Shopping in Rome

Spanish Square Fountain of the Old Boat and Via Condotti by night. copyright tanialerro/Bigstock

Spanish Square Fountain of the Old Boat and Via Condotti by night. copyright tanialerro/Bigstock

There are few places in Rome that offer significant discounts, but whether you buy or just browse, stroll, window shop or people-watch, it’s a wonderful thing to do in the city, especially in some of the specialty markets and on bustling neighborhood streets.

Most shops are open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and 3:30 or 4:00 p.m. until 7:30 or 8:00 p.m. at night. Most shops are closed on Sunday. If you’re going in mid-August, most shops close for two weeks for holiday.

Although the recent decline of the Euro has made buying more palatable, we suggest that you use a major credit card. Be sure to get receipts if you want to go through the VAT tax refund process at the airport on your way home.

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