18 Places To Shop For Thoughtful Souvenirs In Rome (And Online)

These artisanal gifts will ensure your memories of Rome last a lifetime.
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The Eternal City is bursting with artisanal treasures and thoughtful keepsakes handmade with love and flair by artisans and creatives alike. Discover where to shop our favorite souvenirs in Rome, from perfumes and jewels inspired by the city’s Baroque piazzas to stylish fashion accessories, minimalist kitchen ware and fabulous home decor.

Antica Manifattura Cappelli

Rome’s oldest hat workshop dates back to 1936 when a Tuscan family opened this spot in the capital. A former client, Patrizia Fabri became the latest owner in 2003 and has expanded the business into new realms, supplying hats for cinema and theater productions, runway shows and even bills Madonna and Lady Gaga as clients. Patrizia’s hats are worked by hand using traditional weaving methods and are entirely unique creations. From cloches and berets to bowler hats and fedoras for both men and women, this shop has you covered.

Antica Manifattura Cappelli: Via degli Scipioni 46


Booktique

Known for its unique selection of art books and sleek gadgets, Booktique is a colorful, vibrant shop snuggled in Campo Marzio. Come here for fun design items like mugs and tote bags with Roman sayings, or peruse through photography and lifestyle volumes that will look great on your coffee table.

Booktique: Via della Stelletta 17


Chez Dede

A gorgeous concept store run by a husband and wife duo with impeccable superlative taste, Chez Dédé is stocked with refined home-wares, curious design items and high-quality accessories by premier brands such as Astier de Villatte, Cire Trudon and Men’s Heritage. The Chez Dédé brand’s signature bags, “Le Grand Sac”, are prominently featured throughout the store in a variety of prints and have seen international success as a unisex sporty-but-chic shopper.

Chez Dédé: Via di Monserrato 35


Co.Ro. Jewels

Female entrepreneurs and friends Costanza and Giulia, the duo behind Co.Ro. Jewels, find inspiration right outside their window, creating jewelry inspired by the architecture and beauty of Rome and throughout the entire country. Carefully designed and handcrafted in the city center, architectural concepts taken from the Colosseum, the Pantheon, or Roman aqueducts, to only name a few, are transformed into earrings or a ring keeping Rome close to heart.

Co.Ro. Jewels: Via della Scrofa 52


Essenzialmente Laura

Essenzialmente Laura is a sensational perfumery renowned for its Italian excellency and one-of-a-kind sensory experiences for over 30 years. Coronari 57 is a perfume worth noting as Laura captures one of the most evocative streets of Rome inside a bottle. Dominant notes include opopanax, vanilla, and violet – easily classified as intense yet rare and elegant. 

Essenzialmente Laura: Via dei Coronari 57 and Via di Campo Marzio 35


Estremi Roma

Filled with shabby chic, internationally-inspired furnishings, Estremi Roma is home to many distinctive treasures that will delight vintage lovers and world travelers. Come here for items sources from India, everything from wooden chests to metal framed mirrors, eclectic patterned wallpaper, block print fabrics and home accessories, including bohemian patterned bedspreads and velvet pillow cases.

Estremi Roma: Via di S. Francesco a Ripa 150 and Via del Boschetto 2a


Jenni Oh

A Filipino Chinese Australian based in Italy, Jenni Oh creates whimsical designs that blend European and Eastern influences. From glazed espresso cups and miniature donut vases to pastel-colored teapots, all objects are lovingly made in Rome and designed to “sing in the spaces they occupy”.


La Bottega del Marmoraro

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In the depths of the intimate store tucked away on the beautiful Via Margutta, you’ll find Roman born and bred, Enrico Fiorentini who has been able to attract creative hearts from all over the world. Fiorentini hand engraves and customizes each piece with time and knowledge, from marble signs to plaques and fixtures with Italian sayings and modern-day slang. 

