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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 #102 of 248 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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Alicante, Spain
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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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Malta
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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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Philadelphia
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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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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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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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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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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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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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london
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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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