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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 bubblesReviewed 3 July 2016
anushika b
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 7 October 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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3 Thank PaulMcTheKnife
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 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 30 September 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 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 25 September 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 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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3 Thank Dan C
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 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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3 Thank Mike R
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 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 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 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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