A Guide to Authentic Gift Ideas from Rome

August 27, 2018

Rome is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Choosing the right souvenir to bring back home and avoiding the typical touristy ones can be an overwhelming experience. Rome has many shops with authentic and beautiful produces, and sometimes it can be hard to choose what to take back home as a gift. We have gathered a selection of places from which you can get the perfect gifts and enjoy your shopping.   

Tartufi and friends | Via Borgognona, 4/E

Tartufi and friends
Tartufi and friends

Truffles are a gastronomic gem of the Italian kitchen. As a rarity and luxury, they represent an epitome of gourmet cooking as well as Italian culinary specialities. At Tartufi and friends, the selection of truffle produces will satisfy whatever your preferences may be. Here you will find delicacies such as white or black truffle paste, truffle infused olive oil, truffle-infused balsamic vinegar and many more truffles enhanced creations.

Podere Vecciano | Via dei Serpenti 33

Podere Vecciano
Podere Vecciano

This is a family run shop that brings produces from their centuries-old farm. On the offering are extra virgin olive oils, vinegar, wines, truffles, pasta and sauces. Also, there are handmade ceramics, textiles and kitchenware to purchase along with other gastronomic delicacies.     

Mercato Monti | Via Leonina, 46

Mercato Monti is one of the most interesting marketplaces in Rome. Offering vintage clothes, accessories and one-off pieces by local designers. A shopping experience at this modern ambient is well worth the dig through its numerous treasures. This is a perfect place to look for gifts with an indie touch and Roman splendour.

Assemblea | Alessandro Volta 22

Assemblea Testaccio
Assemblea Testaccio

This is a fairly new shop that opened in the heart of Testaccio neighbourhood. If you are looking for creations by local artists then without a doubt this is a place for you. Handmade ceramics, beautifully crafted textiles, paintings and sculptures are all to be found in this charming little shop. Small luxuries which you can find here will be real treasures for a gift.

Borsalino | Via Sistina 58/A

Borsalino
Borsalino

Established in 1857 Borsalino has been holding to the tradition of hat making and the quality of Made in Italy. Their style is distinctive and their craftsmanship unprecedented. This is an excellent place for a sophisticated gift with endless styles both for men and women.

Essenzialmente Laura | Via dei Coronari 57

Essenzialmente Laura
Essenzialmente Laura

If you are looking for something special that captures Rome, look no further. This small perfume shop will have all the beautiful smells of Rome captured in a bottle. Among the impeccably packaged fragrances, body oils, lotions and shower gels you will find favourite little corners and elements of Rome.

Venchi | Via del Corso 335

Venchi
Venchi

Italy has a long tradition of producing artisan chocolate and so a box of chocolates makes an indulgent gift for someone. The selection at Venchi goes from traditional flavours to more exotic and experimental one, all equally perfected and delicious. There are also many different treats with chocolate such as spreads and chocolate milk, with numerous variations.

Trast | Piazza di S. Apollonia 13a

Trast shop in Trastevere
Trast shop in Trastevere neighborhood of Rome

This cool Roman brand is where you will find authentic and hip t-shirts, may it be for yourself or as a gift. Artistically designed and unique clothing items which incorporate the icons of Italian culture and film are all printed on high-quality Italian fabrics. This is definitely a shop worth the visit if you are looking for an original gift. 

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