What are the best malls in Rome?
As the largest Italian city, Rome offers a multitude of options when it comes to shopping! Rome is home to some of the best shopping centers in all of Italy and there are options in many Roman spots. Today I bring you a brief list for you to get organized and find out what are the best malls in Rome. Which are the main markets in Rome? Here at Your Travel to Italy with Ana Patricia you make the trip of your dreams!!! ALSO: see our “Accommodation in Italy – Tips for your holidays!”
The capital of Italy, Rome, located in the region of Lazio, is a city with colossal dimensions and, therefore, presents us with an infinity of options in different sectors, including shopping. With small, large, famous, local stores, among other settings, Rome also offers us excellent malls, and some of them are really worth a visit, especially if you want to take a whole day to shop. Find out here: how to get around Rome with public transport?
A little about the malls in Rome
The malls in Rome are very varied, well distributed and with very good structures, not to mention that most of them have an infinity of parking spaces, so it won’t be a problem to park safely for you to do your shopping with peace of mind. Find out where to park in Rome!
If you’re not a big fan of big crowds…
Avoid peak periods, which are usually on weekends – Saturday and Sunday, from lunchtime around 12:00. Also remember that malls have movie theaters, so it is quite common for malls to be fuller due to their opening hours – especially in the middle and late afternoon on weekends. If you are passionate about markets: click here and learns everything about the main markets in Rome!
But how were malls born in Italy?
Called the “centro commerciale”, malls in Italy began to become popular in the 1970s, nearly 30 years after they became a US sensation. This “selling machine” was born in the USA at the hands of the architect Victor Gruen, in the early 1950s. Find out here what to do in Rome when it rains.
That’s when mass consumption began to gain strength and shopkeepers liked the idea of “concentrating” theirs stores in one space. However, there was a lack of structure and, thus, the idea of creating a place with parking, a variety of products and, why not, a food court? I don’t even need to say which formula worked, right?! And thus, malls were born!
Without further ado…
Let’s go to the list of the best malls in Rome. Remembering that the list does not follow the order “best to…” and is not sponsored by any company mentioned here!
1) What are the best shopping malls in Rome? ROMAEST
It is, without a doubt, one of the favorite of the Romans! It has 220 stores spread over 98,000 square meters, on two floors, with ample parking, and offers names such as Adidas, Calzedonia, Calvin Klein, Bottega Verde, among others; you also find a hypermarket – Panorama – and in the food court you can choose between great options for a meal, such as the celebrated Rossopomodoro.
- Official Website: ROMAEST;
- Address: Via Collatina, KM 12.800;
- Opening hours: every day, from 10 am to 10 pm. It does not open on the 25th and 26th of December and on the 1st of January.
2) What are the best shopping malls in Rome? PORTA DI ROMA
Another huge mall is Porta di Roma – the largest in the city. It also has 220 stores spread over 130 thousand square meters! There you will find stores like Apple, Armani Exchange, Pandora, H&M, Victoria’s Secret, among others. In the food area you will also find great options such as the amazing La Piadeneria.
- Official Website: Porta di Roma;
- Address: Via Alberto Lionello, 201;
- Opening hours: every day from 10:00 to 21:30. It does not open on the 25th and 26th of December and on the 1st of January.
3) What are the best shopping malls in Rome? MAXIMO
The newest one in Rome, it is one of the best structured. With 60 thousand square meters, it offers us great options of stores from different segments such as Chicco, Euronics, Guess, Intimissimi, Blue Spirit and many others. In the food court you will find good options and the highlight is Alice Pizza a Taglio.
- Official website: Maximo
- Address: Via Laurentina, 865
- Opening hours: Every day, from 10 am to 9 pm. It does not open on the 25th and 26th of December and on the 1st of January.
4) What are the best shopping malls in Rome? EUROMA 2
With its almost 52 thousand square meters, Euroma 2 is home to excellent stores! Some of them are Bialetti, Crocs, Hollister, Kiko Milano, Lego, Levi’s, Sephora, among other big names. In the food court there are several options, including the famous Vinchi gelateria.
- Official Website: Euroma 2;
- Address: Viale dell’Oceano Pacifico, 83;
- Opening hours: every day, from 09:00 to 21:00. It does not open on the 25th and 26th of December and on the 1st of January.
5) What are the best shopping malls in Rome? GRANDROME
With its 32 thousand square meters, it also presents us with great stores. Here you will find stores like Douglas, Media World, Timberland, Benetton, Tommy Jeans, Zara and many others. In the food court, the highlight is I Baccanali.
- Official website: GranRoma
- Address: Via Aristide Merloni, 141
- Opening hours: every day, from 10 am to 9 pm. It does not open on the 25th and 26th of December and on the 1st of January.
Golden tips for shopping in Rome
Is it worth shopping in the malls of the Eternal City?
It depends! If you take the sales period – from the first business day before Epiphany (January 6th) to March 1st, and from the first Saturday of July to the end of August – it could be VERY worth it! And yes! Sales in Italy are excellent and offer discounts of up to 70%! Remembering that, it is obvious that during these periods, the malls are crowded with people, and you will not always find what you are looking for, but it is worth taking a walk there!
Good to know…
During the sale period, some stores do not allow exchanges, so – if you want to buy clothes: try the item you intend to make sure it fits!
Are the prices the same as in USA?
It also depends on what you’re looking for. Some Italian brands already have stores worldwide, but it is good to remember that some of them do not have the same price in some countries. My suggestion: research what you want to buy; check if the value practiced in your country is the same practiced in Italy, if it is, it’s not worth leaving there to buy here, right?!
What is worth buying?
Several items! We have a special post on the subject and you can read our full article by clicking here!
What was the first shopping mall in Italy?
It was the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. The Gallery dates back to 1861 and it’s named after the first king of Italy.
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