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Via del Corso: Shopping and History

Via del Corso is the main artery that cuts through the center of Rome, and one of the Eternal City's main shopping streets. Its central position makes Via del Corso a perfect meeting point for people of all ages. It also attracts avid shoppers, because they can find a broad selection of shops that suit every taste and wallet. A number of Rome's historic attractions are also located along Via del Corso. The history of this famous street's name is also interesting. Few people know that main thoroughfare was the site of an annual jockeyless horse race that spanned the entire length of the street, thus the name: Via del Corso. The races were banned in the mid-19th century, but Via del Corso still offers a colorful parade today.
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Via del Corso: Historic Attractions
Via del Corso is a long street that links Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Venezia. This main artery is a rich fabric of history, and modern shopping convenience with many Renaissance buildings, important churches, and public squares. Starting up Via del Corso from Piazza Venezia you will find Palazzo Doria Pamphilj almost immediately on the left side of the street.  The collection of paintings in the gallery is one of Rome's best kept secrets. Almost directly across the street you will see the Baroque facade of the church of San Marcello al Corso. Further up on the left you will find the Museo del Corso, which hosts a variety of exhibitions. About halfway up Via del Corso on the left you can't miss Piazza Colonna with the famous column of Marcus Aurelius celebrating victory over German tribes in the 2nd century AD, and Palazzo Chigi, the residence of the Italian Prime Minister. The area between Via del Parlamento, and Piazza del Popolo is a pedestrian area is completely dedicated to shopping, and cannot be reached by car. Via del Corso is full of various kinds of shops, ranging from high fashion, and sportswear, to bags and accessories.

Via del Corso: Shopping, and More Shopping
Via del Corso offers a variety of shops if ladies fashion is what you are after. Celyn b. is at number 35 about 200 metres from Piazza del Popolo, Class is at number 293 closer to Piazza Venezia, Ethic is at number 85 near Piazza Augusto Imperatore, Sandro Ferrone is at number 151, Luisa Spagnoli is at number 154 and Sisley is at number 415 near Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina, finally Zara is at number 138, between Via Borgognona and Via Condotti. No shopping session can be without access to the latest trends. Diesel is at number 186, 50 metres from Via del Tritone, Effetti Moda is at number 94 , not so far from Piazza Augusto Imperatore, Energie  is at number 179 very close to Piazza del Parlamento, Killah  is at number 100 across from Piazza Augusto Imperatore, Miss Sixty is at number 511, 200 metres from Piazza del Popolo. Via del Corso is also a must do for men who like to shop, or the women who like to dress them. David Saddler is at number 104 near Piazza Augusto Imperatore, Fellini is at number 29, Nuvolari is at number 502 very close to Piazza del Popolo, Sette Camicie is at number 416 next to Piazza San Lorenzo in Lucina and Stefanel is at number 123. At number 475 in Piazza Augusto Imperatore you can find the official Adidas shop, Footlocker is located at number 39. You can also find Lacoste at number 61 next to Piazza Augusto Imperatore and Murphy&Nye, specializing in sailing gear, is at number 25, the Nike store is at number 478 near Piazza Augusto Imperatore, Puma is at number 403. Frette is specialised in luxury linens and pajamas, Michal Negrin, at number 2 sells jewels made by an Israeli artist, Tezenis is at number 148 between via Borgognona and via Frattina sells underwear for youngsters and not only. At number 377, a few steps away from Via del Tritone, there is Segue which sells bags, suitcases and fashion accessories. Last but not least, at number 165 you will find the magic Disney store. Directly across from Piazza Colonna you will find the Galleria Alberto Sordi shops in this newly renovated Rome landmark.
 
Via del Corso: How to get there
Via del Corso is in the very center of Rome, so you can easily reach it on foot or with public transport depending on what part of Rome you are coming from. If  you choose to arrive by public transport, you can take the Rome Metro Line A to the Flaminio stop (see our Rome Metro Map), then cross over Piazza del Popolo, and Via del Corso is right in front of you, between the two twin churches. You can also take one of the Rome Bus Routes that stops at Piazza Venezia. If you are arriving by car you can look for parking in Piazzale Flaminio, or along the river. There is also a parking structure located under Villa Borghese.

Look for more information on Rome-explorer.com to help you explore Rome like a pro, and be sure to check back at this page for any Rome shopping, or Via del Corso address changes.



 


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