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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
Fee: No
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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 July 3, 2016
anushika b
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

We went to the flea market to have a look on the way to traverste I think that everything could of been on about 8 stalls, a lot of repetition. But it's a good walk through and interesting They sell:- Bags Belts Clothes (Cheap but good) Tourist gifts A lot of kitchen equipment Sunglasses as seen on tv products I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

I headed there early on a Sunday morning to be the crowds. While I succeeded in beating the crowds, was disappointed that it was lined with stalls and stalls of, it reminded me of a dollar store in the U.S. Really not worth the time.

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2 Thank Mike R
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

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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2 Thank Portia W
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 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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3 Thank anushika b
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

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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2 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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3 Thank yanivtor
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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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5 Thank May B
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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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1 Thank copperdan00
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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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