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Best Rome Market Ideas

This complete list of Rome Markets will give you a great selection of the best Rome Open Air Markets, Rome Flea Markets, Rome Book Markets and even a Rome Christmas Market. Markets are a great slice of culture and give a unique view of Roman daily life. The history of markets in Rome goes back to the third century.

These Rome markets are perfect if shopping in Rome in on your list of things to do in Rome.

You will find unique food markets, clothes markets, book markets, flea markets and favorite markets with a little bit of everything.

Looking for cheap Rome shopping? You will often find the best Rome bargains at these markets in Rome:

Best Markets in Rome

Rome Italy Campo de Fiori Market

  • Campo de'Fiori Market - Most famous Rome market which is named after the flowers that are sold. You will also find fruits, vegetables, meat, cheese, t-shirts, household items and much more.
  • Piazza Testaccio - Mercato di Testaccio is a tented market that sells a wide variety of items including fish, cheese, dairy, fruits, vegetables, clothes, jewelry and household items.
  • Piazza Vittorio Emmanuele - 7am-12noon, Monday - Saturday, one of the largest market in Rome, many exotic herbs and spices from arund the world and clothing market also sells clothing from around the world.
  • Rome Italy Giovanni di Dio Market
    Rome Italy San Giovanni di Dio Market

  • San Giovanni di Dio Market - San Giovanni di Dio Piazza, Monday-Saturday 7am-2pm, #8 tram from Trastevere or Largo Argentina. We visited the Mercato San Giovanni di Dio Market with my daughter's friend who was living in Rome and knew about the market. It was a fun experience with it's many stands of food, produce, fish, cheese, clothing and misc. items. The prices were good and we were shopping with the locals!
  • Piazza San Cosimato - Located in Trastevere, this is a small refurbished neighborhood Rome market.
  • Mercato di Piazza Alessandria - Covered market with many food products, flowers, plants and more.

  • Rome Italy Via Sannio Market
    Via Sannio Market by LPLT

  • Via Sannio Market - Near St. John Lateran Basilica on Via Sannio, Monday-Friday 8-2 & Saturday 8-5, lots of vintage clothes, knick knacks, shoes, food - all at great prices.
  • Mercato Piazza dell'Unita - Via Cola di Rienzo, Monday-Saturday 7am-8pm. This market's claim to fame is that it is open late, until 8pm, and has underground parking.
  • Ponte Milvio - Via Riano, On the Vatican side of the Milvio bridge, Monday - Saturday, international flavor with foods from around the world, and lots of clothing, household items and a new shopping gallery and underground parking.

  • Piazza Navona Christmas Market
    Christmas Market at Piazza Navona by seanoneill

  • Christmas Market at Piazza Navona - You will find many Nativity Cribs, toys, sweets and more. This Christmas Crib Fair lasts until Epiphany.
  • Market of the Mosque - Largo della Moschea, Fridays, Located in the trendy area of Parioli, this Arab market sells Magreb food from the Arab world - visit it for a great cultural experience.
  • Biological Market - Vicolo della Moretta, last Sunday of the month - very small market whose growers practice crop rotation and natural manure only.
  • Mercato delle Stampe - Largo della Fontonella di Borghese, Monday-Saturday 7am-130pm, Print and paper market has antique/old books, magazines, prints, music scores and engravings...a book-lovers delight!

Rome Market Map

This map of Rome Markets shows the main open air markets listed above with blue markers and the flea markets in Rome listed below with pink markers. Click on the marker to identiy the markets.

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Best Rome Flea Markets

The flea markets in Rome might be compared to American's garage sales, only on a larger scale. So if you enjoy purusing antiques, tables of stuff and plain old "treasure hunting" you will enjoy checking out these Rome Flea Markets:

    Porto Portese Market - Via Portuense from Piazza Porto Portese to Piazza Ippolito Nievo, Sunday Dawn-2pm. Mercato Porto Portese is the largest flea market in Rome. You can find antiuqes and new items, anything from furniture to clothes to household items. It can get very crowded so go early and watch your purses and wallets.

    Borghetto Flaminio Market - Piazza del Popolo Via Flaminia, Sundays 10am-7pm, 1.60 euro entrance fee - This flea market has antique and vintage treasures along with hand crafted jewelry.

    Via Gloria Market - Via Gloria along Viale Maresciallo Pilsudski, 2nd Sunday of month - Antiques, collectibles, used designer clothes and some new items.

    Piazza Verdi Market - Parioli at Piazza Verdi, 4th Sunday of month. Mostly small antiques, collectibles and vintage items.

    Soffito Sotto i Portici Market - Piazza Augusto Imperatore near the Spanish Steps, 1st & 3rd Sundays, Small antiquese, vintage, used items including jewelry, household items and more.

    Piazza Mazzini Market - In gardens around lake in Prati district, 2nd Friday, Saturday and Sunday of month (not August) - Antiques, vintage, handicrafts.

    Antique Market L-isola del Tesoro - Treasure Island Antique Market at Parco di Villa Fassini, 8am-7pm - Old Books, collector items, antiques.

    Artists Club Market - Circolo degli Artisti, Via Casilina Vecchia 42, 3rd Sunday of month, Mostly vintage clothes, shoes, accessories and some household items.

    Ponte Milvio Antiques Market - Stands on the riverbank beside the old stone bridge, 1st weekend of month, antiques and collectibles.

I hope this Rome Market Guide gives you a glimpse of daily life in Rome that many visitors don't experience.

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