Category Archives: Shopping in Rome

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

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 Rome has all the major international outlets if you want […]

Assemblea: Testaccio’s Curated Made in Italy Shop

There is a lot happening on Via Alessandro Volta right now. Recently, it was the re-imagining of the old tavola calda into Taverna Volpetti. Then last month a new shop popped up a few doors down. Cheerful Assemblea has a window front that is too whimsical to resist. “Is that the shop with all the […]

Binario 4: Vintage Furniture in Rome

Silvana is basically my new hero. Because she has created this amazing workshop filled with the reclaimed vintage furniture of my dreams. She used to have a stall at the Porta Portese flea market. Then, she disappeared. When I spotted her Binario 4 stand at the Roma Outdoor festival, my resolve hardened. I was determined to […]