Unique Souvenirs in Rome
One of most people’s favorite moments when traveling is choosing what souvenirs to bring home. Having a physical reminder of your trip other than pictures and memories makes the whole thing even sweeter to remember. However, finding unique souvenirs in Rome can be a challenge. Sure, there are plenty of stores all around the city crawling with tiny Colosseums and magnets showing glimpses of Rome. Though, most of the items sold are the result of a mass production.
Of course, we don’t mean to bash those products; after all, they’re cheap and still make a good scene. We just believe that in a city such as Rome you might want something more unique. These suggestions are for the ones who don’t mind spending a bit more on something that is hand-made and that will make a great impression inside your house.
Souvenirs in Rome: Bartolucci
Founded in 1936 in Central Italy, Bartolucci is to this today a family-owned series of stores scattered around Italy and the world. Their specialty is working with wood, and everything they make is made in Italy with materials from Italy. They mostly sell Pinocchio’s puppets, but also clocks, music boxes, and so on. If you’re lucky, you’ll find Mr. Bartolucci busy carving wood in front of his customers. The final products they sell are mesmerizing and, even though they might seem for children at first glance, there are plenty of marvelous objects for adults as well! Located close to the Trevi Fountain, on Via dei Pastini 98, this shop is a must-see during your search for souvenirs in Rome.
Souvenirs in Rome: Eataly
Would it really be a trip to Rome without bringing food home? That’s right! That’s the main reason why we wanted to include a place that sells typical Italian food on our list. Eataly first opened in Turin in 2007. Over the course of a bit over ten years, it became a recognized Italian food institution, with many stores open all around the world. Eataly is the perfect place to look for souvenirs in Rome, mostly for two reasons. First off, they sell food products from every region, all over Italy. Secondly, when you go buy their products, they’re wrapped in such a unique way that you feel it’s almost a pity to unwrap them. Eataly has two opened locations in Rome: one is in Piazza della Repubblica (near Termini station), while the other (which is huge in size) is next to the train station Ostiense and the B line metro stop Piramide.
Souvenirs in Rome: Make your Own!
What’s better than making your own, when talking about souvenirs in Rome? Imagine the awe on your friends’ faces when they realize you made the souvenirs you brought back home from the Eternal City. Putting together pieces of different materials to reveal a well-thought sketch behind it, that’s what’s priceless. It’s not as impossible as you might think, though. In fact, if you search a bit, you’ll find some professionals who let you do it at a reasonable price.
Another great option if you’re looking for the real deal would be to go to the neighborhood of “Rione Regola”, this place is full of little boutiques with real Roman souvenirs, hand-made by Romans in Rome 🙂 just google it, it’s in the very heart of Rome. Or take a stroll around Piazza Navona and have your portrait painted by some of the best street artists of Rome.
We hope that with this short reading you now have a clearer idea of what to get your friends and colleagues from Rome. If you want to check out some other tours as well, make sure you check out our tourist tours. Let us know with a comment below what your personal favorite shops are, especially if they’re not on the list!
Bye for now,