It was not so easy to find big supermarket in city centre of Rome. There are many small mini markets run by Indians. They open every day including public holidays and at odd hours, while the Italians are taking time off.
After a few days of walking in the city of Rome , we stumbled across this supermarket called Despar in Via Nationale street. And then another one closed to Spanish steps. This is by far the biggest supermarket in Rome, which we have come across.
When compare the price of goods in Supermarket, I felt that Rome's supermakets are most expensive when compared to Venice and Florence. For instance, for a litre packet of 100% orange juice, I paid Eur2.40 plus in Rome, while in Venice, I can get it for Eur 1.20. We went to a smaller town called Cortina d'Ampesso too, which is known as a posh resort for winter sports in the Dolomites. Despite that, the goods in supermarket there is cheaper than Venice. I paid Eur 0.90 for a litre packet of 100% orange juice.
Best Area to Stay in Rome
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I think this site have better deals than others. You can get self-contained apartment in this site, and they provide quite a wide variety of choices in various part of Rome with reasonable price.
For best area to stay, find a place near the Colosseum, which is central to all the tourist attractions, except Vatican City. You can walk to almost all the location within 5 to 30 minutes, and the walking routes in this area is very scenic, during day and night.
For vatican city, you can easily take the underground train there - it doesn't cost much. Area around vatican city is very expensive. The restaurants and accommodation charge higher price than the area around Colosseum.