Polvere di Tempo

Polvere di Tempo, Rome: Hours, Address, Polvere di Tempo Reviews: 5/5

Polvere di Tempo
5
Speciality & Gift Shops
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
About
Polvere di Tempo è una piccola bottega nel cuore di una Trastevere profondamente cambiata ma che conserva ancora oggi quell’essenza di una Roma autentica, genuina e dal fascino popolare, capace di regalarci le ultime testimonianze di un artigianato in via d’estinzione. Entrando nel nostro laboratorio di produzione e vendita bussole a Roma, si può avere la sensazione di essere inghiottiti in uno scenario dove il tempo lo fa da padrone e dove ogni cosa, d’innanzi ai nostri occhi, assume un fascino straordinario. Oggetti unici, gran parte di essi realizzati interamente a mano dal titolare Adrian, che da oltre 25 anni forgia e realizza le proprie opere: clessidre, bussole, orologi, meridiane, astrolabi, sestanti e mappamondi, un’attività di riproduzione di grandi capolavori in grado di far rivivere, a chiunque, le origini della storia astronomica.
Suggested duration
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The area
Neighborhood: Trastevere
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 eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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Jan 2020 • Family
We happened across this beautiful store after dinner and we’re thrilled to find it. Adrius took care and time to explain the sun dial he had made to my son and created a truly special memory for him. He purchased it with his Christmas money and has something timeless he will keep forever. Thank you.
Written January 15, 2020
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Angie D
Ames, IA46 contributions
Sep 2020
I've visited Rome twice in the past couple of years, and this store is one I've visited three times over the two visits. It's so small and intricate, the items so detailed and lovely. Both of my children love their compasses and kaleidoscopes. These are hand-made gifts that will be family treasures.

The staff is also wonderful. The artist is so kind and wonderful. I tried to speak my broken Italian to both him and his daughter, and they were sweet and helped me communicate. They hand-wrapped my gifts to make them even more special.

Just a stunner of a shop.
Written August 20, 2021
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mbgSheffieldUk
sheffield uk49 contributions
Jun 2014 • Couples
I've visited Rome 4 times now and love it a little more every time I return and on each visit iv paid a visit to polvere di tempo and come away with the hour glasses in my photo. Polvere di Tempo is my favourite shop on Rome and a proper little curiosity shop selling good quality souvenirs to cherish and enjoy long after your trip to the eternal city ends. I'm back again in October and a visit to this wonderful little shop is top of my to do list.
Written May 23, 2015
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Liliana G
14 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Located in Trastevere, with its windowshop drapped in ivy, this shop and workshop as well is like a cage full of wonders. Although inside there are plenty of time measurement and location finding instruments the magic of the place can easily make you forget the time and where you are, taking you back in time. The beautiful way of wrapping their products adds another reason why you should go there.So if you are looking for a present for a history or science fan, you should go to this store. Take your time and enjoy!
Written October 25, 2019
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christian tacla G
Rome, Italy107 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
Staff very passionate of their store they gave "time" to help you to decide what to buy and they advise you.
Once you enter seems like youve been catalpulted in another place. Affascinante
Written August 18, 2019
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Igor Belkov
10 contributions
Jul 2019 • Solo
Easy top 3 of my 16 days trip all over Italy. If you're looking for unique handmade things or just want to see the time in its shape - you're welcome. Owners are very nice and will ask you all the questions. Prices are not expensive. One of the best places in the hole city to buy souvenirs to remember your trip.
Written August 1, 2019
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dwanderlust2016
Woodstock, VT8 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
My son and I passed a lovely part of our afternoon in this interesting and beautiful shop in Trastevere. The owner is a beautiful person who’s passion for his work was evident not only through the pieces themselves but in the time he spent with my son explaining how each thing worked so he could pick out the perfect gifts for his friends and a few keepsakes for himself. I enjoyed talking with him and we will visit again the next time we are in Rome. Beautiful, unique pieces and a one of a kind shop.
Written July 8, 2019
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hkbuck
Island of Hawaii, HI137 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
I read about this shop before my trip to Rome, and my husband and I made a point to visit it to buy gifts. We were greeted by Mariana, who owns the shop with her husband. Mariana was friendly and helpful, and she allowed us to take our time as we pored over every nook and cranny, marveling in everything we discovered. We selected many gifts, including compasses, clocks and leather-bound journals, and Mariana hand-wrapped each item beautifully and tied each package with cord and topped it off with red sealing wax stamped with the initial of the intended recipient. She also stamped a couple gifts with the shop's own custom stamp. Everything looks so classy! It's going to be hard to keep these beautiful gifts under wraps until Christmas. We just returned from Rome and found that every package made it home in our luggage with sealing wax intact and looking as beautiful as the moment Mariana wrapped them.

One item that I purchased for myself is a reproduction of an ancient map of Rome that is cut into sections and mounted on linen -- this is in the style of seafarers who folded their nautical charts rather than rolled them. Mariana's husband and co-owner, Adrian Rodriguez, creates these beautiful pieces. I'm going to have my chart mounted and will hang it prominently.

I strongly recommend everyone who visits Rome and has a little time and money for shopping to visit Polvere di Tempo. You won't find another shop like this anywhere else, and you'll find beautiful and unique gifts to take home and to remind yourself of the charm of Rome.

P.S. -- There's a good pizza place across the street!
Written September 23, 2015
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Alyce M
London, UK6 contributions
Great little family run store stocked with globes, sundials, handmade jewellery, maps, models, stationary and more.

If you want a unique souvenir then this is the place.

The owner was so friendly and we had a great chat with him.
Written May 22, 2015
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John P
Fort Lauderdale, FL20 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
Great little shop with all sorts of handmade globes, hourglasses, sundial, jewelry and other objects which must be seen, touched and understood.
Written April 9, 2015
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Polvere di Tempo is open:
  • Mon - Mon 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Mon - Mon 2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Tue - Tue 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wed - Fri 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Wed - Fri 2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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