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
Christmas Market at Piazza MazziniThe first and third Sunday of each month, the fans of antiques, furniture and vintage objects meet at Piazza Mazzini in Prati. Since end of November until January 6th (Epiphany, bank holiday in Italy) the market turns into a Christmas one, with a wide offering: besides Christmas decorations, there are a lot of gift ideas (from scarf to herbs products, from delicatessen to wood handcrafts), while some of the usual “Sunday” vendors resists in a Christmas version as well.
It's definitely THE Christmas market in Rome ... the historical and traditional one, the one not to miss. Since the corner market was moved to Campo de 'Fiori, in the second half of nineteenth century, Piazza Navona market has become the Christmas one, where one could buy a new ornament for the tree every year
Together with Metronio and Trieste (Via Chiana) markets, Pinciano, covered market in Antonelli street, has fought against a city council resolution which was putting at risk the survival of the 3 buildings to allocate the space to another use, until it was rejected in April 2013. We visited the market the day after this good news