Rome’s enchanting boutiques are laden with wonderful treats to suit each friend and family member on your gift list. In prime position for Christmas shopping, Hotel de Russie is set on the historic boulevard of Via Del Babuino, while Hotel de la Ville sits atop the legendary Spanish Steps. Just a short stroll from either hotel, you can meander through town and discover the simple satisfaction of unearthing truly unique presents for your loved ones. Here, we point out the best designer boutiques worth visiting.
Best for foodies
The Rome outpost of Rinascente is just a street away from the Trevi Fountain and close to Piazza di Spagna. The Italian department store offers a wealth of gourmet goodies for the discerning gourmand, such as Roman delicacies, Super Tuscan wines and olive oil made on family-run presses in the deep south of Italy.
Via del Tritone, 61, 00187 Roma
Best for children
Set on one of the most stylish streets in Rome, Vippini is loved for its fabulous children’s clothes. Family-owned and with a century of heritage, this haute couture boutique is known for its attention to detail, so it’s the best place to shop for a party dress for the little princess in your life.
Via della Fontanella di Borghese, 65, 00186 Roma
Best for the man who has everything
Head to the artsy neighbourhood of Trastevere and seek out bespoke perfumier Romastore Profumi. After learning more about the gentleman in question, this historic scent store will conjure up a cologne just for them. Take your pick from notes of Capri lime, Tuscan leather or fragrant sandalwood.
Via della Lungaretta, 63, 00153 Roma
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Hotel de Russie
Telephone: +39 06 32 88 81
Hotel de la Ville
Telephone: +39 06 977 931