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.
In 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 http://goo.gl/O2rFg5
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.
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.
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.