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Rome Souvenirs and Other Shopping

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Shopping in Rome: Souvenirs

Rome is often at the top of any traveler’s list of “must see” places. If you’re finally planning that trip to this historically rich city, here are Rome souvenirs and other shopping reviews to point you in the right direction.

Souvenirs

Rome is the Eternal City and the Vatican City and is a magnet for tourists from all around the world, so don’t be surprised to see a large number of souvenir shops sprawling throughout the city. You’ll find them particularly around Saint Peter’s Square, Spanish Streps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona, and Pantheron.  These souvenir stores and shops sell everything from typical touristy items such as Rome and Vatican City post cards, shirts, books, fridge magnets, shot glasses, mugs, cups, Caps, Sweaters, Paintings, Trinkets and a lot more. You’ll also find religious articles such as crosses, saint statues, books, and Roman Empire inspired memorabilia.

Tip: Most shops are open from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday. You can haggle at the hole-in-the-wall souvenir shops, but not usually at the larger ones.

Photography

Trevimage is an adorable photography shop located in the Trevi area, not far from the Barberini subway stop. It offers beautiful photographs by Carlo De Gori, the photographer and owner of the store. The pictures come in all sizes and for all budgets, from the small handmade magnets to giant photos. Some are even limited edition. Carlo also offers photographic shoots around the city. There are pre-set itineraries, or you can make your own and choose where you want your pictures taken. Trevimage is the kind of place you enter to buy a little present, but end up leaving with so much more! If you have many gifts to buy for many people and you are on a limited budget, you could get the small magnet-frames that can go either on a wall or on a fridge. They are all hand made so if you want another picture instead of the ones that you see, they’ll make it for you! This shop is all about Rome and the photographer himself is there ready to answer your questions, so you can’t really go wrong with any of the of pictures in the store. It really depends on where the picture has to go (size and color are important!).

Tip: You’ll spend anywhere between 5 euros (for the smallest items) to as much as you want…! The bigger works start at 110 euro.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Rome Souvenirs and Other Shopping Reviews.

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