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Opening hours for supermarkets and groceries in Rome vary. Generally, they are open from 8/9 AM to 8 PM. Some groceries have extended hours until 9/10 PM. On Saturdays and Sundays, most groceries have limited hours and tend to be open in the mornings only from 9 to 12, for example. The most popular supermarkets are SMA, Di per Di and Standa.

For a great selection of imported and international foods, go to Castroni. There are several locations, including:

  • Via Flaminia, 28-32
  • Via Cola di Rienzo, 196
  • Via della Balduina, 1
  • Via delle Quattro Fontane, 37
  • Via di Boccea, 173/175
  • Via Ottaviano, 55

The IKEAs in Rome are open 9 AM - 9 PM everyday, and breakfast is served at 8:45 AM. IKEA is closed on the following holidays: April 25, May 1, August 15. There are two IKEAs located in Rome for your home shopping needs:

  • Via Anagnina, 81 - 00173 (Public transport: Take metro to Anagnina and find a bus there which takes you directly to IKEA)
  • Porta di Roma, Via delle Vigne Nuove (loc. Bufalotta) - 00139

The most popular shopping districts are:

  • Via del Corso and the surrounding area
  • Via Cola di Rienzo
  • Via Ottaviano
  • Via Nazionale

For upscale shopping, visit:

  • Via Condotti
  • Via del Babuino

For boutiques, vintage and handcrafts:

  • Via del Governo Vecchio (Navona area)
  • Via dei Giubbonari (campo de'Fiori area)
  • Via del Moro (Trastevere area)

Update 22/04/2008


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