There are so many historic attractions in Rome that it's easy to overlook the shopping district. True fashionistas will make every effort to work Via Condotti into even the most packed itinerary, if for no other reason than to browse the street's many designer boutiques.
Even though Rome is closely situated to the fashion powerhouse of Milan, it's got a different vibe. While Milan is known for ready-to-wear fashions and world-famous fashion shows, Rome has become renowned for its haute couture designers, like Renato Balestra and Sorelle Fontana. In addition, such designer brands like Fendi and Valentino were founded in bustling Roma.
Once you've strolled the fashion district and admired the unparalleled style sensibilities that most Romans seem to have been born with, head on over to L'Accademia de Costume e di Moda, the most prestigious fashion school in the Eternal City, to enjoy exhibits and couture-related events. If you can, time your trip for the annual open-air fashion show Donna Sotto le Stelle, held on the legendary Piazza di Spagna.