Rome’s markets are a food-lovers paradise! Whether you’re on the hunt for the most
beautiful and round artichoke or some pecorino cheese straight from the sheep, in Rome you don’t
have to look far to find fresh products at the market. For visitors to Rome, a trip to a local market
can be one of the best Roman experiences. Here’s a list of our favorite markets:
Campo dei Fiori
Head to the market in Campo dei Fiori, held every morning but Sunday, for a slice of local
color. Sure, it is the most tourist-visited market on this list, mostly because it’s located in
the Centro Storico, but plenty of locals shop here daily. It’s also one of the oldest markets
in Rome, since 1869!
The market in Testaccio is another Roman standby. You can find anything from artesan house
furnishings to a butcher slicing fresh meats. Be sure to stop at the stand serving hot sandwiches
made with tripe, a district speciality!
Porta Portese Flea Market
Early every Sunday morning, the streets around Via Portuense in Trastevere fill shoppers
and sellers of every kind. This market is Rome’s largest, and busiest, and most raucous flea
market. There is lots of new stuff on sale but there is also a significant second-hand section
of the market. Expect to do some searching as the market gets crowded, especially on a sunny
Piazza Vittorio Market
One of the oldest markets in Rome, the Piazza Vittorio Market, or Esquilino Market, is full of
vendors from all over the world, not just Italians. You’ll find hard-to-find vegetables and
wonderfully smelling spices. This market is more international so you never know what
you will find! This market is open Monday to Saturday, 7am until 2pm
Happy shopping and hope to see you there!