Reborn the Rinascente. Make shopping between roman ruins and rooftop with a view

“A Roma non succede mai niente”, say the locals, when they complain that there is no news in the Eternal city. Hey! In two thousands of years something happened here or not? Question is that time in Rome rolls slowly. Maybe.

But in the last weeks something new has happened. Rinasce la Rinascente, reborn the Rinascente. Eight planes dedicated to fashion, body care, design, with the most popular italian and world brands. Just only the building is an attraction. In the underground was rediscovered the 2k years old aqueduct Aqua Virgo, that was inaugurated by the Emperor Augusto in the 16 AC and is still functioning, feeding the largest fountains in the center. To be seen. The aqueduct arcades were discovered during the renovation work. And this has delayed the closure of the restoring, which has lasted for 11 years.

On the top floor there is the restaurants area with stunning views. The interior design combines classic with the contemporary, the floors are joined by 16 escalators that can accommodate up to 90,000 people at the same time. Prices? It goes from one euro for a pen up to 15k  euros for a bag.

After your crazy shopping, are you hungry? Here are some places in the area that can give you satisfaction: Five things to do when you’re in Piazza Navona