Souvenir Shopping Tour, Rome

It would be a pity to leave Rome without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Rome, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.
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Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping Tour
Guide Location: Italy » Rome (See other walking tours in Rome)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
Author: Daniel

1) Comandini

What to buy here: Religious art – Whether you are a believer or not, Rome is also the capital of Christianity, and around the Vatican City there is obviously no lack of religious shops. While many sell cheap souvenirs of little value, there are others where tourists can find beautiful pieces of art, such as paintings, decorations or even precious rosary beads that can be considered real pieces of jewelry. Apart from rosary beads, religious gifts can include statues, cards, pendants, medals,...   view more

2) DCube

What to buy here: Houseware – The Italian style is famous all over the world not just for clothes, shoes or jewelry, but also for house decorations. In Rome there are many shops selling up to the moment household accessories such as modern glasses and decanters, unusual designs in flatware and dishes, tablecloths and bowls, amusing and colorful objects that can vary depending on the season and make for an original gift. Stylish ornaments, beautifully decorated towels, cups and saucers, many...   view more

3) L'Artigianato

What to buy here: Ceramics – Italy has a great tradition of hand-painted ceramics, and a nice gift can be chosen within the diverse selection of pottery from all over the country, including both traditional and modern pieces. Receiving a piece of hand-made ceramics will make friends and family feel like sharing the Italian lifestyle, appreciated by people with different tastes, habits and traditions. Plates, tea pots, bowls, spoons, jars and glasses, all kinds of objects and colors will be...   view more
Aldo Fefé

4) Aldo Fefé

What to buy here: Hand-painted paper – Another nice gift from Italy is a product made with hand-painted paper, such as little chests of drawers, writing paper, picture frames and photo albums, wrapping paper, diaries and charming marionette theaters. The gifts that can be included in this category belong to the most diverse moments of daily life, from notepads to recipe books, and their decorative patterns can easily attract the most diverse preferences. Materials used for these objects can...   view more
Beauty Point

5) Beauty Point

What to buy here: Perfumes – Who is looking for a sophisticated gift from Italy can choose among the huge range of perfumes that famous designers release every season. From Armani to Valentino, from Laura Biagiotti to Dolce & Gabbana, all major houses have their own perfumes. One of the most popular brands among Italians and tourists is Acqua di Parma, elegant and especially created for a demanding market. Founded in 1916 in a small workshop, Acqua di Parma has quickly become a timeless...   view more
Dolce e Non Solo

6) Dolce e Non Solo

What to buy here: Gourmet food – As Italian food is popular all over the world, a very much appreciated gift from Rome is a well-packaged sample of the country's culinary tradition. From flavored olives to pickles, tourists here can find any kind of gastronomic delicacy. It's by no means difficult to find gourmet food nicely packaged and easy to carry. Some of the best gifts, apart from artisan pasta and mustard cream, are high-quality balsamic vinegars, usually coming from the...   view more
La Bottega del Cioccolato

7) La Bottega del Cioccolato

What to buy here: Artisan chocolate – Italy has a long tradition of producing artisan chocolate. Apart from being delicious, it makes for a very nice gift because it's possible to find it in the most diverse and colorful shapes and packages that can be considered a proper form of art. A typical Italian product is Gianduia, created in 1856 by Caffarel, the oldest Turin's chocolatier, a mix of hazelnut and chocolate. Famous brands such as Caffarel, Perugina, and Venchi always have...   view more
Pasticceria Valzani

8) Pasticceria Valzani

What to buy here: Sweets and pastries – No meal is properly finished without a combined dessert, and in Italian tables this can hardly be missed. The whole country boasts a great tradition of sweets, pastries, cakes and cookies that can be bought in the many bakery shops of the capital, but Rome boasts its own very ancient sweet delicacies and the capital is obviously the best place to find them. Typical pastries belonging to the old Roman tradition are the famous Pangiallo romano, a sweet...   view more
Antica Caciara

9) Antica Caciara

What to buy here: Cheese – Every Italian region has a long tradition of cheese production, and each of them boasts its own type. Cheeses come from very old Italian food habits, and throughout the country there are countless types of cheeses. According to the law, it can be defined cheese the product obtained with the coagulation of milk. From the worldwide popular mozzarella to Sardinia's Pecorino to the northern Gorgonzola, cheeses have many kinds of uses in the Italian cuisine, such as...   view more

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"Roman Holiday" Movie Walking Tour

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Vatican Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Museums Walk

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As an ancient and cultural city, Rome is packed with museums which demonstrate its value in the world of culture and civilization. When it comes to art, Rome contains the most significant artifacts in the world, including sculptures, paintings, pottery, and porcelain; all hidden within the splendid palaces of the city. Take the following tour to better acquaint yourself with the splendors of Rome.

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Travel Distance: 5.5 km
Old Rome Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Trevi and Colonna Walking Tour

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The Trevi rione (district) of Rome, which is the 2nd rione, is most famous for the Trevi Fountain, as well as for being home to several magnificent public libraries. Colonna is the 3rd rione of Rome and takes its name from the rione's most famous landmark, the Column of Marcus Aurelius in the Piazza Colonna. Colonna is also home to several palazzos, churches and other landmarks.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km

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