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Porta Portese

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Address: Via Portuense & Ippolito Nievo, 00153 Rome, Italy
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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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Something to do but nothing special

Good market, lots of crap but something to fill in a free Sunday morning. Bought some things but not special. All leather is fake so don't go if you are looking for that. Full of... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Claire L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good market, lots of crap but something to fill in a free Sunday morning. Bought some things but not special. All leather is fake so don't go if you are looking for that. Full of locals and not many tourists so a more authentic experience.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These markets are so large that you could get lost, or worse still, miss the best part. For me, I'm not interested in all the chinese junk being sold by the Bangladeshi, I want to visit these markets to find cool vintage stuff. So if you want to bypass all the junk and get to the real original section of... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd been to Rome many times, but never been to Porta Portese. I was with a friend who'd never been to Rome, and she was keen on going to PP. I was reluctant, but our morning there turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. Utterly delightful. Yes, there's a lot of junk for sale, but also... More 

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Ladysmith, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

This is the oldest street market in Rome and, by far, the largest. With thousands of stalls, one can find almost everything: clothes, purses, new and antique furnishings, bikes, old cameras, kitchen utensils, posters, books, stamps, etc. etc. It is a huge market, open only on Sunday, extending over several kilometres and it can be very crowded. It is not... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

We were told the flea market held at Porta Portese on Sundays was a great shopping opportunity. With experience with amazing flea markets around the world, we were looking for something special. This...was not. It was more like a big yard sale, with used shoes, clothes, and household good strewn across tables alongside cheap knockoff cosmetics, DVDs/CDs, and jewelry. There... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

This is like the largest version of the cheapest rubbish market you have ever been to. Only one single stall with craft items actually made by someone as opposed to knock-off rubbish clothes. Too much rubbish and too many people in too big a location.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

Yes, it has lost its peculiarity, but it's still fun walking around the market. You can find a bit of everything, if you come here make sure you buy some stuff, otherwise you'll remember only the crowd.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Wonderful......Sunday morning only ...we got there at 9 and it was in full swing. There are 2 main streets...one has a lot of new typical market stuff the other has genuine flea market gear...need to spend and least 4 hours here...so much to see....take cash and be prepared to haggle.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

My husband and I stumbled on this flea market during our recent stay in Rome. We were here for at least an hour just browsing all the different stalls and bargaining for different things. We walked out with a scarf and a couple of (very touristy) teeshirts. There is a lot of repetition throughout the stalls so I'd say you... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

So, apparently if you can tolerate the crowds and heaps of garbage, there are treasures to me found at this Sunday market. For me - I wouldn't waste my time. We walked there from the Trevi fountain to enjoy the nice day, and when we arrived I found myself living my worst nightmare. Piles of €1 tshirts with old ladies... More 

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