Have I mentioned I love shoes?
Oh? Repeatedly, you say?
But I do. The love is real. I even made my own shoes here in Rome.
So every year, I make my pilgrimage to Santo, a small shop located near Campo de’ Fiori.
All leather and made in Italy, new styles appear for winter and summer.
I prefer the winter collections, and always end up finding a new pair of classic riding boots or adorable booties to add to my collection.
If you happen to be lucky enough to score your size during the saldi (sale season), you can walk away with these beauties for about €60. Not a bad deal AT ALL considering the quality and the design.
I am usually less thrilled with the summer offerings, so stop by soon before the cold weather boots are gone for another year.
Update: Recommendation currently on hold, because I may have bought Santo’s last pair of boots last week? After many years, the store front is mysteriously closed (though I am hoping that it is just for renovations).
Piazza Benedetto Cairoli, 106