Hello Campo Marzio
There are a few things that you simply have to do when visiting Rome. You need to sip coffee on a piazza, nose around a palazzo or two, tuck into a pizza or three, and, of course, check out some of those incredible Roman ruins. But Rome is equally renowned for what it offers in the way of retail therapy, and Campo Marzio bangs that particular drum very well indeed. Via Margutta – as seen in Roman Holiday (1956) – is a good starting point for picking up antiques and interior design items, and is conveniently close to the Spanish Steps. There's more: upscale boutiques on the Via di Ripetta, popular brands on the Via del Corso, private art galleries just off the Via del Babuino – if you expect to do a lot of shopping, Campo Marzio is where you want to be. Those all important piazze, palazzi, and neighborhood quirks aren't at all difficult to stumble across, either. There's the Spanish Steps, of course, but the neighborhood is also home to Piazza di Spagna (one of Rome's most famous squares), the ruins of the Mausoleum of Augustus, and the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo, inside of which you can see two fantastic Caravaggio canvasses. The fact that it sits just north of the Centro Storico means you can mingle with the locals a little more easily and naturally, too.