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These Rome shopping tips for Rome Markets, Leather, Crafts and Food (by Jenifer Howard Forneris and Cristina Jacomelli) are a wonderful start to discovering the city of Rome.
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Rome Crafts: Food

Pasticceria Giordano

Type: pastry shop
Address: Via G. Donati, 59; ph./fax 06-43534021
Note: they prepare fresh and tasty specialties, especially from Southern Italy, as almond cakes, polenta, Neapolitan “pastiere” (a sort of pies, but richer and more friabile), “crostate” (pies), among others


Type: pastry shop
Address: Via Rapagnano, 20; ph. 06-8804417
Note: they apply the best traditional artisan principles to prepare personalized and original pastries, such as “renversè di pere” (pear renversé), and chestnut mousse; they also offer the best traditional pastries, such as cheesecakes, apple pies and the delicious “millefoglie” with chantilly cream…

Rome Crafts: Objects

The best traditional carpenters and restoration experts’ shops are located in Via del Pellegrino and Via dei Cappellari.

Numerous wicker artisans have their shops in the Campo de’ Fiori and Piazza Navona areas, especially in Via dei Sediari, where the name of this street describes the the old tradition of hand making chairs, sofas, baskets and other home accessories…

Via dei Gigli d’Oro, hosts shops of mosaic reproductions, and in Via Santa Dorotea one can still find hand made vases and other ceramics pieces.

If you prefer beautiful hand made wrought iron objects, you can visit Via degli Orsini shops.

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