Category Archives: Shopping in Rome

Where to Shop for Home Goods, Furniture and Kitchen Accessories in Rome

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I moved to Rome with a couple of suitcases, so when I landed I desperately needed basic home items that I had not brought with me. In search of sheets, towels, and hangers, I eventually wandered from San Lorenzo to the Colosseum without ever passing a store that seemed to be selling home goods. After seven […]

Rome Christmas Markets

Rome is undeniably beautiful at the Christmastime. Large trees appear in front of the Colosseum, in Piazza Venezia and on St. Peter’s Square. And the yuletide vibes keep coming between the twinkling lights and decorations that are strung up across the city. But one of the best things about celebrating the holidays in the Eternal […]

Polvere di Tempo: Dust of Time Shop in Rome’s Trastevere Neighborhood

Via del Moro is a particularly charming street. It is also one of my preferred shortcuts through Trastevere because I can check out the book display at The Almost Corner Bookshop, and then ogle (eat) all the pizza at La Renella. But one of the true gems of the street is Polvere di Tempo. The […]

A Cheese Lover’s Guide to Rome

Cheese is one of the big reasons I get up in the morning. Aged? Bring it on. New? Can’t get enough. Soft? Spread it on bread. Hard? Eat it plain. In my book, it is alllll good. I have always loved cheese. I thought I knew something about cheese. And then I moved to Rome […]

Rome Gift Guide: Where to Buy Unique Gifts and Souvenirs

Updated 16 June 2021 Planning to do a spot of shopping in Rome? The shopping area of the historic center is one of the most beautiful parts of the city and a perfect place to find unique gifts for everyone on your list. (And shop for yourself as well, naturally). While you can definitely find a […]