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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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Sunday market

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I just wanted to take aloof, but it's a waste of time, if you wanna go just pass by early so you could avoid the crowds. Nothing special in there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

the sunday market is a must if you stay over sunday in Rome. easy way to get there is going on the A metro to Valle aurelia and switch to FR3 to Transtevre station. than you are at the end of the market and you can walk for hours until you each the beginning (the Port Portese gate). the market... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

When in Rome and that too on the Sunday then its time to visit this place. Cheap clothes , hand bags, shoes , paintings etc..however while buying make sure to chk these properly as the hand bags are covered in plastic bags indicating that they are brand new. Prices are quite reasonable therefore i did not find the need to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I thought there was only one flea market in Rome, so I did a Google map search for Flea Market and it took me here. Apparently there is a nice one (Campo de Fiori) but this one was full of garbage. Seriously - it was all second hand clothes (basically the same stuff everywhere) and plastic crap from China. Do... More 

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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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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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Trastevere
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.