A glimpse into Cristalli di Zucchero will make you feel like you are in a child's room that is adorned with every color possible. Brightly colored macaroons, and brownies in shades of brown decorate the shelves quite beautifully. The aroma of freshly baked cookies and cakes will keep you drooling till you get your hands on one of these delights. Savor the soft-as-butter goodness of a cupcake, or the silky smooth chocolates, in various flavors. The rates are a little high, but its totally worth it.
This delightful bookshop is a stone's throw from the Colosseum, with a wide choice of titles in all sections. The staff is attentive and competent. The departments include philosophy, art, economics and literature. Children's books are very limited in number but you will find the bestsellers here.
Girls will sure love this place! Sempre Verde offers all the street style looks and vintage clothing, that add to the variety of your wardrobe. The clothes are carefully styled and you will be surprise with the collections. All this and lots more available at surprising low and convenient prices.
This big shoe-shop sells half-price shoes for men, women and children along with a fashionable range of handbags and accessories: you'd be hard pressed not to find something you like. Everything is always half price, but it is even cheaper during the sale periods that bless every shop in Rome during certain parts of the year. From the casual to the glamorous, Fausto Santini houses footwear and bags for every occasion. The staff is friendly and helpful.
The food markets of Rome are world renowned for their vibrancy, variety and top quality products. Piazza Testaccio, named after the eighth hill of Rome is a great place to shop, eat and party. The covered market in here is a treasure trove of fresh, organic vegetables, meat and cheese. And if you are shoe lover, then this is the place to be in for its wonderful bargains. The covered market is open Monday through Saturdays from 7.30a to 1.30p. You can stock up here to sustain while sightseeing.
The guys at Tazza D'Oro know that coffee has been through the thick and thin of age old traditions and time immemorial. No wonder, it shows in their finely ground and painstakingly prepared coffee which is aromatic and lip smacking good. To some it may be a wake up call, while for a few others it might just be a reason to keep them charged through the day. Apart from coffee, they also have a small selection of teas on offer and for those who don't like their coffee virgin, they have the liqueur variety too. Whatever your cravings, a cup of Tazza d'Oro is all you need to spruce up your taste buds.
This shop sells excellent Austrian cakes and American delicacies. This is the place to find strudels, yogurt cake, pecan pie, carrot cake, cheesecake and all kinds of bagels. If you do not have the chance to make it to Austria or the United States for a taste of their sweet life, just stop by here to ensure a bite of heaven.
Stock up on the kitchen essentials at Mercato di Campagna Amica del Circo Massimo. Organized by the Campagna Amica, a foundation patronizing local produce, this farmer's market is held near the ancient Circus Massimus. The fresh vegetables, fruits, meat and legumes are offered at fabulous prices. Olive oil, milk and pasta are also sold here. Grab a shopping basket and set off to this quaint and interesting market for a fun adventure.
If you love bread, this is the place to find it. Besides the many different forms, like classic and flavored rolls, to home-made and Sicilian bread with sesame seeds, the bakery also houses a great range of cakes and pastries, including the classic Roman Rosetta. Whether you are looking for a quick snack or simply wish to pamper your sweet tooth, you will find all that and more at Il Forno di Campo de' Fiori.