Are you looking for Rome souvenirs? There are lots of fun and unique products to buy or bring home as gifts to friends and family.
Souvenirs are one of the best ways to tell your friends and family that you are thinking about them while traveling. And it’s also something that’s fun to buy to yourself as a memory from your trip.
So, do you want to know what to buy in Rome for your loved ones? Then continue reading below, because here’s a list of the top 10 things to buy in Rome!
Local wine always makes a great gift – both as a souvenir for yourself, but also for friends and family. There are so many good producers of wine in Italy, so I would recommend you to visit a wine shop in Rome and ask them to assist you.
Chianti from the Chianti region in central Tuscany is one of the most famous and appreciated wines around the world – it’s one of my favorites as well!
Ceramics & Pottery
Want to buy something for your home? Then some local pottery and ceramics is a good idea!
At Piazza Navona, there is a really nice shop selling beautiful pottery and ceramics. It’s called L’Artigianato, and here you can buy lots of nice things for your kitchen and home.
You’ll find it at Piazza Navona number 84.
Rome Themed Chocolate
If you know someone back home with a sweet tooth, then I would suggest you buy some fun, but delicious, Rome-themed chocolate.
At La Bottega del Cioccolato they sell hand-made chocolate pralines, and chocolate looking like both Colosseum, Mouth of Truth, and Pantheon.
You’ll find this shop at 82 Via Leonina.
Italy is known for its delicious cheeses of high quality, local production, and traditional recipes. There are so many different kinds of cheeses to buy in Italy. Parmigiano, Pecorino, Mozzarella, Gorgonzola, and Ricotta are just to name a few.
Make sure to stop by a local cheese shop during your stay in Rome and buy some cheeses. Just make sure that you’re allowed to bring in these cheese into your country before buying – I know that some type of cheeses is not allowed to be brought into some countries (USA, for example.)
Italian hats – One of the most stylish Rome souvenirs
If you know someone back home who’s interested in fashion, then I would recommend you to buy a good-quality Italian hat.
Visit Antica Manifattura Cappelli in Rome and have a look at their hats. They started out making straw hats in 1936, and today they manufacture different kinds of hats in different kinds of materials.
This is one of the Rome souvenirs that works for people, both men and women, who like fashion.
You’ll find the hat shop at 46 Via degli Scipioni.
Limoncello is a local Italian liqueur that’s loved by the locals. It’s traditionally produced in southern Italy and is made from lemon peel, water, alcohol, and sugar.
It’s best to drink it ice-cold after the meal, like a digestif.
You can buy a bottle of limoncello in both supermarkets and souvenir shops around in Rome.
Need a new pair of socks? Head over to Gammarelli and buy socks from the pope’s tailor. Gammarelli has been a tailor for thousands of priests, and hundreds of cardinals and bishops throughout the years.
Anyone can visit this shop, but make sure to dress properly since it can happen that there will be a priest, cardinal, or bishop at Gammarelli’s shopping.
It’s a fun souvenir to buy that’s also good-quality. It’s one of those Rome souvenirs that works for both men and women!
Murano Glass is actually made in Venice, but it’s still one of the most popular souvenirs in Rome. It can be bought in several shops in the city, as well as all over Italy. It’s famous for its beautiful colors, shape, and patterns.
Just make sure that you’re buying the real deal since there are many fake Murano Glass items out there. All real Murano ware should come with a certificate of authenticity.
Olive Oil – One of the most popular Rome souvenirs
Olive oil is a staple ingredient of the Italian cuisine. So if you’re planning to cook some Italian food back home, I would suggest you buy some good-quality olive oil and bring with you.
It’s delicious to have in your cooking, in salads, or just dip a piece of bread in it.
Olive oil is no doubt one of the most popular Rome souvenirs. It’s delicious, not too expensive, and pretty easy to bring back home!
You’ve probably read the book, or seen the famous movie Pinocchio when you were a kid. It’s a classic, and all over Rome, you’ll find Pinocchio themed souvenirs in small shops and market stalls.
It’s a great gift for all ages – everyone loves this little fella.
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