Fiori, Rome (Italy)
How to get there: from piazza dei Cinquecento (5 minutes walk from Hotel Des Artistes), catch bus #64 direction and get off after 9 stops at C.so Vittorio Emanuele/S.S. della Valle
There is something for all tastes in Rome city center, from high fashion and department stores to tiny handicraft boutiques… you just need to know where to go.
If you are looking for shoes and clothes nearby the historical hot spots, via del Corso (the lane connecting piazza del Popolo to piazza Venezia) teems with options to suit all budgets. Take also a visit to Galleria Colonna (nearby the Parliament) and let yourself be enchanted by its elegant architecture. The adjoining road via del Tritone is a must if you are interested in leather bags and accessorizes.Piazza di Spagna and its neighboring lanes (such as via dei Condotti and via Frattina) are the core area for all the high fashion designers stores: Bulgari, Valentino, Vuitton, Burberry, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, only to name a few. Following via del Corso style, there is via Nazionale (the lane starting from piazza della Repubblica, at stroll distance from Termini station): the realm of casual clothes, underwear and shoes shops.
Moving to the Vatican area, make of via Cola di Rienzo your reference point if you are looking for an Italian style classical and fashionable attire, whereas the little shops standard of via Ottaviano is a good alternative to via del Corso and via Nazionale.