Roma has dozens of markets: from the famous Porta Portese to many small corner markets. We try visit as many as we can, starting from the closest ones, the historical ones, the most important ones… until we’ll visit them all!
In addition to each market’s review you will find two sections: Alice’s wonderland, describing the market through the eyes of a child and Just around the corner, a few tips or places to visit in the neighborhood. Last but not least, a rich photo gallery including some videos of our favorite markets.
The old covered market of Piazza Testaccio had been waiting for years to be moved to a location assigned by the municipality to a private real estate manager. A move announced for years and postponed several times, including a delay due to the discovery of archeological findings (that by the way could be an antique market). We have visited it before – between a glorious past and an uncertain future – and after.
After having escaped the risk of being demolished to make room for a shopping center, the covered market Trieste (named after the neighborhood) and its sellers can now take a breath and someone even dares to open a new stall, such as the one dedicated to dried fruits and olives.
The little market of Borghetto Flaminio (subtitle Garage Sale – Junk dealers for hobby) started in 1994 following a creative idea by Enrico Quinto and Paolo Tinarelli, two friends who launched in Rome the first vintage or garage sale for amateurs, inspired to the American garage sales.