An artist’s street
One of my favorite streets, Via dei Cappellari is tucked away on a side street of Campo de’ Fiori. It used to be longer, ending at the Theatre of Marcellus, and like many of the streets in the area, its name originates from the profession of its inhabitants. So go ahead and wander down the “hat-makers” street.
The street’s one-of-a kind shops ooze style and character, making this street ideal to stroll around. Narrow, full of cobbles and quiet, via dei Cappellari makes you feel as if you’re in a small village, not a buzzing capital.
Via dei Cappellari is full of creativity. I was lucky enough to see an artist painting in the street, showing his work to people passing by. With clothing, accessories and homeware shops, there is something for everyone on this picturesque street. Once a place for accessory makers, via dei Cappellari is now a unique street full of various creative havens.
Hot Spots on Via dei Cappellari
Hair Art Sound
Via dei Cappellari, 87
Mon-Wed & Sat 10am-7pm,
I adore this hair salon. They know colour, cutting, super silky bouncy blowdries, nails, waxing and probably more but they’re the services I’ve tried out personally. Let’s put it this way, when I had all of Rome to choose from and was about to go off to shoot a TV series where I was in a field in Basilicata, on a boat in Sicily and up at the Bulgari Hotel in Milan, I got these guys to do my hair and nails once before I left for the shoot and it lasted the entire week. Like any salon, you need to know what you want and if you don’t speak Italian you might want to take pictures (although they all speak pretty decent English), however, I can say this is categorically my most trusted salon in the Eternal City.
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Argot Cocktail Bar
Via dei Cappellari, 93
Mon-Sun from 10pm-4am
What used to be an old theatre has transformed itself into one of Rome’s coolest speakeasy bars and cultural associations. Argot gives off warm, friendly vibes steeped in sleek, vintage nostalgia. Those who wish to frequent Argot pay a €10 member’s fee to become an associate, or as the boys put it: their guest. Because that is what Argot is about: feeling relaxed and at home. With unique and enticing cocktails, live music every weekends, events and a quirky, intimate ambience – Argot is the perfect place to step back in time.
Via dei Cappellari, 96
Sun and Mon: 3pm-8pm
Stepping into Bohémienne, you feel as if you have traveled back in time to the 70’s. This charming clothing shop has been open for ten years and displays a variety of both vintage and modern women’s clothing. Cinzia, the shop owner blends old and new trends to create Bohémienne, a modern clothing line she designs for the shop. With exclusive accessories from London and funky Italian leather heels, this shop is full of trendy and unique pieces. A fashionable spot, Bohémienne is the place for those with a quirky and original style. New items arrive every two weeks, so you’re bound to find something to suit your taste any time you stop by.