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Porta Portese

Via Portuense & Ippolito Nievo, 00153 Rome, Italy (Trastevere)
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Ranked #121 of 262 Shopping in Rome
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Shopping
Activities: Shopping
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: It's worth a trip to Rome's most popular second-hand flea market, which is open Sundays.

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Sao Paulo, SP
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Interesting and beautiful landmark, however, nothing many things to see or do around it. I stayed in a hotel with a walking distance to Porta Portese, I couldn't lose the opportunity to visit.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

If you like markets, this is the one for you. It's the biggest I've ever been to. It's only on on Sundays so get there early as it's HUGE. You probably can't get round it all in the time it's open. It's in Trastevere but the no.170 bus goes there from the bus station which is right next to the... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Was dragged here by the Mrs who had visions of an Italian version of Chatuchack market in Bangkok. Got there and it was just like a bad weekend market in the UK selling tat and a few olive oils. Dont go, go to Campo Fiori, at least theres some authentic goods and its in a nice square.

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Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

What a waste of time. Long winding path of crowds. Nothing but junk. Not even funny junk for joke gifts. Out of style, dated looks. But if you need men's underwear or plastic dolls in bags this is the place for you. Couldn't get out fast enough. And you literally couldn't because it's one long, unending path so you pretty... More

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Alicante, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Don't visit Rome and not make a visit to Porta Portese Market,on a sunday it is a incredible place,with miles and miles of everything.. ,New and Secondhand areas ,where ,there are lots of secondhand clothes and designer leather handbags, many silver jewellery stalls, Italian shoes and bags at cheap prices... .New top Italian designer labels at 10 eurs .....There is... More

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152 reviews 152 reviews
98 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you enjoy browsing through flea markets, than this is your cup of tea. Rome has so many fabulous sights ready to be explored that in my opinion it's a waste of time visiting such places moreover since all the goods are fakes!!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

4 of our 6 traveling to Rome spent about 2 hours traipsing through the hundreds of vendors. Very much like most American flea markets this one featured inexpensive clothes, both new and used, cheap electronics and a lot of inexpensive souvenirs. There ARE a few dealers selling higher end items, especially books. They are few and far between. Most interesting... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We got tipped on this market by a local guide. You can probably buy almost everything here and most prices can be bargained down (to our experience). Dont expect too much from the goods sold here, but take it as an experience. Due to the sheer size of the market, you will probably not have time to see it all.

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Haifa District, Israel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had a couple of hours on Sunday before our flight back home so we thought it could be a nice experience. Wrong. A total waste of time. Nothing authentic or distinguishly Italian. No antiques at ,all. Mainly cheap clothes and toys, fake designer bags and i-phone cases all made in the far-east. Haggling is a must.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We came early. About 8:30 AM. It was perfect timing. The sun wasn't that bad until 10 o'clock. It wasn't crowded yet, so we could walk freely. Porta Portese is huge. Sells all kinds of things: new and used; modern electronics and antique stuff; stolen phones and original brand perfumes; souvenirs and home essentials. If you forgot your charger at... More

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