Rome Markets / Mercato
(Rome, Lazio, Italy)
Full of character and real life, Rome's busy markets are an integral part of local life. They provide a great place to find bargains or just browse around the wide variety of stalls and enjoy the exciting atmosphere and local market banter.
Rome's bustling markets range from the very large to the small, discreet collection of stalls, situated in small squares. They are held in many districts of the city and provide a fun way to shop, for both experienced and novice bargain hunters alike.
Campo dei Fiori
Address: Piazza Campa de' Fiori, Rome
This very old Roman market sells a particularly wide range of goods, which includes flowers, fruit, vegetables, fish, pork products, many other food delicacies and possibly the best bread in the whole city. The prices are not cheap, but the quality is superb. Campo dei Fiori is an attractive, colourful market place and is also a popular spot for photographers, as it has so much character.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 06:00 to 14:00
Garage Sale - Rigattieri per hobby
Address: Piazza della Marina, 32, Rome
This lively and fun secondhand market offers a stall to anyone wanting to sell their goods. There are experts on hand to advise on the quality of merchandise and appropriate pricing.
Open hours: Sunday, June - 10:00 to 19:00, July - 17:00 to 00:00
Il Giardino d'Inverno
Address: Viale Romania, 32, Rome
The Il Giardino d'Inverno is a market that is specifically for amateurs and absolutely anyone can buy, sell or exchange their goods here.
Open hours: every 2nd and 4th Sunday, October to May - 10:00 to 19:00
Mercato Villaggio Olimpico
Address: Viale della XVII Olimpiade (Flaminio), Rome
With many great bargains to be found and deals to be struck, goods on sale include clothing, jewellery, food and many household items.
Open hours: Friday - 08:00 to 13:30
Non Solo Tarli
Address: Fiera di Roma, Via Cristoforo Colombo, 295, Rome
Held only twice a year, this vast antiques market attracts the most serious collectors from all over Italy. With such a variety of goods, including furniture, china, ornaments, paintings and jewellery on more than 200 stands, it is easy to see why people travel so far.
Open hours: 15:00 to 21:30 - Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 21:30 - Saturday and holidays
Piazza Fontanella Borghese
This outdoor market may be fairly small, but it is crammed full of interesting goods, such as prints, old books, Roman souvenirs and many other curious objects.
Piazza San Cosimato
Address: Piazza San Cosimato (Trastevere), Rome
The Piazza San Cosimato food market has many stalls selling a variety of food, drink and also flowers, and some household items.
Open hours: 06:00 to 13:30, closed Sunday
Every morning literally thousands of people shop at this market. It is very large, full of bargains and has an exciting atmosphere.
Pontew Milvio Market
This is a wonderful part of Rome, with the River Tiber running nearby, crossed by a famous bridge which is steeped in history. The market is full of fascinating and inviting goods.
Address: Via di Porta Portese, Rome
This is Rome's biggest and most famous market, where you can find practically anything you can possibly need. Every Sunday morning the square fills up with crowds of people who browse the several acres of new and secondhand mechandise, all searching for a bargain.
Open hours: Sunday - 05:00 to 14:00
Via Sannio Market
Situated under the Aurelian walls, this market is the place to find a large selection of both new and secondhand clothes - and also some camping goods.
This area was built to honour the 1960 Olympic Games and is home to an attractive, small market every Friday morning. Nearby, the new buildings are interesting and worth seeing.
Address: Via Francesco Crispi, 96, Rome
The Underground is a large antiques and collectors' fair and the majority of the traders tend to be private individuals, driven by their particular interest and enthusiasm. This market takes in a big car park between Via Sistina and Via Veneto and there is a popular space for young collectors. There is also an information point for the many tourists who visit the market. At the Underground you will find everything you can imagine and more besides, to add to even the most unusual collection.
Open hours: Saturday - 15:00 to 20:00, Sunday - 10:30 to 19:30, closed during the summer