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 historical Christmas market in piazza Navona, traditionally celebrating Epiphany, when the Italian old lady Befana flies from house to house riding her broom, will not be held for the third year in a row. It’s a shame that the municipality administration has not come up to a solution to assign the stalls of one of the markets which belongs to all Romans’ memories and used to attract also many tourists. We visited the last edition in 2013, which, despite its constraints, spread the holidays’ spirit in one of Rome’s most beautiful squares.
Anyways, life goes on and the holidays markets in town seem to be more and more, as well as the locations hosting them: aside the usual sites (squares, greenhouses, former cinema and bars) there are many new ones, such as the former Guido Reni barracks, an atelier in via del Mandrione or the former woolen mill Luciani.