A true jewel of European cities, modern-day Rome is still shining with all the glory of its illustrious past. Visitors flock to Italy’s capital from all the four corners of the globe to experience the history, culture, and, of course, the world-famous food of Rome.
There is truly no better place to discover real Italy than the outstanding markets of its capital. Follow our guide to discover the unmissable pop-up and world class traders of the streets of Rome.
Rome’s historic market place, Campo de Fiori has existed for over 400 years. The site is a must-visit in any Rome travel guide, and that market of farmers’ provides any visitor with a wonderfully authentic taste of Rome. The translation of its name means ‘field of flowers’, and an incredible range of products is on sale there, included beautiful flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables, home-made Italian cheese and different kinds of meat as well as local delicacies such as truffles and home-made olive oil. The market is open daily.
Rome’s largest and most famous market, Porta Portese Market, is about one mile long and stretches to the surrounding back streets. Endless stalls and carpet, material, antiques, clothing and even pet traders assure no end of browsing in that fabulous flea market. Every Sunday from 5.00 am to 2.00 P.M., the market transforms that corner of Trastevere district into a buzzing hive of activity.
That flea market, held on a weekly basis, is a must-visit for anyone in the area surrounding Piazza del Popolo on Sundays. Borghetto Flaminio Market is the place to find rare antiques, designer clothing, and the fine cast-offs of Rome’s elite. A trip to Fontanella Borghese Market is an unmissable opportunity for literature and art lovers to peruse ancient etchings and prints as well as bargain books. From 9.00 A.M. to 7.00 P.M., from Monday to Saturday, local sellers set up shops with their fascinating collections of items. That market is the perfect place to buy unique gifts.
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