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A Rome Shopping Mall Is A Great Experience For Tourists

A Rome shopping mall is a great place to visit because you can find great fashion at non-tourist prices and this guide will show you where to find the deals.

Rome Shopping Mall - Not A Food Court

Not A Food Court, But Close

Is There A Main Street In Rome For Shopping?

If you are looking for the center of fashion in Rome because you want to stretch your shopaholic wings, head to the best shopping street in Rome, Via del Corso. This major shopping district stretches from Piazza Venezia to Piazza del Popolo with the side streets stretching to the Spanish Steps in Piazza di Spagna, Rome. There you will find a concentration of stores that will fill your every desire. In this fashion triangle, you will find vintage shops, main street stores and the most well known brands. Rome has the best of everything for everybody.

The Best Rome Shopping Malls

Beyond Via del Corso, there may be a time when you want to enjoy your shopping out of the summer heat, rainy season or even just because you need a specific store that you can’t find elsewhere. The solution, of course, is going to a mall. This situation presented itself to me a few years back when I unexpectedly needed to get a battery replacement for my iPhone. All of my documents, tickets, pictures, etc. were all held hostage on a device that had a swollen battery and couldn’t power on. Today there is an Apple store on Via del Corso, but at the time there wasn’t, so I needed to journey out to the mall.

Rome Shopping Mall - All Your Favorite Stores

All Your Favorite Stores

There are many shopping opportunities in Rome and if you poke around the web you will find lists that include small collections of stores, like in Galleria Alberto Sordi. It’s a beautiful place, but I don’t consider it a mall. I wanted to describe the top 3 malls in the most traditional sense to someone from the US. It’s a collection of chain stores, it usually has multiple levels with an escalator or two, and it most likely has a food court. This, to me, is a mall. Also, even though these malls all have some level of parking, I wanted to focus on public transportation because the experience varies greatly between these three options. Driving, however, is basically the same: Find the parking garage and park.

Rome shopping mall - Your Holiday Shopping Solution

Your Holiday Shopping Solution

Number 3: Cinecittà Due Rome Shopping Mall

This is the first mall in Rome that I had visited. It is the smallest on this list, but it helped us out in a pinch. It is very easy to get to by Metro A and there are a lot of bus options available as well.

Mall Stores In Cinecittà Due

It has 72 stores and restaurants on two levels, has a smaller food court with other restaurants scattered around the mall. This is a perfect spot for a casual stroll, a quick espresso and some pizza.

Remembering my first experience at this mall still makes me chuckle. When we grabbed some food, I noticed a TV set up on one end with a soccer (calcio) game on. The passionate crowd watching were all older men who seemed to have been dragged to the mall by their significant others. It seemed like a great solution, one person enjoys the afternoon shopping and the other enjoys the game, and they just meet up when they are both done. Perfect!

Why Cinecittà Due Is Worth Visiting

This is what I would consider a lower-end shopping experience, but I don’t think it is dying. There is still a good collection of clothing and homegoods stores, there is a grocery store (Carrefour) and a gym. If there is something basic you need, it is hard to beat how easy it is to reach.

Places Of Interest Near The Shopping Mall

One of the other reasons for making a trip to this mall is the other places of interest in the neighborhood. In particular, you can take a tour of the Cinecittà Studios and if you want to enjoy one of the most beautiful parks in Rome, you can stop by the Aqueduct Park Rome (Parco degli Acquedotti).

How To Get To Cinecittà Due

Rome shopping mall - The Bus Stop

The Bus Stop Will Get You Anywhere You Need To Go

My assumption in writing the article is that you are in the center of the historical center (Centro Storico) of Rome. I mention this because these malls are in very different directions and having a common starting point is the best way to compare them. To reach this mall at: Viale Palmiro Togliatti, 2, you have a few public transportation options. You can reach the mall on the following ATAC bus lines: #451, #502, #503, #558, #559, #590, #213, #520, #548, #557, #789 and the #C11.

If you are traveling from Piazza Venezia, you can take the #118 to the Capannelle/Appia Nuova stop and switch to the #520 until you reach the Cinecittà stop. If you are coming from Termini Station, you can take the #590 the whole way. Also from Termini, you can take the Metro A towards Anagnina and get out at the Cinecittà or Subaugusta stops.

