Streets and shop windows become a triumph of lights and colors: Christmas is in the air here in Rome and the holiday spirit is around every corner. Visiting Rome in this period is a memorable experience! For Christmas shopping there are so many options that here we can only indicate just a few of the most beautiful and fascinating Roman shopping streets, with internationally renowned brands and local artisans.
Shopping in Borgo Pio and via Cola di Rienzo, close to Aurelia Residence
The neighborhood adjacent to Aurelia Residence shines thanks to the decorations and the Christmas Cribs everywhere: the most important of course is the Crib in Saint Peter’s Square with the huge fir and life-size statues. To make Christmas purchases, the street that offers the most shops is Via Cola di Rienzo, which is full of international luxury brands like Tiffany and Michael Kors, fine Italian leather accessories, boutiques and jewelers.
Shopping in Via del Corso and surroundings, in the Historic Centre
Via del Corso
Via del Corso is one of the streets where shopping and Christmas decorations come together in a riot of colors, music and lights. It connects Piazza del Popolo to Piazza Venezia with shops on both sides. Here you will find brands like Zara, H&M, Puma, Nike, MAC makeup and also the huge store “Mr. Christmas” with an impressing variety of Christmas decorations!
Via dei Condotti
Via dei Condotti is the most important luxury and fashion street in Rome: it is located in front of Piazza di Spagna and hosts the stores of internationally renowned brands such as Bulgari, Dior, Prada, Gucci, Cartier, Rolex, Tods, etc. During christmastime it is always full of lights, on even during the day, and it’s a must for anyone visiting Rome.
Near Piazza di Spagna and parallel to Via del Babuino, Via Margutta is known as “The Way of the Artists”, with its ivy-covered buildings, art galleries, artisan shops and jewelry stores. In addition to a niche shopping, via Margutta offers the opportunity to experience the unique atmosphere that has always fascinated all kind of artists, including Pablo Picasso, Giorgio de Chirico, and Federico Fellini (who lived here). Via Margutta is such a characteristic street that it was chosen to be the place where the character played by Gregory Peck in “Vacanze Romane”, Joe Bradley, lived.
Alberto Sordi Gallery
An excellent solution for those who dislike external temperatures, although not rigid in Rome, but want to stay in the historic centre. The Alberto Sordi Gallery is an elegant place dedicated to shopping with shops on two floors and nice cafeterias.
Piazza Navona Christmas Market
The most famous Christmas market in Rome is located in Piazza Navona and although in recent years it has been downsized, the Romans still love to come here to spend some time with their family. This market in particular is very focused on the figure of the “Befana”, the nice whitch coming after the New Year, giving gifts to children. There are also stalls with street food, hot drinks, fair games and paintings and handmade objects by local artisans.
If you wish to discover one of those typically Roman retro places, Via Urbana offers you a unique experience! In the heart of the Monti district, between the Imperial Forums and the Opera Theater, this street and the surrounding ones are teeming with artists and artisans. Here you will find unique pieces for the home and exclusive clothes made by budding designers. In addition, every weekend you can also visit the Monti Market, set up in Via Leonina, where local designers and artisans display their creations.