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Porta Portese Sunday Market in Rome

By Prianka - May 20, 2020
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Did you ever know all the fun things happen on Sundays? If not, get ready for an unforgettable Italian experience at the busy, yet lively streets of Porta Portese Sunday market in Rome

Porta Portese Sunday markets are the most famous and largest markets in Italy spilled with countless stalls. Your visit to Rome will not be complete without until you visit the Porta Portese Sunday Market to bring home a chunk of Rome with you. You can shop, meet the locals, eat local food on a budget and collect souvenirs for friends and family. This old market is a true icon of Rome. 

You’ll be spoilt for choices in the market – second-hand vintage clothes, a diverse range of antiques, art books, and much more. With that being said, it is hard to find authentic antiques and vintage collections. But, if you are lucky enough, you might spot old paintings and brass collectibles. 

The corner of Rome’s Trastevere transforms into a noisy bustling market every Sunday. Whether you’re looking for a bargain or not, visit the market to soak up the vibrant atmosphere, noise of traders and delicious local culinary delights

porta portese sunday market
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How to reach 

  • Trams are the best means of transportation when you are in Rome. Take Tram 8 that passes via Via Ettore Rolli, Via Portuense to reach the Trastevere area. 
  • Using the subway train is another convenient way to reach the market. Board the train from Termini station and get off at the Circo Massimo or Piramide. From here, you can easily walk to the market. 
  • Bus H operates from Termini Station to one of the many stops near the Porta Portese area. Bus 170 and bus 280 are the other two buses that operate from the Piramide station to the market. 
  • In Rome, taxis are quite popular. If you are ready to pay extra than public transportation, you can hire a taxi. But you’ll experience a bit of traffic congestion.
  • If your hotel is in the city center, you can easily walk up to the market as well. 

Entry fees for Sunday Market 

There are no entry fees to the Porta Portese Sunday market. It is entirely free. However, you need to pay when you purchase the goodies from the stalls inside the market.

Timings 

The market is open from 7 am to 2 pm on all Sundays. Yet, the area transforms into a noisy place from 5 am as soon as the stalls open.

Tips

  • Visit the market early if you want to avoid the crowds and find something good. 
  • Make sure you don’t carry any valuables. Also, keep your bags, money and phones safe.
  • Exploring the large market would take a lot of time. Allot a slot in your itinerary especially for shopping roughly around 2-3 hours. 
things in porta portese market
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