Top Choice Food in Centro Storico

Confetteria Moriondo & Gariglio

Roman poet Trilussa was so smitten with this historic chocolate shop – established by the Torinese confectioners to the royal house of Savoy – that he dedicated several sonnets to it. And we agree, it's a gem. Many …
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Centro Storico

Ibiz – Artigianato in Cuoio

In their diminutive workshop, Elisa Nepi and her father craft exquisite, well-priced leather goods, including wallets, bags, belts and sandals, in simple but classy designs and myriad colours. You can pick up a belt…
Top Choice Children in Centro Storico


Mums looking to update their kids’ (under 12s) wardrobe would do well to look up Rachele in her delightful shop just off Via del Pellegrino. With everything from hats and mitts to romper suits and jackets, all brigh…
Jewellery in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale


If you have to ask the price, you can’t afford it. Sumptuous window displays mean you can admire the world’s finest jewellery without spending a centesimo.
Art in Centro Storico


Famed for its antique prints, this historic Piazza Navona shop sells everything from 18th-century etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi to more affordable 19th-century panoramas. Bank on at least €150 for a small f…
Cosmetics in Centro Storico

Ai Monasteri

With balms for the body and food for the soul, this monastic apothecary stocks a range of herbal essences, lotions and cosmetics, all made by monks from across Italy, as well as wines, liqueurs and biscuits. There a…
Antiques in Centro Storico

Comics Bazar

Not a comic in sight – this treasure-trove is crammed to its rafters with antiques. Wade through the lamps that hang like jungle creepers and peruse old dolls, framed prints and furniture dating from the 19th centur…
Food & Drinks in San Giovanni & Testaccio


This superstocked deli, considered by many the best in town, is a treasure trove of gourmet delicacies. Helpful staff will guide you through the extensive selection of smelly cheeses, homemade pastas, olive oils, vi…
Market in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Porta Portese Market

To see another side of Rome, head to this mammoth flea market. With thousands of stalls selling everything from rare books and fell-off-a-lorry bikes to Peruvian shawls and MP3 players, it's crazily busy and a lot o…
Market in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Mercato delle Stampe

The Mercato delle Stampe (Print Market) is well worth a look if you’re a fan of vintage books and old prints. Squirrel through the permanent stalls and among the tired posters and dusty back editions, and you might …