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.
It’s one of the oldest markets in town, if not the oldest, considering that in 1869 already Campo de’ Fiori was the preferred destination of a group of ‘farming ladies’ coming every day from the countryside to sell their herbs and vegetables, often just sitting and cleaning them in the square.
It was one of the most beautiful markets in the city, with stalls organised by type around the outdoor plaza, well known for its focus on good value and guaranteed enthusiastic market banter!
For more than 100 years, it has provided cheese, meat, fruit, vegetables and flowers to the whole Esquilino borough. Built at the end of ‘800 not far from Termini station, it used to be a very busy place and later, following a first renovation in 1913, the market continued to flourish throughout the Fascist time, surviving the war and the black market that was taking place under the arcades of the square.
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.