Shopping in Rome: Great deals in the trendiest markets of Rome
In addition of being a city rich in history and culture, Rome is also the city of fashion. There are markets selling clothes everywhere, so that you can find that peculiar item for a cheap price you are looking for, to make your wardrobe very original, thanks to one-of-a-kind items. The markets - whether clothing, antiques or food - are a very important part of the Roman citizens life, and so of tourists' too. Let's discover the trendiest markets you can't miss in Rome.
THE HISTORICAL PORTA PORTESE MARKET
The market in Porta Portese is the most ancient clothes market in Rome. It is so famous and loved by both Romans and tourists to be also celebrated in many films and songs such as the historical "Porta Portese" by Claudio Baglioni. The market takes place every Sunday, from 6 am to 2 pm, and it is situated in the square with the same name, in the middle between Trastevere and Testaccio. In this market, you can find vintage barrel some modern objects, such as utensils, books, piece of furniture, and much more. Fashion lovers will find great deals in the clothes and selling second hand clothes, jeans, night dresses, and accessories. There are also some selling only American vintage clothes. We suggest you to go there very early in the morning, in order to get the best deal for the lowest price.
THE FAVORITE PLACE BY COOL HUNTERS: VIA SANNIO
If Porta Portese market is very popular, we absolutely have to stay the same about the market taking place in Via Sannio, in San Giovanni district. It is open every day from 9 am to 1 pm, proposing several times of any type. The market is famous because of stage clothes, that is the favourite item of custom designers and cool hunters looking for peculiar clothes to be combined with high fashion items, for a one-of-a-kind and original look. Via Sannio is a paradise also for high quality shoes lovers: especially if you look for extreme numbers, such as 23 or 27, as you can find also branded ones. moreover, this market is famous also because it has a lot of accessories and clothes stocks. We suggest you not to stop at the first end, but to visit all the market at first - even if it is very big -, in order the best deals are often hidden behind other items.
FOR THOSE LOOKING FOR STYLE: THE MONTI MARKET
We don't know if it depends on the location it is situated in, but the market in Monti is considered the homeland of style. It takes place only on Saturday's and Sundays, from June to September, open from 10 am to 8 pm, and when you visit it, it seems you're going back in time in the London of the 70s. The market offers vintage but also motor emerging artists' items, in order new collections can be shared to a wider audience. You can find any kind of style in this market, from bon-ton, to glamour and rock. Female customers will also find several vintage and high quality accessories. There is a little shop not far from the market selling only female items, from the 60s and 70s: it is the king Size Village.
SECONDHAND DEALERS: A HOBBY THE MARKET OF BORGHETTO FLAMINIO
Borghetto Flaminio market takes place inside a garage open from 10 am to 7 pm every day. You have to pay a symbolic 1-euro ticket to enter, but inside of it you will find also toilets and rest stops. It actually is an invitation to stay there all the day, surrounded by vintage atmospheres, as the number of stands available makes you spend all the day looking for the best deal. The market is situated in Flaminio district, a few steps from the square with the same name, and it is family especially for ceremony clothes, by important stylists, often sold for cheap prices. The market also houses amateur sellers, so if you have something you want to give away, you can reserve a page for you there and earn some money you could invest in the vintage bag sold buy the stand next to yours.
THE MARKET OF THE OLYMPIC VILLAGE FOR SHOES LOVERS
The last market we tell you about and you can't miss to visit is the Villaggio Olimpico, near Ponte Milvio, the bridge famous for the love locks. The market takes place on the road only on Friday morning, so if it is a rainy day don't go there. It sells any kind of items, but it has certainly become famous thanks to the vintage accessories and the shoes it sells. People visiting the Villaggio Olimpico market can find wonderful boots, but also elegant shoes, trainers, for men, women and children. The stands actually offer big stocks of the best brands, so it is very easy to find your size, even if you fit an intermediate size. You can also my back, hip, cops, and many other accessories for extremely cheap prices, and you can also find a vintage item of great value.
WHERE TO SLEEP IN ROME FOR A WEEKEND DISCOVERING THE MARKETS
If you want to discover the market of the capital during your weekend in Rome, the perfect place where to stay surely is the Hotel Cosmopolita, situated in the heart of Rome, a few steps from Piazza Venezia, in a privileged position to reach all the trendy market of the city. Contact us for rates and rooms availability!
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