There are dozens of markets in Rome. From the most famous Porta Portese to a number of smaller street markets. We’ll try to review a new one every week, starting from the closer ones, the historical, the most popular ones… looking forward to visiting them all!
Together with every market review you will find two pages: Alice's wonderland, describing the market through the eyes of a little girl, Just around the corner suggesting some points of interest at walking distance from each market and a photo gallery
Flaminio I Market
The original building hosting Flaminio I market (to distinguish it from Flaminio II, the other covered market in via Guido Reni) belonged to the noble family Ruffo and dates back at the beginning of 1900. At that time, the market used to be in the street of the neighborhood, but when the countess Ruffo left the family warehouses to Rome's City Council, it turned into a covered market.
Biomarket at Certosa
The Bio-market at Certosa is held the first Saturday of the month in a free area called Parco della Certosa, in front of the winebar Churno, which is also the meeting point for the solidarity based purchasing group of the neighborhood. At the bio-market there are many of the suppliers of the group, but not only
Tuscolano I Market
Via Orvieto market, in San Giovanni neighborhood, is one of the historical markets of Rome. In the memories of Salvatore, one of the historical farmers, it dates back right after the war “I come since fifty years, but my father used to come before, at least for twenty years. It has changed a lot throughout the years, this used to be a rich neighborhood because a lot of tram drivers used to live around and they had a good salary, but then things have worsened and customers have grown much older”