Movies and magic


Member Rating 4 out of 5 by tvordj on November 23, 2012

We came upon this store by accident, walking along Via Ottaviano towards the Vatican. We saw a figure of a knight in armour on the sidewalk (pavement) and went closer. Inside a small courtyard was another figure of a wizard by a sign that said "Storia e Magia" and we saw that there was a shop in there. When we went in we discovered it was chock full of beautiful and wondrous things. Not only are there lovely gift items but a lot of the shop contains items related to famous fantasy movies and series like Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Harry Potter etc. And this isn't cheap tat either. You can buy full sized swords as seen in these movies, you can buy a replica of Gandalf's wooden staff. You can purchase gold LOTR engraved "Precious" rings.

There are amazingly detailed sculptures of LOTR characters, They have costumes for medeival role playing. There are beautiful and very different types of chess sets. There are small cast metal figures of knights, soldiers. You can buy beautiful writing implements, jewellry, ornaments. There's a whole room with figures of fairies, elves, and angels. Another room has the chess sets and other modern movie related items. You could spend hours in there looking at everything.

The only downside we found was that the staff were very picky about taking photos and followed us around the whole time we were browsing. I found that a bit off putting but i did manage to sneak one photo of the sword display.

There is a website, though only in Italian and they do seem to sell some things online though don't have nearly as much as they do in the shop
Storia e Magia
Via Ottaviano, 32
Rome, Italy
06 3974 5528

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