Porta Portese
Porta Portese
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Sunday
07:00 - 14:00
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Explore Rome's largest open-air flea market, Porta Portese, in the beautiful Trastevere neighborhood. This weekly morning market stretches over a mile and offers a wide range of antique items, vintage clothes, and second-hand books. You can also try delicious Italian street food from one of the market's many food vendors. It gets busy so get there when it opens for fewer crowds. Take a walking tour of the area to explore the market and the ancient Porta Portese gate, from which the market takes its name.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Allyn S
Oak Brook, IL5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Amazing Gluten free pasta, focaccia. clams and pasta for my kids. Home made burrata. Amatriciana, dessert, wine. And the staff is so welcoming. outdoorseating is cozy and fun. Highly recommend for a great meal.
Written 12 November 2023
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robotron
5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
A mile long dump, chock full of stalls selling absolute tat.
If you’re in the market for a pair of cheap shoes made in a Chinese factory, or a cardigan in the middle of summer then this might be for you but if you expected to see an authentic Italian market bustling with interesting finds then you’ll be sorely disappointed.

It’s one big straight line with no exits so once you’re half way in you’ve got to go the whole distance to get out. Why it’s so crowded makes no sense as it’s rubbish.

There was one food stall, a hot dog van like you’d find at a terrible fun fair.

If I could give it zero stars I would. An absolute waste of an hour of my life.
Written 24 September 2023
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mep23
Ottawa, Canada43 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
I always seek out markets when I travel. This one was a disappointment. There is nothing local or authentic about it. There are piles of used clothes and purses and bunch of trinkets and shoes made in China. In this vast market, I saw two stalls selling “nicer” vintage clothing and a few stalls with vintage leather coats. I would never go back there.
Written 9 July 2023
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Krithika
Singapore, Singapore9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
For a taste of the local culture, this was one of the best places I had visited during my stay in Rome. If you intend to go, you should try to visit on a Sunday morning.

You need to bear in mind that this is not a pristine shopping mall where you can walk in and do your thing. :) This is a market with many small-time vendors, selling their food, used books, household amenities, clothes / shoes (some of which are used), etc. And at times, you need to haggle (better if you speak the language I guess, which I did a little). If you have the right expectations, this place can be super fun to walk around, if not buy something.

I arrived in Rome on a Saturday, to my AirBnb and discovered late at night that my travel adapter wasn't working. I found new ones at Porta Portese the next morning. I also bought some pasta making tools, handbags, etc.
Written 13 November 2022
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michaelrZ6940YV
Lefkes, Greece7 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
What a disappointment! Low quality, poor selection, questionable salespeople - better stay away from this venue.
Written 9 October 2022
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Satu K
Finland26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
If you're searching for a huge market, it's here! At Porta Portese find clothes, bags, shoes..all kind of items and in case of hungry find also panini italiani alla porchetta (pork)

The whole area is situared near to area Testaccio along the river Tiber and it's about 2 km long . There are both used and new items for sale.
Written 13 September 2022
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D. Mitchell
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
There were only two booths with any vintage or even remotely antique goods. Unless your looking for discounted cheap clothing or thrift goods avoid this market. It wasn’t worth the cab fare over there. I was looking for antiques and found nothing in that category. I did find a fabric vendor who had wonderful fabric that had Monet and Van Gogh paintings printed on them. So it wasn’t a total loss but avoid it if your looking for real antiques
Written 27 April 2022
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Claudine M
Montreal, Canada90 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
I was looking for more antiques and perhaps better vintage vendors and what I found was table after table of very low quality bundles of clothing. I guess if you have seen everything in Rome and you have no other plans on a Sunday then it’s worth it.
Written 20 March 2022
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dapper777
Monaco32,676 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
It had been maybe five years since we last went there.
Over the years this flee market has declined a lot, once you could also find new items identical to those sold in shops at lower prices.
Currently there is a lot of poor quality new things or used stuff.
Porta Portese, in any case, is a unique experience.
The typical Roman characters of the stalls are no longer there, there are not even those who used to sell cheap lighters or garlic braids. Now they are mostly foreigners trying to make a living, hired by unscrupulous employers who pay them the minimum percent of their sales.
This 17th-century gate, built with the expansion of the Janiculum ramparts, is in good condition and is very beautiful and impressive from the side of Via Portuense.
It is one of the gates of Rome, built in 1644 to replace the older Porta Portuensis.
It was built in conjunction with the construction of the ramparts protecting the Janiculm hill, an extension of the Leonine Walls to defend the Janiculum, commissioned by Pope Urban VIII of the Barberini family.
When the gate was opened, however, pope Urban VIII was dead, and for this reason the coat of arms of the new pope Innocent X of the Pamphilj family was placed over the gate.
It is the historic Roman Sunday market, where you can look for and perhaps buy everything, fashion street clothes with little money, find a sought-after vinyl LP, a rare stamp.
You cannot pass through Rome and not browse the immense market and the Porta Portese stalls!
Go for a look!
Written 6 June 2021
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JRRenwick
10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
Cheap, tacky modern stuff for the most part.

A handful of good stalls but anything worth even looking at was overpriced for vintage.
Written 23 October 2020
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