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Contact:  Melanie Gravdal

11 of the Coolest Retail Neighborhoods You’ve Never Heard Of …

LITTLETON, Colorado – March 6, 2018 – Whether searching for unique souvenirs or the latest designer trends, shopping is big business for travelers visiting Europe.  And while most are familiar with Europe’s famous shopping streets and districts – from Bond Street to Champs Élysées – locals keep their favorite shopping neighborhoods to themselves. Now, Monograms’ Local Hosts® are offering travelers insider insight into their favorite (secret) shopping enclaves.


  1. Via Dei Coronari – A narrow pedestrian street that connects Novona Square with Ponte Sant’Angelo and the Tiber, here, travelers will find charming antiquarian shops worth a visit.
  2. Via Cola di Rienzo – Located in the Prati District by the Vatican, this bustling neighborhood is filled with Romans and shopping galore.
  3. Via Margutta – This is a short Roman street with a long, Roman history (dating back more than 2,000 years). Once the street of painter’s ateliers, this colorful road is now home to smart and exclusive design shops.  Its romantic backdrop is also featured in Roman Holiday.


  1. Marais’ Rue Charlot – Discover “real” Marais shopping here in a tangle of tiny streets featuring creative boutiques and up-and-coming designers. While here, take time to stop by the Jewish Quarter.
  2. Rue de Charonne – Hidden away behind the Bastille lies a neighborhood tailor-made for an afternoon or retail therapy.


  1. Celetná Street – Take a walk down one of the oldest streets in Prague and find Bohemian cut glass, jewelry and more.
  2. Havelský Market – The only market left in the center of Old Prague (it’s been there since the Middle Ages), here, you can find everything from flowers, fruits and vegetables to souvenirs.
  3. Parizska Street – Considered the most exclusive – and expensive – street in all of Prague, enjoy designer duds and restaurants galore from Old Town Square through the former Jewish Quarter.


  1. Servinplatz – This is a cozy square with benches, trees, coffee bars and pubs. Its surrounding streets – Servitengasse, Berggasse and Porzellangasse – offer locals and tourists alike a village-like neighborhood with leisurely shopping.


  1. Hackescher Markt – It may not be off-the-beaten-path, but this neighborhood boasts a maze of Berlin’s trendiest shops and coolest art galleries.
  2. Mitte District – A chic, progressive German neighborhood, the Mitte District is home to some of Berlin’s most alluring cafés, galleries, design studios and boutiques.

In a place where everything is foreign, Monograms promises to make European destinations both manageable and fun. When travelers choose to travel through Europe – with Monograms, they stay in the heart of the action thanks to a choice of hand-selected hotels; they get the VIP treatment by skipping lines at must-see sights and they arrive stress-free, thanks to transportation to and around their destination. In addition, Monograms provides travelers their own, on-site Local Host who helps them personalize their experience: A one-of-a-kind, featured component of every Monograms vacation.

Top Monograms’ vacations featuring Rome, Paris, Prague, Vienna or Berlin include:

  • 4-day Paris Getaway
  • 7-day Rome & Venice
  • 7-day Vienna & Prague
  • 8-day Paris, Aix-en-Provence & Nice
  • 10-day London, Paris & Rome
  • 13-day Budapest, Vienna, Prague & Berlin

DEAL ALERT: Looking for a deal on a better way to travel? Monograms is offering SAVINGS on select Rome vacations, now through March 31, 2018.

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Monograms makes traveling the world independently easier – and more fun – by providing a choice of itineraries from which to choose the perfect getaway, a list of hand-selected hotels in the world’s most centrally located neighborhoods and transportation between international cities. Monograms also offers travelers a half-day of guided sightseeing and VIP access at must-see landmarks in each destination as well as the on-site services of a Local Host: An on-call expert Monograms travelers can use to personalize and customize their vacation. Backed by the award-winning Globus family of brands, Monograms vacations can be found in every major city in Europe; on private safari in Africa; off-the-beaten path in Asia and South America as well as across the globe in Australia and New Zealand, giving travelers a Better Way to see and experience the world. Monograms is a proud supporter of Make-A-Wish, granting more than 200 international vacation wishes to children. For more information, visit or book a Monograms vacation by calling 1.800.250.7614.