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48 Hours in Rome: A Christmas Shopping Itinerary

With endless luxury stores and beautiful independent boutiques, there are few better locations for a Christmas shopping spree than stylish Rome. Why not combine your Christmas shopping with an alluring escape to the Eternal City, staying at the enchanting Hotel de Russie?

DAY ONE

Morning

After breakfast in your suite, begin at Via del Babuino, taking in the chic designer stores. You’ll find stylish gifts at Givenchy and Moschino for her, and sleek tailoring for him at Battistoni and Damiani, just around the corner on Via dei Condotti.

Lunch

Just a stone’s throw away on Via dei Banchi Vecchi, stop for lunch at Il Pagliaccio Restaurant and enjoy exceptional Mediterranean cuisine.

Afternoon

After lunch, walk to charming Via Giulia to discover fantastic fine art and pretty antiques. For beautiful children’s gifts visit Bartolucci on Via dei Pastini and Città del Sole on Via della Scrofa, where you’ll find handcrafted, artisanal toys.

Evening

Unwind and treat your tired legs to a restorative massage at De Russie Spa, followed by a sumptuous dinner Le Jardin de Russie. Leave your shopping with our concierge who can carry it to your room.

DAY TWO

Morning

Head east to Rinascente department store on Piazza Fiume, a one-stop-shop for luxury gift shopping. Spend the morning browsing gourmet foods, gorgeous homeware and stylish accessories.

Lunch

Located nearby on Via Calabria, stop at the refined Pataclara restaurant for lunch.

Afternoon

For independent boutiques stocking unique trinkets and one-of-a-kind gifts, walk to neighbouring Via Vittoria Veneto. After, continue to the ateliers and boutiques of Via del Boschetto for original handicrafts. 

Evening

After a busy two days of shopping, reward yourself with a sublime dinner in your Hotel de Russie suite, along with a celebratory bottle of Champagne. For an effortless experience, the hotel team can have it shipped to your home.