Top ChoiceFood in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Biscottificio Innocenti

For homemade biscuits, bite-sized meringues and fruit tarts large and small, there is no finer address in Rome than this vintage biscottificio with ceramic-tiled interior, fly-net door curtain and a set of...

Top ChoiceFashion & Accessories in Centro Storico

Del Giudice

Established in Rome in 1959 by Marcello and Rita Del Giudice and now operated by their children and grandchildren, this business produces leather bags, briefcases, wallets, belts and backpacks in its Roman...

Top ChoiceFood & Drinks in Centro Storico

Salumeria Roscioli

Rome's most celebrated deli showcases a spectacular smörgåsbord of prize products ranging from cured hams and cheeses to conserves, dried pastas, olive oils, aged balsamic vinegars and wines. Alongside celebrated...

Top ChoiceFashion & Accessories in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Gente

This multilabel boutique was the first in Rome to bring all the big-name luxury designers – Italian, French and otherwise – under one roof and its vast emporium-styled space remains an essential stop for every...

Top ChoiceCosmetics in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Ortigia

Producing soaps, perfumes, creams, lotions, bathsalts, shampoos and candles made with Sicilian natural ingredients – orange blossom, lime, pomegranate, lavender, prickly pear, almond – the Ortigia range is one of...

Top ChoiceClothing in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Bomba

Opened by designer Cristina Bomba over four decades ago, this gorgeous boutique is now operated by her fashion-designing children Caterina (womenswear) and Michele (menswear). Using the highest-quality fabrics,...

Top ChoiceFashion & Accessories in Centro Storico

Camiceria Artigianale APE

Tailoring bespoke business shirts since 1967, this atelier and boutique is an essential stop for many regular visitors to the city. It's possible to purchase ready-made items (€140) but the business is...

Top ChoiceChocolate in Centro Storico

Confetteria Moriondo & Gariglio

Roman poet Trilussa was so smitten with this chocolate shop – established by the Torinese confectioners to the royal house of Savoy – that he was moved to mention it in verse. And we agree: it's a gem. Decorated...

Top ChoiceShoes in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Fausto Santini

Rome’s best-known shoe designer, Fausto Santini is famous for his beguilingly simple, architectural shoe designs, realised in boots and shoes made with butter-soft leather. Colours are beautiful, and the quality...

Top ChoiceFashion & Accessories in Monti, Esquilino & San Lorenzo

Tina Sondergaard

Sublimely cut and whimsically retro-esque, Tina Sondergaard's handmade creations for women are a hit with the local fashion cognoscenti. Styles change by the week rather than the season, femininity is the...

Top ChoiceFood & Drinks in Vatican City, Borgo & Prati

Paciotti

Paciotti

This family-run deli is a fantasyland of Italian edibles. Whole prosciutto hams hang in profusion. Cheeses, olive oil, dried pasta, balsamic vinegar, wine and truffle pâtés crowd the shelves, and can be...

Fashion & Accessories in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Fendi

With travertine walls, stunning contemporary art and sweeping red-marble staircase, the flagship store of Rome's iconic fashion house inside 18th-century Palazzo Fendi is dazzling. Born in Rome in 1925 as a...

Food & Drink in Southern Rome

Eataly

Be prepared for some serious taste-bud titillation in this flash food emporium of gargantuan proportions built in the former terminal for airport buses. Four shop floors showcase every conceivable Italian food...

Food & Drinks in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Antica Caciara Trasteverina

The fresh ricotta is a prized possession at this century-old deli, and it's usually gone by lunchtime. If you’re too late, take solace in the luscious ricotta infornata (oven-baked ricotta), wheels of pecorino...

Wine in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Les Vignerons

If you're looking for interesting vintages, search out this lovely wine shop near the Mercato di Piazza San Cosimato. It boasts one of the capital's best collections of natural wines, mainly from small Italian...

Jewellery in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Federico Buccellati

Run today by the third generation of one of Italy's most prestigious silver- and goldsmiths, this historical shop opened in 1926. Everything is handcrafted and often delicately engraved with decorative flowers,...

Shoes in Centro Storico

Calzoleria Petrocchi

This historic shoemaker has been hand-crafting leather shoes for well-heeled Romans and film icons such as Audrey Hepburn and Robert De Niro since 1946. Choose from the ready-to-wear collection or design a...

Perfume in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Flumen Profumi

Unique 'made in Rome' scents are what this artisanal perfumery is all about. Natural perfumes are oil-based, contain four to eight base notes and evoke la dolce vita – Incantro fuses pomegranate with white...

Hats in Vatican City, Borgo & Prati

Antica Manifattura Cappelli

A throwback to a more elegant age, the atelier-boutique of milliner Patrizia Fabri offers a wide range of beautifully crafted hats. Choose from the off-the-peg line of straw Panamas, vintage cloches, felt berets...

Tea in Centro Storico

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After a visit to this charming shop, you'll be reminded of it every time you have a cup of tea. Set up like an apothecary with ceiling-high shelves and rows of jars, it stocks an encyclopaedic range of blends...