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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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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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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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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4 attraction reviews
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Was excited by the prospect of Roman vintage finds however the stalls were mostly usual market stuff eg knock off bags etc. The antique stalls that were there were really expensive, you could haggle but starting prices were higher than expected.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

I've read a few negative reviews on here - not sure what you're expecting from a market if you hated this place. It is exactly what a market should be. Yes, there's cheap stuff. Yes, there's fake stuff. Yes, vendors will always try to get a few extra dollars out of you. They're trying to make money! As in all... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

It is everything that other reviewers have said. We visited the market today and have found it to be one of the highlights of our current trip. We went there out of interest, not intending to shop, but in filtering through the "stuff", there were fantastic bargains to be had and we went home with lots of amazing things that... More 

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Austin, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Was here recently and saw exactly two tables of "antiques." The rest is cheap clothes, motorcycle helmets, key chains....you get the picture. Nothing but junk and garbage. Stay away (unless you're a pickpocket).

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Rome, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I am so very sorry to strongly do not recommend this experience while in Rome So much to see in this wonderful time that really is a pity to waste a morning here. Noisy, full of cheap things. Nothing is left of the old times. Pay attention to your pockets. It can a times be also unsafe.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This is the place where you can find anything, from clothes to toys, shoes and bags... everything with a very cheap price! The market closes around 13:00 so if you want to find something you have to go early in the morning. Don't forget home your patience!! There is a lot of people !! Be aware of the bag thieves!

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