Looking for the best shopping near Rome Pantheon?
There is a huge selection of shops and boutiques, offering just about anything you are looking for (a great option if you're looking for souvenirs and gifts), and things you didn't realize you were looking for! But you need to know where to look.
This area is best for small one-off boutique shopping.
The area around the pantheon is one of the oldest parts of Rome. The streets leading away from the pantheon are all small and windy, and you will find surprises at every corner.
There's a perfect mix of classic and even very upscale shops, along with unusual and local boutiques.
On this page about shopping near Rome pantheon, I'll give you an overview of a few of the main shopping streets nearby and what you can expect to find there.
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There are a few interesting shops right on and immediately surrounding the piazza.
We'll start on the square and make a clock-wise loop around the Pantheon.
Start facing the Pantheon.
Just behind you to your left is a small but well-stocked men's clothing shop, George's. They have everything a hip urban gentleman could want (the George's women's shop is behind the Pantheon.)
As you walk around the left side of the Pantheon, just after the Albergo al Senato, you will come to a side street, via del Seminario.
Just a couple of doors in on the right is one of the most beloved tie-making shops in the capital, Pellicanò.
Back to the walk around the Pantheon, just past via del Seminario is another well-regarded men's clothing shop, Angelo Cenci. A bit more conservative than George's but of no lesser quality.
A few doors past that, you will find an excellent shop for linens, Gioren. Linens like dish towels, napkins, tablecloths, and even christening gowns make excellent gifts or souvenirs.
A few doors down is a historic record shop, called discoteca in Italian.
They sell a huge variety of cds, some musical instruments, and other music-related items.
Slightly past this you will arrive at the back of the Pantheon and at Piazza Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.
On this piazza on your right, facing the church, is one of the best places in Rome to buy ties and scarves, Sciunnach. The family's story in Italy began in 1945 when Marco Sciunnach moved to Turin after losing his parents at Auschwitz. Today his family keeps his father's craft of making hand-crafted and painted ties and scarves alive. These are all Italian-made one-of-a-kind items and make wonderful gifts or souvenirs.
Heading back to the loop around the Pantheon, now at the back side, you'll find another wonderful shop.
Mancini leather has been making quality hand-crafter leather goods since 1918. This is not some cheapy leather shop selling 20€ not-quite-leather bags by the dozen.
If you are looking for a quality, made in Italy leather item in Rome, this is one of the best spots, hands down.
Finally, as you loop back to the Piazza della Rotonda, there is one more shop just after you turn right from the back of the Pantheon onto via della Rotonda, Manufactus. At first glance this shop might seem to be selling pretty Florentine-style paper but inside you will find lovely made-in-Italy leather bound journals and other related leather goods like briefcases.
Start at Piazza della Minerva (where the elephant/obelisk statue is).
As you move to the area behind the Pantheon, a recurring theme you will run into along various streets is ecclesiastical clothing.
Whether you are in the market for this very specific type of attire, you may at least want to get a pair of cardinal or even pope socks at the famed official supplier to the Pope himself, Gammarelli. Once again, this makes a very special gift or souvenir, and is easy to carry/pack.
Heading over to via di Torre Argentina, you will find a shop that many people have asked me about - "Passamaneria Petroselli."
Passamaneria means tassels and this is a shop that sells tassels, ribbons, trim, and other notions.
One of my favorite places for shopping near Rome Pantheon for gifts or fun unique clothing or jewellery is Le Artigiane, a cooperative showcasing items for sale made by varying local artisans. You will find clothing, jewellery, household items, and more.
Make your way back towards Piazza della Minerva and take via piè di Marmo, a small but charming street full of shops and goodies.
You will first come to the Libreria di Cave (a cozy local bookshop specializing in local authors and poetry readings).
Next you will see Ditta G. Poggi, an amazingly well-stocked and old-time artists' supply shop. If you don't feel like going in, you can at least note the shop windows and its vintage signage.
Turn the corner briefly there, onto via del Gesù, and you will see Materie, a little shop that showcases local artists, and where you find a delightful and quite affordable selection of handbags, scarves, knickknacks, and jewellery. It's a bit like the Artigiane shop I mentioned above only much smaller.
After Ditta G. Poggi you will find a few more interesting places on this small street. First is another old used bookshop, Libreria Cesaretti.
There is a fantastic eyewear shop specializing in unusual elegant frames, Ottica La Fege.
Finally, you will reach one of Rome's oldest and best chocolatiers, Moriondo e Gariglio.
While on this street, don't forget to check out the actual Piè di Marmo ("foot of marble" - which was found elsewhere in Rome - and is from an ancient statue of Isis.)
Facing the Pantheon, turn to the left. You'll see one of Rome's most famous coffee shops, Tazza D'Oro. Head up that street (as opposed to via Pastini which is super crowded and touristy). Just past Tazza D'Oro is a wonderful old-fashioned pen shop, Stilo Fetti.
Keep walking and go around Piazza Capranica. Eventually you will come to Eclectica, which is just what it sounds like.
You'll see Piazza Montecitorio, where Rome's parliament is. It's hard to miss thanks to the ancient Egyptian obelisk in front of it, brought to Rome by Emperor Augustus.
Turn right and you'll come to ProFumum, a special perfume shop where you can create your own scent.
At the end of this block make a right and you'll find yourself on a very small street, via Bergamaschi. There is a fanastic eyewear shop, Mondelliano, as well as a couple of boutiques, like Spazioespanso.
Keep walking and you will arrive at Piazza di Pietra. You can't miss the giant temple of Hadrian (the same Hadrian who had the Pantheon built.) This is a great piazza for eating and drinking but there is also a shop here selling ceramics, De Sanctis.
Ceramics are not really a thing in Rome and most of what you will find here is made in other parts of Italy. But it's a good place to browse if you are in the market for Italian ceramics.
Not in Italy and wishing for Italian ceramics?
Just past this you'll come to Bertolucci, a lovely shop selling wooden games and toys like Pinocchio.
This area of shopping near Rome Pantheon is a bit more about luxury.
Just a block away from the façade of the Pantheon you will come to via di Campo Marzio. Here you will find one of the Romans' favorite luxury shops Davide Cenci (a large store carrying a mix of high-end luxury brands for men, women, and children.)
Along this street you will find some other charming boutiques selling women's and men's fashion, eyeglasses, perfume, and more. The famous Borsalino hat shop, a must for the discerning dresser, is also located on via Campo Marzio.
If you're looking for some high-end linens or lingerie, check out Tebro.
As you continue straight ahead on this street you'll find a lot of other great little shops including several clumped together that all sell cashmere, such as my favorite Biarritz.
Further along this street is Campo Marzio (the same as the name of the street), selling unique and colorful stationery and assorted office supplies.
Just after that you will arrive in Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina, one of my favorite places to grab a coffee or aperitivo (people watching!) but also one of Rome's premier luxury shopping destinations, with shops on or near the piazza including Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin, and Rome-based fashion house Fendi right around the corner.
Turn left on via Fontanella Borghese and you'll come to one of Rome's outdoor markets selling used books and prints, Mercato delle Stampe.
From here, make your way to via della Scrofa. One of my favorite quirky little shops in Rome is Sempre Natale, ("Always Christmas"), where you can find cute Italy-inspired ornaments shaped like cheese or coffee-makers.
Just past the bakery is via della Stelletta. This street has some lovely boutiques, mostly for women's fashion and accessories, but hands down my favorite is Sirni, where many of my bags have come from.
They make all their bags on site, and can make one to order if you have time.