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Address: Via Portuense & Ippolito Nievo, 00153 Rome, Italy
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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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I saw probably 2 things I would purchase here

We bought a rolling case and a cheap Chinese straw hat. It was hot, very hot and there was block after block of all the same stuff. Probably would have had a better review if... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We bought a rolling case and a cheap Chinese straw hat. It was hot, very hot and there was block after block of all the same stuff. Probably would have had a better review if we'd visited in a cooler month

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Naples, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

From the plaza Venezia take the tram and basically 15 minutes later basically step out where most people do. That's Porta Portese. Most people will go there for the flea market. It is quite eclectic but do not expect to add anything to your collection of valuables. Go for the inexpensive souvenir and the pleasure of enjoying bargain shopping. If... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

It is indeed a huge market, with plenty of 1euro clothes stalls and tourist tat. The real flea market bits (furniture, phones, household bric a brac etc) are in the side streets to the right as you come in via the arch. You still have to walk a bit of the main market strip before you can branch off. But... More 

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Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

if you’re feeding up with Rome’s museums, buildings, and endless religious stuffs, Porta Portese is a very nice place to visit. at first I was reluctant to visit after hearing many of my friends talked about it. So I gave a try without having an expectation, just getting to know. if you already visited some countries in Asia, Latin America,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

As flea markets go, there isn't a lot of older or antique stuff. Instead, it is a good place for cheap souvenirs, shoes, clothes (lots of clothes), luggage, and household goods. It is fun to people watch and haggle - but make sure to haggle! Don't take the first price, ever! If you recognize it for what it is, it... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This outdoor flea market is not unlike others found in the US, except for incredible lack of support facilities!!! Most of the vendors have similar tourist "stuff" with a large supply of used clothing thrown in the mix. Only a couple of restaurants with toilets along the route and NO public facilities. Some shade, but a warm experience in the... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Upon advice from our tour guide, we took a cab there on a Sunday morning from our hotel to avoid crowd and also to catch the worms : p. From the guide to the front desk and even our cab driver, they told us to take care of our wallets. I heard so much of this place and would like... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

something for everyone here. There's lots of car boot style stuff and junk and general market things like fruit and veg and cheap clothes but there are also expensive antiques, antique Italian furniture, great bargains and gems to find and lots of retro as well as new stuff too so it is worth a look around. It is an interior... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I love a market and have seen quite a few in my time.. If you really expect to go to any market nowadays and uncover genuine bargains, antiques and treasures worth passing on to your children, you will be sadly disappointed. I often think I can imagine people working till the early hours of the morning before the market, attaching... More 

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Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Some people say "Trash" and other people say "Treasure" about the Porta Portese market, right? There's a good reason for that, and it's geograpgy rather than taste> 1. The north end of the market (the first part you reach if you've crossed over the bridge from central Rome) is an unceasing street of cheap clothes, shoes and bags - much... More 

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Address: Via Portuense & Ippolito Nievo, 00153 Rome, Italy
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lazio  >  Rome>  > Trastevere

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