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Porta Portese

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Trastevere
Flea & street markets, Shopping & Fashion
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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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BIG market with lots of shopping

At Porta Portese you can buy almost everything, from Made in China-style cheap stuff, scarfs, shoes, clothes (used from 50 cents and up, and new), vintage items, bags, makeup... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

At Porta Portese you can buy almost everything, from Made in China-style cheap stuff, scarfs, shoes, clothes (used from 50 cents and up, and new), vintage items, bags, makeup, fake and real jewelry and much more. A lot of stands have the same stuff, and the market is BIG! Make sure to bargain (you don't want to find the same... More 

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Kensington, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

There is a lot of junk here.....BUT if you have the time and the patience you can find some deals, although like another reviewer posted, they are far and few between. I did buy some olive wood utensils along with some very inexpensive sweaters that I bought the last time I was here as they surprising wore very well. The... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.