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Porta Portese

Via Portuense & Ippolito Nievo, 00153 Rome, Italy (Trastevere)
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As featured in Rome off the beaten path
Ranked #116 of 245 Shopping in Rome
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description: Porta Portese is the massive flea market that takes over Trastevere every Sunday from 7 AM to 2 PM. The vendors have a wide variety of goods... more »
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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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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Houston, Texas
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16 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Very cheap flea market run by professionals, beware. That said, you can buy almost anything here, from clothes to toys to cords for electronics. It's easy to bargain down prices, if you can do it with confidence.

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Dundee, Scotland
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

This market is huge and has items of varying quality. Depending on what you like, you can find a bargain. I found some stylish and extremely comfortable shoes and lovely jewellery. All at prices I would never find in the UK for the quality. There was a lot of repetition of stalls and some were far better than others. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

we took a early sunday morning ride out to porta portese market,it was a huge market/flea market,it was a interesting morning out,on sale was a mind blowing range of everything possible for sale well worth a look round for the interest factor

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Little worth buying and hardly any antiques stores. Mostly jumble sale stores of clothing and shoes or the same type of stores you get on an English market with cheap, low quality goods. If you only have a short holiday in Rome, this will disappoint as it is not in the attractive, older part of Trestavere.

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Vilnius, Vilniaus Apskritis, Lithuania
5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I was expecting flea market with authentic items. But the wast majority is low quality, "made in china" clothes that I wouldn't dare to wear. Many toys for little ones ( I bought one but unfortunately my LO didn't appreciate it at all). If your main target is HM and Primark - you can find something in there too. But... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I'm not even sure we got half way through it to be honest. In saying that anyone that knows me knows that I take shopping very seriously (more sport than hobby) but it was exhausting! There was lots of tables with junk items (made in china, poor quality items that weren't of much interest) but I definitely bought some of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

If you like the flea market scene this is the place, This huge market stretched from arch entry to the neighborhood and inside the neighborhood, many stalls selling almost any junk you could think of, clothes, bags, souvenirs, second hand etc' prices are reasonable and you should negotiate the price. keep your bags and wallets secure, this was the main... More

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