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Rome: updated suggestions

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by makker, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. makker

    makker Senior member

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    Going to Rome soon; what are stores that I cannot miss? Unfortunately I will be alone so going to restaurants and dining alone will feel too awkward. Mainly good shopping is in mind as well as generally touring around the city.. no sightseeing though, since its all been done before.
     
  2. hypostatic

    hypostatic Well-Known Member

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    The shopping isn't all that impressive in Rome... but head over to Via Condotti, and almost everything is accessible from there. As for restaurants, check out Gusto - it's casual dining, and you really won't look out of place alone, especially if it's in the afternoon.
     
  3. SField

    SField Senior member

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    Going to Rome soon; what are stores that I cannot miss? Unfortunately I will be alone so going to restaurants and dining alone will feel too awkward. Mainly good shopping is in mind as well as generally touring around the city.. no sightseeing though, since its all been done before.

    Condotti, and surrounding areas. Found a cool store, Baby Dior, where I bought things for my sister's new baby.

    They have a nice Kiton store a few blocks down across from Etro. Also picked up some huge deals at the Frette store when I was there last.

    Shopping in most major cities are now to me almost the exact same thing where ever you go. The brands are all globalized so unless you're buying from a smaller, specialized store, shopping ceases to matter to me based on location. It is a nicer area to shop, though.
     
  4. jcru

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    I love the following men's stores in Rome:

    DEGLI EFFETTI
    Piazza Capranica 79
    North of the Pantheon
    -- Multi-brands from Europe and Asia; nearby Tazza d'Oro has great coffee!

    S.B.U. (STRATEGIC BUSINESS UNIT)
    Via di San Pantaleo 68-69
    West of the Piazza Navona
    -- Jeans and t-shirts akin to A.P.C. (www.sbu.it); relatively nearby Sant'Eustachio has great coffee!

    ASPESI
    Via del Babuino 144
    South of the Piazza del Popolo
    -- Beautiful blazers and shirts in nylon and cotton; puffy outerwear, too.

    DAVIDE CENCI
    Via di Campo Marzio 1
    -- Italian suiting akin to Brooks Brothers; nearby Giolitti has great "ficchi" (fig) gelato!

    Have a great trip, and if you have the chance, try to visit the new MAXXI Museum by Zaha Hadid!
     
  5. makker

    makker Senior member

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    Thank you very much!

    Are stores still open on Sundays during this time of the year by the way?
     
  6. makker

    makker Senior member

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    Also, are there good stores for buying bags; looking mainly for weekend bag and maybe some other smaller ones.
     
  7. jcru

    jcru Member

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    I can think only of Il Bisonte on via dei Coronari 105; you can get their products in the States, but a visit to the shop in Rome will also take you to a beautiful pedestrian area west of the Piazza Navona and anchored by via del Governo Vecchio -- where there are many good shops & restaurants. I am not sure about hours of operation, unfortunately.

    Buon viaggio.
     
  8. hypostatic

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    If you have a chance to visit Florence (which you definitely should!), check out Luisa Via Roma.
     
  9. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I just returned from Rome. The few shops I liked were:

    Lattanzi (shoes)
    Via Bocca di Leone 59
    Not my style, but some nice eye candy.
    They also have Gatto shoes which are more to my taste.

    Cruciani & Bella (ties)
    Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina
    They have Drakes, Holliday & Brown and house brand.
    It's a cozy little store in a nice piazza.

    Gente (designer stuff)
    Via Babuino
    Cool store design

    The Eddy Monetti and Kiton windows were nice, but I didn't go in.
    Davide Cenci might be worth a look, too. I just poked my head into the shoe dept.
    There are a lot of junky stores in Rome as well as all the international brand stores.
    I never made it to Battistioni which is supposed to be worth a look.
     
  10. philosophe

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    For leather bags and other goodies, try Ibiz at via dei chiavari 39--and visit the turtle fountain, which is pretty close by.

    Don't be afraid to dine out alone.
     
  11. Zeppelin

    Zeppelin Senior member

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    Any recent recommendations? I'll be in Rome next week. Specifically looking for RTW shirts and maybe also a suit. Price level would ideally be somewhere between Boggi and Borrelli :) Thx in advance!

    Edit: Oops, I just saw that this isn't quite the right subforum. I'll post in the classic menswear forum, too; hope that's ok.
     
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