Shops and markets in Rome
Rome is not only the cultural center of Europe, but also the center of international trade. Since the days of the Roman Empire, the best artisans and craftsmen came to Rome, various goods and cultural values were brought here. Italians have always been great artists and designers and, thanks to this, goods made in Italy are of high quality and beauty..
Shops and markets in Rome are designed for shoppers with different incomes. If you are interested in the latest models of footwear, clothing, fur products and accessories from Armani, Gucci, Valentine, Dolce & Gabbana, and others, then these boutiques are concentrated in the area of Plaza de España on Santina, Frattina, Gregoriana, Condotti, Borgognona streets. There are almost no discounts in these boutiques. There are several outlets in the city center, for example, Techer, where they sell clothes from famous designers with 50-60% discounts..
Tourists with financial disabilities can also find great clothes, shoes, underwear, perfumes, cosmetics, accessories and jewelry in shops on Rome's main shopping street, Via del Corso and Via Nazionale, which runs from Termini Station to Piazza Venezia. At the Mercato delle Pulci clothing market (flea market), which is located in the area of Porta Portese and the Sublicio Bridge, you can shop even cheaper. But the market only works on Sundays, from early morning until 13:00.
Gifts for family and friends are best bought in outlets. These are huge shopping centers, usually located outside the city. Buses go there. Tickets are purchased locally and back and cost approximately 12 euros. Outlets offer quality products by Italian designers with 30-70% discounts. These are clothes, shoes, leather goods, dishes, sports goods. Clothes that were fashionable last season are sold at significant discounts. Outlets are very popular with tourists.
If you are traveling during sales periods - in the summer from July 10 to August 31, in the winter from January 13 to February 15, then you have a chance to save on gifts from 20 to 70% of the original cost of goods, but, as a rule, during these periods in outlets line up.
It should be noted that tourists from non-EU countries have the right to receive a VAT refund of about 14.5% of the purchase price when leaving Italy..