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This is a gem of a shop. The items are unique, high quality and well priced. The owner was very... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2018
Port Charlotte, Florida
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Definetaly an experience!!

I do not know what we loved best... the atmosphere or the items on sale!! We spent 20 min examining... read more

Reviewed April 20, 2018
Katerina T
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Via del Moro 59 | Trastevere, Rome, Italy
+39 06 588 0704
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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

This is a gem of a shop. The items are unique, high quality and well priced. The owner was very helpful and pleasant. He takes time with each customer and carefully wraps each item and seals them with a wax seal personalized with your initial....More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

I do not know what we loved best... the atmosphere or the items on sale!! We spent 20 min examining all the things... Great place for boys of all ages!! Good prices!! You should see the gift wrap...Will be back soon!!!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Katerina T
Reviewed November 7, 2017

The design and the objects are a must see but the best thing about the shop is the owner! I bought a couple of items used for determining time at night.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Urun T
Reviewed September 27, 2017

I loved this shop! Cool globes, armillaries, compasses & more. The only bad thing was that it was too pricey for what we budget for souvenirs. Still great to look around in, though, and an awesome neighborhood!

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

We were in this Wonderful store on Friday Sept. 22, 2017 .. I read so much positivity about this store and it was all that and much more .. Being in this store is like being taken back in time .. All the products are...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank deancorso19
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

If you are in Trastevere and would like to pick up a little something unique from Rome and not the usual tourist garb, this is it. "The sands of time" sells a lot of hourglasses, maps, sundials and compasses. Every little thing feels ornate and...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jebediah_Solomon
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Tiny shop owned and run by a lovely older gentleman who makes hourglasses and also sells vintage globes and a few pieces of interesting jewelry. Fun!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank cjb2272
Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

It is full of gorgeous antiques, maps, compasses and other amazing stuff. The most beautiful store in a beautiful city, well worth a visit if you are in Trastevere

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank SHurtEp
Reviewed March 22, 2016

I read about this shop on last day in Rome and I am so glad that we didn't miss it. Don't be shy, make sure you open the door and head on in. The owner speaks many languages and is very welcoming and happy for...More

Date of experience: March 2016
1  Thank KymP_12
Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

I love hourglasses, so when we walked past this store I made sure to go in. Everything inside was lovely, though out of my price range; the tiniest of hourglasses was 31€! They also sold a bit of fine jewelry that was beautiful as well....More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank maddieperkie
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Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded
postcard, a little worn around the edges but still
charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering
streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and
overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible
mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of
entertainment - a rotating set of street performers
entertains almost every night, and unforgettable
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