The Via Condotti is a fairly narrow street connecting the Spanish Steps to the Via del Corso, of which it is a side street. It is one of the world’s leading streets for designer stores and luxury boutiques.
Via Condotti Rome
History and description
Already in ancient Roman times, the Via Condotti was connected the old Via Flaminia to the Pincio hill. In the 16th century it was still called Via Trinitatis, after the Trinità dei Monti church at the top of the hill and of what was later to become the Spanish Steps.
The present name was not used until Pope Gregory VIII had the conduits (condotti, in Italian) of the Acquedotto Vergine built underneath the street.
Apart from the many famous designer shops and jewellery stores, the Via Condotti is also the street of the renowned Antico Caffé Greco, in some tourist guide books pronounced to serve the best cappuccino in Rome, which is quite a claim, since almost every Roman street contains at least one coffee bar.
Shopping in the Via Condotti
Dior|Cartier|Damiani|Gucci (number 8)|Bulgari (number 10)|Louis Vuitton (number 12)|Valentino (number 13)|Celine (number 20)|Modigliani (number 25)|Blunauta (number 29)|Federico Buccellati (number 31)|Swatch (number 33)|Alberta Ferretti (number 34)|Fornarina (number 36)|Bally (number 39)|Trussardi (number 50)|Dolce e Gabbana (number 52)|Alberto Bolaffi (number 56)|Burberry (number 59)|Battistoni (number 61)|Hermes (number 67)|Mont Blanc (number 70)|Salvatore Ferragamo (number 73)|Armani (number 76)|La Perla (number 79)|Testoni (number 80)|Prada (number 94)
And if you feel guilty about spending all your money, you can go to the Church of Santa Trinità degli Spagnoli and confess.