Category Archives: Shopping in Rome

Alfieri Leather Shop in Rome

entrance to leather store in Rome with display windows

I am going to admit that I find shopping for leather items intimidating. They can be beautiful pieces but are also a major investment that I am worried about messing up somehow. That is why I was thrilled to discover the family-run Alfieri leather store in Rome. The store is owned by Flavio Alfieri, but […]

Otherwise Bookshop in Rome

Rome Otherwise Bookshop

The newest English-language bookshop to hit Rome has quickly become one of the best. The Otherwise Bookshop stocks fiction and non-fiction a minute’s walk from Piazza Navona. The modern bookstore feels current and clutter-free. It is not huge, but there is plenty of room to browse without feeling cramped. The Otherwise Bookshop manages to find […]

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

lela casa rome

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 […]