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Address: Via Portuense & Ippolito Nievo, 00153 Rome, Italy
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Shopping
Description: It's worth a trip to Rome's most popular second-hand flea market, which is...
It's worth a trip to Rome's most popular second-hand flea market, which is open Sundays.
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You need a strong bladder!!

This outdoor flea market is not unlike others found in the US, except for incredible lack of support facilities!!! Most of the vendors have similar tourist "stuff" with a large... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

if you’re feeding up with Rome’s museums, buildings, and endless religious stuffs, Porta Portese is a very nice place to visit. at first I was reluctant to visit after hearing many of my friends talked about it. So I gave a try without having an expectation, just getting to know. if you already visited some countries in Asia, Latin America,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

As flea markets go, there isn't a lot of older or antique stuff. Instead, it is a good place for cheap souvenirs, shoes, clothes (lots of clothes), luggage, and household goods. It is fun to people watch and haggle - but make sure to haggle! Don't take the first price, ever! If you recognize it for what it is, it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This outdoor flea market is not unlike others found in the US, except for incredible lack of support facilities!!! Most of the vendors have similar tourist "stuff" with a large supply of used clothing thrown in the mix. Only a couple of restaurants with toilets along the route and NO public facilities. Some shade, but a warm experience in the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Upon advice from our tour guide, we took a cab there on a Sunday morning from our hotel to avoid crowd and also to catch the worms : p. From the guide to the front desk and even our cab driver, they told us to take care of our wallets. I heard so much of this place and would like... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

something for everyone here. There's lots of car boot style stuff and junk and general market things like fruit and veg and cheap clothes but there are also expensive antiques, antique Italian furniture, great bargains and gems to find and lots of retro as well as new stuff too so it is worth a look around. It is an interior... More 

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Perth, Australia
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I love a market and have seen quite a few in my time.. If you really expect to go to any market nowadays and uncover genuine bargains, antiques and treasures worth passing on to your children, you will be sadly disappointed. I often think I can imagine people working till the early hours of the morning before the market, attaching... More 

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Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Some people say "Trash" and other people say "Treasure" about the Porta Portese market, right? There's a good reason for that, and it's geograpgy rather than taste> 1. The north end of the market (the first part you reach if you've crossed over the bridge from central Rome) is an unceasing street of cheap clothes, shoes and bags - much... More 

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Arrowtown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This market just goes on and on, it's amazing Full of great bargains , Lots of cafes and places to eat and drink just behind the stalls Don't believe the old reviews, there is something for everyone We walked to it from hotel , about 3 km and taxi back as so exhausted Well worth a look

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Sunday mornings marketplace opens early in the morning. There you can buy very cheap clothing, bags etc. Of course most of the products come from China, India and Thailand so don´t expect to find any luxorus products. There´s a small cafeteria that sell drinks, coffee, toast etc. Cheap prices and tasty.

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Herzliya
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I've seen reviews saying that this flea market is food of cheap new merchandise and I've seen reviews that see it's a nice authentic flea market. The answer is that it is both: if you enter from the ancient port you will see endless new merchandise, however if you continue to another entry of the market - it's a beautiful... More 

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Address: Address: Via Portuense & Ippolito Nievo, 00153 Rome, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere

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Trastevere ("beyond the Tiber") is like a faded postcard, a little worn around the edges but still charming. With its wide-open piazzas, meandering streets, weathered Renaissance buildings, and overgrown personality, it's become an irresistible mecca for visitors. Trastevere is an enclave of entertainment - a rotating set of street performers entertains almost every night, and unforgettable eateries and bars pepper its piazzas and side streets. For a trip to the past, visit the southern and western flanks of Trastevere for pockets of yesteryear, less traversed areas with a residual 1960s and 70s Roman vibe.
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