La Bottega del Marmarmo: Via Margutta 53B


Flake’s Design & Arredo

Located in the heart of vibrant Trastevere, Flake’s is full of Italian pottery, furniture, and decor. Founder & owner Chiara had the vision to give others access to hand-made pieces that will bring the Italian lifestyle from Rome to your home. Our favorite picks are her vintage ceramic plates with the most beloved Roman phrases.

Flake’s Design & Arredo: Via della Scala 45


Lela

Lela, a charming home and garden store that fuses Scandinavian minimalism with rustic French charm, stocks wide variety of objects for cooking or decoration, including crockery, linens and miscellaneous trinkets. The tones are largely monochromatic and neutral, in shades of white and grey with natural touches, and each functional piece doubles as an attractive accent in your home.

Lela: Via dei Pettinari 37


Mondelliani

For over 80 years, Mondelliani has attested that eyewear is one of the most fabulous objects that reflects our inner character. The shop houses a stock of frames, from sunglasses to reading eyewear, that are out of the ordinary in terms of style, color, and geometric shape designed both in-house and bought by international vendors. 

Mondelliani: Via del Pellegrino and Via dei Prefetti 11


Polvere di Tempo

Born from a passion for artisanship and the creation of ancient time gauges, Polvere di Tempo is a mystical shop that feels like taking a much-needed step back in time. Adrian Rodriguez, a modern-day alchemist, handcrafts golden compasses, ornately chiseled astrolabes and lustrous sundials on display beside antique globes and wooden hourglasses.

Polvere di Tempo: Via del Moro 59


Pezzi

Pezzi, “pieces of Rome”, is a new clothing brand inspired by children, with snuggly onesies for babies and graphic t-shirts for kids and adults. The designs are all hand-drawn by local illustrators and feature Roman icons, including umbrella pine trees, aqueducts, gelato, prosciutto and more.


Retropose

When venturing to add a new bag of the season, Retropose is the first place to stop. All bags are hand-made in Rome by the owner and designer, Federica, and are recognizable due to their unique shapes, lines, and industrial curves. Each handbag is a beautifully modern statement piece full of dimension and personality and life, just like the Eternal City itself.

Retropose: Via del Pellegrino 60


Roscioli Wine Club

Roscioli is a household name in Rome, one which commands a deep reverence from locals and travelers alike, thanks to its quality gastronomic experiences. Now you can enjoy a taste of Roscioli at home through the Roscioli Wine Club which ships labels from small, organic producers in Italy straight to your door. Each order includes videos of the winemakers and tasting notes – and shipping is free to the US and EU!

Take €25 off your first box with code CINCIN.


​​Stay Store

Nothing beats the quality and feel of Italian linens. Stay is a one-stop-shop to decorate a home head to toe as the owners, Alessandra and Ruben, have been in the textile industry for three generations. Aside from the unmatched texture and durability we are obsessed with the tonal color palate, featuring pomegranate, eggplant, and stone grey. 

Stay Store: Via dei Falegnami 63-64


Studio Forme

Studio Forme, founded in 1973, is an inventive glass and ceramic workshop that is also part restoration studio, uniting skilled artisans and artists under the same roof. Each item – from the sculptures and vases to the dishes and candelabras – is contemporary and imaginative but pays a nod to tradition. We love the glass vases featuring profiles of Renaissance women and the ceramic pitchers with ornamental handles – original statement pieces that are at once classic but fresh.

Studio Forme: Via Santa Cecilia 30/B


Vio’s Shop

Marchesa Violante Guerrieri Gonzaga is not only a skilled chef who hosts gourmands, celebrities and VIPs on her private rooftop for private dinners and events. Violante is also the artist and painter behind Vio’s Shop, a boutique with an extensive collection of table decor featuring charming motifs for every occasion and season.

Vio’s Shop: Via degli Orsini 25


See More: Made In Florence: More Artisanal Gifts You Can Shop Online

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