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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 was moved to mention it in verse. And we agree, it's a gem. Many…
Food & Drinks in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Antica Caciara Trasteverina

The fresh ricotta is a prized possession at this century-old deli, and is usually snapped up by lunch. If you’re too late, take solace in the famous pecorino romano or the burrata pugliese (a creamy cheese from the …
Top Choice Children's Clothing in Centro Storico

Rachele

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…
Top Choice Fashion & Accessories in Centro Storico

Ibiz – Artigianato in Cuoio

In this diminutive family workshop, Elisa Nepi and her team 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 …
Vintage in Vatican City, Borgo & Prati

Rechicle

Search out this discreet boutique behind the covered market on Piazza dell'Unità for second-hand styles and vintage fashions. Designer labels are in obvious evidence among the racks of women's clothes, shoes, bags a…
Wine in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Les Vignerons

If you're looking for some interesting wines to take home, search out this lovely Trastevere wine shop. It boasts one of the capital's best collections of natural wines, mainly from small Italian and French producer…
Music in Monti, Esquilino & San Lorenzo

Transmission

One of a handful of shops serving Rome's record collectors, this San Lorenzo store is vinyl nirvana. Its eclectic collection of LPs, CDs, 7-inch singles, DVDs and Blu-rays covers the whole musical gamut, ranging fro…
Fashion & Accessories 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 and…
Perfume in Centro Storico

Officina Profumo Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella

The Roman branch of one of Italy’s oldest pharmacies stocks natural perfumes and cosmetics as well as herbal infusions, teas and potpourri, all shelved in wooden, glass-fronted cabinets under a Murano chandelier. Th…
Cosmetics in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale

Olfattorio

This is like an enoteca (wine bar), but with perfume instead of drinks: scents are concocted by names such as Artisan Parfumeur, Diptyque, Les Parfums de Rosine and Coudray. The assistants will guide you through dif…