Finding ourselves at the Spanish Steps, we are at the heart of the cult of shopping par excellence; not to take a stroll through the nearby streets is really difficult. Having left the Relais, after just a few meters you will find yourself face to face with the most important names in the field of fashion, furs and jewelry. The whole area of the Spanish Steps around the Relais Pierret is dotted with ateliers and luxury boutiques. Even if you have no intention of buying it is still pleasant to take a stroll among these splendid shops.
The Spanish Steps are the perfect place to begin your shopping tour of Rome. The Roman streets with the highest number of shops are the three that start from Piazza di Spagna: Via Condotti, Via Frattina and Via Borgognona. Undoubtedly the most famous is Via Condotti, about ten meters from the Relais Pierret; here you will find the boutiques of the world’s most luxurious brands such as Armani, Bulgari, Prada, Cartier, Valentino, Hermès and Fendi to name but a few. Again only a few steps away we find Via Borgognona with the shops of Roberto Cavalli, Ermenegildo Zegna, Moschino, Hogan, and Via Frattina with Sermoneta, Fausto Santini, Patrizia Pepe and Gente.
In general, all the streets around the Spanish Steps are dedicated to fashion, and there is an embarrassment of choice; from Via del Corso to Galleria Alberto Sordi we find lots of shops capable of satisfying the most disparate needs at reasonable prices: it is worth visiting the gallery for its beauty, precious marbles, columns, capitals and decorated glass. If you are looking for something a little different, the area around Piazza Navona and Campo de’ Fiori has shops offering innovative styles and second-hand shops with vintage clothing.
To satisfy male tastes as well we would suggest a trip to the Ferrari Store in Via Tomacelli or an aperitif at the Ducati Caffè in Via delle Botteghe Oscure, where you can admire the famous racing bikes. Both are near Via del Corso and are excellent places to pause for the lovers of engines.
If instead you are interested in art and antiques, again very close to the Relais Pierret, we would suggest a walk in Via del Babuino and Via Margutta, which are home to art galleries and top-of-the-range antique shops, perfect for immersing yourself in the romantic and intellectual atmosphere of the capital.