Shopping Mall Hours of Operation

  • Monday (lunedì) – 10:00 to 20:00
  • Tuesday (martedì) – 10:00 to 20:00
  • Wednesday (mercoledì) – 10:00 to 20:00
  • Thursday (giovedì) – 10:00 to 20:00
  • Friday (venerdì) – 10:00 to 20:00
  • Saturday (sabato) – 09:30 to 20:30
  • Sunday (domenica) – 10:00 to 20:00

Number 2: Euroma2 Rome Shopping Mall

Rome shopping mall - EUROMA2

Dramatic EUROMA2 Signage

My story in the introduction of this article about needing to find a mall with an Apple store is about this particular center of commerce. At the time, the only Apple store I could find was at this mall so I put everything on hold during my trip and figured out how to get there. It was the first time I rode the bus and it was the furthest I traveled from the historical center, but my options were limited.

Stores In The Shopping Mall

There are 182 stores and 26 restaurants in this mall and they include sporting goods, jewelry, standard and higher quality clothing stores. They are pet friendly, have duty-free services, there is a chapel and 4000 parking spaces. 

Why Euroma2 Is A Shopping Center Worth Visiting

The best quality of this mall is the selection of stores and restaurants. Unless you are looking for higher end options like Gucci or Dolce and Gabbana, you will most likely find what you are looking for here. If you need an Apple store, I can confirm that the service was great and the selection is just as good as in the US, but get there a little early because there will be a line.

Nearby Places Of Interest

Rome shopping mall - Coffee Bar For Energy

Coffee Bar For Energy

This is one of the two negatives of this mall. It is south of the EUR area, so you could make a visit to EUR Lake Rome (Parco del Lago dell’EUR), but on public transportation it is a little tricky. Other than that, I would suggest you only plan on going to the mall.

How To Get To Euroma2

The second negative of this mall is the challenge getting there. My assumption in writing the article is that you are in the center of the historical center (Centro Storico) of Rome. I mention this because these malls are in very different directions and having a common starting point is the best way to compare them. To reach Euroma2 at: Viale dell’Oceano Pacifico, 83, you have a couple public transportation options. You can reach the mall on the following ATAC bus lines: #070, #700, #708, #788 and #779 and get off at the Colombo/Pacifico stop.

Rome shopping mall - Apple Store Before Opening

Apple Store Before Opening

If you are traveling from Piazza Venezia, you can take the #30 to the Colombo/Agricoltura stop and switch to the #708 until you reach the Grande Muraglia/Rotterdam stop. If you are coming from Termini Station, you can take the Metro B towards Laurentina and get out at the EUR Fermi stop and transfer to the #712 bus to the Ribotta/Delogu stop.

Mall Hours Of Operation

  • Monday (lunedì) – 10:00 to 21:00
  • Tuesday (martedì) – 10:00 to 21:00
  • Wednesday (mercoledì) – 10:00 to 21:00
  • Thursday (giovedì) – 10:00 to 21:00
  • Friday (venerdì) – 10:00 to 21:00
  • Saturday (sabato) – 10:00 to 21:00
  • Sunday (domenica) – 10:00 to 21:00

Number 1: Porta di Roma Shopping Mall

Porta di Roma is my favorite mall in Rome and our destination for literally anything. This is a big mall with 199 stores and restaurants, but more than that, the property is also the home to an IKEA and a Leroy Merlin which when taken all together should meet any need you might have.

Rome shopping mall - Roma Fan Store

AS Roma Fan Store

Why Euroma2 Is Worth Visiting

As I mentioned above, this mall has everything. In addition to the clothing, sports equipment, electronics and home goods you would expect, it also has a huge home improvement store, similar to a Home Depot, called Leroy Merlin, and an IKEA.

Nearby Places Of Interest

Beyond the malls itself, the Leroy Merlin and the IKEA, there isn’t very much in that neighborhood. It is as far out of the historical center you can travel without going beyond the ring road (GRA) and mostly residential apartments are in that neighborhood.

How To Get To Porta Di Roma

To reach Porta di Roma from Piazza Venezia, you can take the #80 to the Bene/Lionello stop. If you are coming from Termini Station, you can take the #38 bus to the same stop. The bus rides are long, about an hour, but it is simpler to get there than going to Euroma2.

Mall Hours of Operation

  • Monday (lunedì) – 10:00 to 21:30
  • Tuesday (martedì) – 10:00 to 21:30
  • Wednesday (mercoledì) – 10:00 to 21:30
  • Thursday (giovedì) – 10:00 to 21:30
  • Friday (venerdì) – 10:00 to 21:30
  • Saturday (sabato) – 10:00 to 21:30
  • Sunday (domenica) – 10:00 to 21:30

Rome Shopping Malls And So Much More

If you enjoy this Rome shopping mall experience, or if you are here during the holidays, here are some other suggestions for you:

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