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Porta Portese

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Address: Via Portuense & Ippolito Nievo, 00153 Rome, Italy
Phone Number: 0623143456
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Racist Italian shopkeepers

Some are great finds. I found that most of the shopkeepers were friendly but some Italian shopkeepers were very racist and rude. Ruined the experience. Beware of preworn stuff.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
anushika b
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First, we had difficulty finding this. The map sent us a couple of blocks away from the actual market. We went early and it was still unpleasantly crowded. It seemed most of the items were of lesser quality, similar to items sold on various streets around Rome. Definitely not worth the hike from our hotel, by the Vatican.

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Thank Portia W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some are great finds. I found that most of the shopkeepers were friendly but some Italian shopkeepers were very racist and rude. Ruined the experience. Beware of preworn stuff.

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Thank anushika b
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very big and crowded market. People trying to sell the same thing at different prices. We also noticed that there are some stalls that sell second hand clothing without advising you.

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Thank Mario V
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

The market is indeed very long, but the first 100 meters pretty much cover 99% percent of the goods - "leather" bags and wallets, 1€ shirts and bags and 2€ electronics. Don't understand me wrong - you might have a good chance to find a nice shirt for a very cheap price, but you will have to go through a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We went to the Porta Portese Market on our first day in Rome. It is a big market, easy to find. Here you can buy everything from toothpaste and sunglasses to antique furniture. Some stalls are cheap, others are more expensive. My advice is to check prices on different market stalls before you buy

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went looking for vintage goods. We found that vintage items were mostly clustered at the far end of the market (and off of the main aisle away from the archway entrance and further from the bridge). Once there, we found some great records and a few fun vintage items. Pricing by the vendors is aggressive, so... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Pushing shoving, bumping, and possibly some pick pocketing. It is a fun trip, however. Spent Sundays there, just looking.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Try to visit it early in the morning, before hundreds of visitors come. You can really find anything here, from cheap Chinese fake goods, to antique furniture.

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1 Thank Dinko P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

An extremely long market! Absolutely loved it - lots of bargains, people and live music! Definatly felt like a local!

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Hamburg, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

Porta Portese is a giant flea market that stretches across a couple blocks. The vendor stalls sell a lot of the same stuff: fake leather goods, luggage, shoes, clothing, household goods, and printed artwork. There are only a few food stands so I would recommend to eat beforehand. The vendors are very eager to sell so don't be afraid to... More 

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