Markets of Rome

Walking through the markets of Rome, browsing among the stands to bargain for a designer dress, a vintage piece of furniture or handicraft gift is much more fun than a ride in shopping malls. Markets in Rome play a vital role in the culture , the neighborhoods and the folklore of the city.

But what are the best places to find the right opportunity? Let’s take a walk through the recommended and best-known markets of Roman cool hunters and see some tips for shopping. A good tip is to go shopping during the opening hours, to win the best pieces, or in the closing hours, because many stands tend to make substantial discounts in order to not taking back the unsold goods. Always try to negotiate on the price and be careful of pickpockets.

One of the best known is Via Sannio market (from 9.00 to 13.00 in San Giovanni; closed on public holidays). The advice is not to stay on the surface, but to venture into the market, where you can find interesting stands of quality shoes, brand clothing, theatre costumes, vintage and stocks. To reach the market get off at metro station San Giovanni.Another historic and famous flea market is Porta Portese (every Sunday from 6.00 am to 14.00 Porta Portese square, between Trastevere and Testaccio), where you can find everything, from modern art, antiques and from plants to second-hand bicycles . We reported the areas of greatest interest on the map below. Click here to see how to reach it. 

portaportesemarketIn our area we also advise Porta Portese 2 which is held every Sunday, does not have the charm of the number 1, but you can find some great bargains especially on used clothing. Click here to know how to get there. 

Rigattieri per hobby” is a market in Borghetto Flaminio (Marina square 32, every Sunday from 10.00 to 19.00 – closed in August) takes place in a space equipped with bar, changing rooms and toilets To get in you’ll be asked to pay a little more than a euro. Fun, colorful, great for vintage and antiques ranging from vinyl records to evening dresses. We recommend you to arrive in closing hours because many sellers are not professional and they tend to lower their prices to not bring the goods home. Click here to know how to get there.

Monti flea Market (Via Leonina 46, from 10.00 to 20.00, the first and third Sunday and fourth Saturday of the month). Every weekend, you will find many emerging designers original garments and retro creations, design objects, jewelry, sunglasses, shoes, clothing of various trends, from bon-ton to rock. Always in the marvellous Roman Rione Monti, we point out King Size Vintage shop, in which there are delicious clothes of the 60s and 70s. To reach

Piazzale delle Belle Arti market, the fourth Sunday of the month: typical gastronomy, art and fashion of the past. More info here.Villa Glori Market, every Saturday and every second Sunday of the month, more info here.

Ponte Milvio market (from 9.00 to 20.00, in the square of Ponte Milvia, the first and second Sunday of the month) lies on the right bank of the Tiber, and it counts over 150 exhibitors. Perfect for those looking for furniture and furnishings, collectibles, antiques, gifts. More info here.
In the nearby, much loved by young girls is the Villaggio Olimpico market, otherwise known as Viale Tiziano Market (Viale XVII Olimpiade, on Friday morning), for those looking for sensational shoes and boots or jewelery handmade creations.
Other markets that are recommended for fashionists are at Piazza Caravaggio, behind the former Rome Fair at Cristoforo Colombo area, every Monday and Friday morning, and the street market Conca D’Oro, every Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 to 20:00.
While in Tuscolana area, just a few steps from Martini Bed you can find the marketplace of Lucha y Siesta (every second Saturday of the month, in Lucio Sestio 10). The exhibitors are artists displaying handmade creations, many of which are made with recycled materials; for those who are on the hunt for unique and original items.
Recycling, crafts, activities, youth trends. More than markets: real events:
Classic Japanese Market & Art at Blackout Rock Club Roma: Via Casilina 713 from 10 up to 20, with free entry!
On the Facebook page you’ll find all appointments for Japanese culture and manga lovers, is the event to find fimo kawaii style accessories and bijoux, gothic lolita, cosplay clothes, books, records, comics , Japanese cuisine and sushi bar, learn how to make origami and much more.
Circolo degli artisti, in Via Casilina Vecchia 42, is not only disco and concerts club, but every third Sunday of the month is hosting the Vintage Market. Exhibitors come from all over Italy, designers new creations, vintage fashion, goodies for collectors, a corner dedicated to makeup 60s.  A young market, where you can spend your money in beetween good music and drinks.
Flea Markets apart, food markets do always enlighten to better understand the country you are visiting, so we advise the two best one:
Market  Tuscolano III at via del Quadraro every morning until 13 hours except public holidays. Only two words to describe it: AUTHENTICALLY ROMAN! In recent years we have sent many Martini Bed tourists to visit the market and they have always thanked us for the pleasant experience. You can find fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, meats, cheeses and breads everything is always fresh and in some benches from the producer to the consumer.

The Mercato Esquilino better known as the market of Piazza Vittorio takes place in Via Giolitti, and it is the most multi-ethnic and diverse food market, including spices and products from every culture and cuisine. From Monday to Saturday from 7:00 to 14:00.If you want to make some bio products shopping in Roma, here are some events you cannot miss:

Market Campagna Amica at the Circo Massimo, Via San Teodoro 74 (Sunday: 09:00 to 16:00 Saturday from 09:00 to 18:00. During the month of July, the market is only open on Saturdays 9:00 to 16: 00 Closed in August)
The market is covered and offers the Following services: childcare, tasting / snack bars, social / cultural events, information center, home delivery, accessibility for the disabled. For more information on Market Initiatives visit click here.

The 3rd Saturday of the month at the City of Utopia (via Valeriano, 3 / f; Ostiense) and the 3rd Sunday of the month at the Forte Prenestino (via F.Del Pino, Prenestino Centocelle) you can go shopping at the Farmer’s and organic Market TerraTerra. More news here .

The 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, at Ostia (Piazza Tor S. Michele) the Organic Market Ostia takes place. More info here.

The picture at the top is by Tomàs Fano
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