The opening hours of shops in Italy may take some time to adjust to. Generally they:
Open at 8:30 or 9:00 in the morning
Close at 12:30 or 1:00 for lunch
re-open at 4.30 or 5 in the afternoon
Close at 7:30 or 8:00 in the evening.
These are the standard opening hours from Monday to Saturday inclusive, all shops being closed on Sunday, except for fresh pasta shops which open on Sunday morning.
In tourist resorts, shops stay open at all hours and on all days of the week, even on national holidays, particularly if they occur during a peak tourist season.
Cinecitta Due Centro Commerciale
Viale Palmiro Togliatti, 2
+39 (06) 722 0910
The very first large shopping centre in the city, it has an excellent mix of interesting shops and services. Romans claim that the shopping centre contains everything one could possibly desire. Always full, but never too crowded, Cinecitta Due has the comfort of air conditioning.
Via T. Nuvolari
+39 (06) 519 5505
Opened in 1992, I Granai has become a hot spot for the Romans. The mall has 118 stores, and several popular restaurants and bars.
The most popular shopping “streets” with rows of high quality and sometimes expensive goods. Rome is full of remnants of the past – from the ruins to the art to the ancient cathedrals and town squares – and the shopping is no different, with a vast accumulation of antiques awaiting your perusal. The interminable street of Via del Corso is a focal point of any Italy shopping tour, and contains a number of chic boutiques (and plenty of less-chic ones for the budget conscious) that cater mostly to the vibrant Roman youth. Rome also has the widest selection of neighborhood markets, where you can casually peruse everything from fresh fruit to hand-crafted goods.
Via dei Coronari (art & antiques)
Via del Pellegrino (books & art)
Via dei Cappellari (furniture and crafts)
Via Cola di Rienzo (clothes, books, gifts)
Via Margutta (antiques & restaurants)
Via del Babuino (furniture, antiques, clothing)
Via Borgognona (clothes, shoes, leather)