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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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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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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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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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 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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3 Thank Mario V
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 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 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 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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