SHOPPING Shopping Sensation in the Heart of Rome Stock up on extra sweaters and boots, grab lunch, or test some new makeup, all in one convenient location. has the details. Sabina Accetta In the center of Rome and looking for a place to do some onestop shopping? On a quest for a new coat or a pair of shoes, and want to get a blowout while you’re at it? You can do all of this and more at located an easy walk of about a quarter mile from the Vatican walls. Choose from a variety of dining options including American fast food, Mexican-inspired eats, or traditional Italian fare. Aura is home to well-known Italian and international clothing brands such as H&M, Timberland, Intimissimi, and Calzedonia, as well as more niche shops like Red Enrich, Newfoundland, and AW Lab. If you’re looking for a new lipstick, there are plenty of cosmetics stores to browse, such as Wycon and Yves Rocher. You can find everything you need from electronics to craft items to home accessories from stores such as Euronics, Flying Tiger, and Thun, respectively. Sometimes your shopping needs can only be met by a full-service mall, and Aura is proudly the only one in the city center. Located at the Valle Aurelia stop on the Metro A line. Centro Commerciale Aura, This brand-new shopping center was built as part of a large industrial plan to develop the area around the Fornace Veschi archaeological site, an ancient brick-making factory. Modeled after historic galleries from the 19th century, like the Vittorio Emmanuele in Milan, Aura was designed as a place for much more than shopping. It’s a multi-purpose center that houses 60 shops, a gym, a bookstore, multiple restaurants and bars, and even a hair salon and a dentist’s office. The top floor is a terrace where all the restaurants are located, and it provides a wonderful view of Rome. > Viale di Valle Aurelia, 30. Tel 0639751750. centrocommercialeaura.it 22 WHERE ROME I NOVEMBER 2019
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