Have you planned a shopping holiday to Rome this time? You have made the right decision. And, this stands true for scores of tourists who yearn to bring sweet memories and perfect treasures along with them back to their homes. It would surely be a good way to shop and save during your shopping sojourn. Get ready to stroll some of the popular flea markets and have an enjoyable experience. Here are some of the best flea markets you should consider visiting. Let’s see what all is on offer at these flea markets. Exploring them will undoubtedly be an interesting and fascinating experience.
Porta Portese Flea Market
This market is quite huge and popular with tourists. Thousands of stalls are waiting to be discovered. Most of these stalls can be seen selling Peruvian shawls, spare bike parts, rare books, MP3 players and various other things that you just might be looking for or possibly imagine. The market is open on Sundays every week from 7 am to 1 pm. A large number of locals and tourists can be seen visiting the market. It would be rather appropriate to say that the market is crazily busy and simply a great fun to explore. You will love visiting the beautiful antique section here and buy 18th century paintings, noisy clocks and brash brass. Be ready to haggle for bargains, it’s the norm here. Be firm and hold your ground. You are sure to get the things of your liking at discounted prices.
Mercato delle Stampe Flea Market
Situated in Largo della Fontanella di Borghese, this market is a great favorite with all those looking for magazines, rare books, old prints, and other kinds of printed ephemera. You will love spending time browsing through the previous issues of old magazines, and if you like some of these then you could get them at highly discounted price. The market specializes in all kinds of printed things that you can think of. The tourists are particularly attracted to the wonderful collection of erstwhile prints of Rome and illustrated art books. The market is open from Mondays through Saturdays and can be visited from 7 am to 1 pm.
Via Sannio Flea Market
This market is held in the shadow of Porta San Giovanni, which is situated nearby the basilica. The flea market opens in the morning from 8 am to 1 pm from Mondays to Saturdays. The market abounds in wardrobe staples. You can make some good clothes purchases here such as leather jackets, variety of jeans, shoes, vintage clothes as well as new clothes. Be prepared to bargain and only then you will be able to make your purchases at fabulously cheap prices.
Campo de' Fiori Flea Market
This market is situated in the center of the ancient city at Piazza Campo de’ Fiori. It is among the most popular, historical and quite beautiful flea market in Rome. This is essentially a foods market where you can buy your daily groceries, fish, poultry, meat, vegetables and fruits. Some of the stalls here can also be seen selling nuts, dried fruit, rice and pulses as well. You will also find flower stalls close to the fountain. The major attractions for the visitors are big open baskets of freshly made green salad mixes, cut veggies for minestrone, and ready-stripped spinach and broccoli. The market is open from Mondays through Saturdays from 7 am to 1.30 pm.
Borgo Parioli Flea Market
This market is situated at Via Tirso 14 & Via Metauro 21 in the city. This weekend market is held at Parioli, which is among the most expensive residential areas in the city. This flea market attracts mostly those looking out for old gramophones, antique lamps, paintings, silverware, and authentic jewelry and various other accessories from 1950s and beyond. The market is open on Saturdays and Sundays (i.e. first three weekends of every month) from 10 am to 8 pm.
Mercato Andrea Doria Flea Market
This market is held at Via Andrea Doria to the northwest of the Vatican Museums. You can virtually buy all kinds of things that you just might be looking for such as groceries, poultry, vegetables, fish, meat and fruits. Apart from these, you can also purchase shoes and clothes as well. You will surely find this market quite interesting and would love to spend some time visiting the Vatican Museums as well, after having completed your shopping. The market is open from Mondays through Saturdays from 7 am to 1 pm.
So, isn’t it a perfect way to explore these popular flea markets and have a memorable shopping holiday in Rome!