Street Markets in Rome: Cheap Shopping from Porta Portese to Via Sannio
Street markets in Rome are a great opportunity not only for their great offers but also for breathing the authentic Roman atmosphere, its tradition and its culture. From flea markets to handicrafts, Rome-explorer.com has selected for its readers a list of the most important streets markets in Rome, with information about what they sell and how to reach them.
Street markets in Rome: Porta portese
Porta Portese is opened every Sunday, and it is located in a huge area from Piazzalele Portuense to Viale Trastevere. It is probably the most traditional flea markets in Rome. Here you can really find everything, from bags, bicycles and clothes to furniture, shoes, records...and even plants!
On the web site of the Porta Portese street market you can have a look at the stands and at the photos of this particular shopping area. If you want to reach it, you can take the underground, line B, getting off at Marconi stop and taking the bus 170. Otherwise, from the district of San Pietro, the bus number 23.
Street markets in Rome: Campo de’ Fiori
Campo de’ Fiori is opened from Monday to Saturday, 7-13.30 in Piazza Campo de’ Fiori.
This coloured street market is only a few steps from Piazza Navona, Castel Sant’Angelo and via Giulia: it is so called, “flowers’ field”, because in the past there was no paving but only grass and flowers. It is located exactly in the historic centre of Rome and it is always crowded by tourists and curious persons. Its stands take up the entire square that at night becomes one of the favourite meeting place for thousands of young people. In the middle of the square you can admire the statue of Giordano Bruno, burnt alive in 1600 because charged with heresy. To arrive here, take the bus number 64 from termini station and get off at Corso Vittorio Emanuele stop.
Street markets in Rome: Via Sannio
The street market via Sannio is opened from Monday to Saturday 8-18, in the homonymous street. It is one of the most famous street markets in Rome, specialised in clothing: born in the 70's, it is situated next to the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano, in a lively and commercial area of the capital. Here you can find above all clothes and shoes, but also sunglasses, umbrellas, watches and even camping, hunting and fishing accessories. To reach the market of Via Sannio, take the underground, the A line, and get off at San Giovanni stop.
Street markets in Rome: Circolo degli Artisti
Circolo degli Artisti is opened every third Sunday of the month in Via Casilina Vecchia 42.
This is the most furnished flea market in Rome, hosted in a peculiar location, that at night becomes a disco. Every month this market organizes vintage days, offering garments and accessories by new stylists, handicrafts and antiques. From Termini station, you can take the bus number 105 and you will arrive in few minutes.
Try the alternative shopping in Rome and go to a street market, you won’t be disappointed!
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