It’s very hard to be in Rome and not shop. There are many areas for shopping: Via del Corso, Via dei Condotti, Via Cola di Rienzo, just to name a few. On any of these streets, one can bounce from store to store, shop to shop, and go home very happy. But if you’re like me and are a fan of the one-stop-shop, you must check out Davide Cenci.
When I have the urge to buy myself something nice, I go to Davide Cenci. Situated right in the center of Rome (near Parliament), it’s simply a department store of high-end, luxury brands. With locations in Milan and in New York City, Davide Cenci has been around since 1926, offering famous designer goods, as well as their own high-end brand. If you’re lucky enough, you may even see the man himself, Davide, sitting by the register, chatting up his customers.
Taking up one huge block of Rome’s cozy center, Davide Cenci is a multi-floor paradise for anyone looking to boost Italy’s economy and take home something ‘Made in Italy.’ There are both men and women’s departments, (casual, sportswear, and fancy), as well as a shoe section. They also have multiple tailors on staff, ready to give your new suit that extra detail that Italian clothing is known for.
Yes, it’s pricey. But for those special occasions, sales periods, or lottery-winning days, why not?! Davide Cenci is a landmark of Roman shopping, and it is definitely worth a visit, even if you’re only window shopping!