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Flea Market / Weekend Market & Local Market

by bjb725

I am visiting Rome on Oct 8 - 10 (Fri - Sun) and Oct 15 - 17 (Fri - Sun). Can anybody pls advise me the interesting flea market / weekend market and alos the local market, preferably around termini station. Kindly advise the detailed direction, date and timing too.

appreciate the advices.

Thanks alot :)

Re: Flea Market / Weekend Market & Local Market

by mccalpin

What kind of product are you looking for?

At Campo de' Fiori, there are stalls primarily for food goods every morning except Sunday morning.

I don't know where you're starting from (the Termini area?), but if from Termini, take the #64 bus from the Repubblica stop (walk from Piazza dei Cinqucento in front of the train station in the direction of Piazza della Repubblica until you see the sign for the #64 bus) and go 7 stops and get off at the Corso Vittorio Emmanuel/Sant'Andrea della Valle stop, then walk southwest about 250 meters.

The other well-known market (but there are certainly others) is Porta Portese, which is a street market for all sorts of stuff (especially clothing) every Sunday morning. We used to joke that if your car radio was stolen during the week, you could go down to the Porta Portese market on Sunday and buy it back ;-)

To get there from the Termini area, go again in the direction of Piazza della Repubblica and look for the electric tram stop marked "H". Take this tram 6 stops to "TRASTEVERE/MIN. PUBBLICA ISTRUZIONE" (yeah, that's the ministry of public education), and walk about 350 meters southeast to Piazza di Porta Portese. Note that at this point, you are on the north end of the market - it stretches southwestwards parallel to the river down to near Stazione Trastevere, which means that, in theory, you could also take a train from Termini to Trastevere (and walk north to the market)...the only problem being that on Sunday morning, these commuter trains aren't very frequent...
departs Termini:
06:15
07:39
10:09
11:09
12:15...and so on

The direct train is 14 minutes and is 0.90 euro each way...which means that it's cheaper than the tram, which will be 1.00 euro ;-)

Bill

Re: Flea Market / Weekend Market & Local Market

by craic

yes porta portese is the biggest market i know of - every sunday from early (about 7) and it's all over by 3

it runs from the porta portese gate a very long way down towards trastevere station
the best way to get there i know of is to catch the H bus from termini (or any bus that goes down Viale di Trastevere - there are signs at the stops listing all the stops the bus makes) and jump off anywhere after porta portese and walk two minutes down any side street to the market

keep a good grip on your wallet - pick pickets everywhere

the market has almost everything from new clothes, second hand clothes, kitchen equipment, antiques and collectibles, food stalls, toys, books, you name it!

Re: Flea Market / Weekend Market & Local Market

by bjb725

Thks for the sharing with clear direction.

Re: Flea Market / Weekend Market & Local Market

by ATLC

porta portese market was a delight. Despite the warnings (heed them!) I felt comfortable walking there.

Don't forget to explore the Trastevere area. Delightful also!

Travel Tips for Rome

Hotel info and some sites to see in Roma

by adambeau

Greetings, I'm not sure when you're going but check out these few sites for lodging info, in addition to the regular hotel sites like Hotels.com, Expedia.com , etc. (I've used both, not bad prices if you book in advance, but also check Venere.com and rentalinrome.com ) I myself am using rentalinrome for my upcoming lodging for the next few weeks and they have a great selection of low-mid-high cost apartment rentals that are a lot less expensive than the spacious-modern hotels.

For the boys, if there into cars, AND if you're going in April, there's an exhibition going on about cars - some fantastic old-new Ferrarri's on display called: The Legend of Speed, Art, Motorization & Society in 20th century Italy, at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale 194 (it's only 12.50 euro tix cost, phone 06 3996 7500. Not sure how long it's to be there, but google it or the museum and you should find the info) Also, Castel Sant'Angelo museum (Lungo Tevere 50, National Museum of St Angelo) has the largest collection of militaria and arms IN THE WORLD, so they might enjoy that, too!

All the Piazza's have nightlife galore for the younger crowds, and Testaccio area of Trastevere is geared toward young, too. But even there you'll find a lot of mixed crowds of both young and old alike. Then there's the Porta Portese Flea Market, Pyramid of Caius (S of Aventine Hill at Porta Ostiense), Forum Romano, Colosseum, etc, or even a 1-1.5 hr train ride to Naples and Pompeii.

Just a few thoughts...
~ciao

Rome is a huge city and has...

by Michael_D

Rome is a huge city and has problems like any other city but a few things stand out. There are a great number of purse snatchings and backpack 'slits', done with a very sharp razor slitting the bottom of your backpack so all the contents fall downward...it is done with such skill that the thief is gone before you know it. ALSO Italian men are notorious for being aggressive. While riding the metro one female friend of mine was pinched so hard it looked like she had been hit in the butt with a pool cue it was so black and blue. Thereafter, when we went on the Metro I made it obvious I was WITH her...and it quelled the digital attacks. We also agreed that it was safest if I more or less stood so I was firmly abutted to her rear quarters. Being the complete and total gentleman my mother raised me to be, I obliged. *sigh*
the things we men will DO in the name of CHIVALRY,,eh?
I considered it my solemn DUTY!

The Coppedé District

by abarbieri

The Coppedé district, that quadrilateral behind Piazza Buenos Aires, enclosed within Via Tagliamento, Clitunno, Serchio, Ombrone and Arno and converging onto Piazza Mincio.
It is named for the one who created it between 1921 and 1926, Gino Coppede, transatlantic architect and developer, a little extravagant in its eclectic style which evoked medieval and renaissance architecture with stylings of enchanted castles."

Airport train

by AstrOlga

When you arrive to the main airport of Rome, Fiumicino (FCO), you have 2 choices: one is taking a cab which will cost you 40 Eu (usually is a fixed price no matter where you go within the city), even though they might charge you more if it's night time or add 3 Eu for each luggage you carry with. 2nd choice is following the signs 4 the railway station inside the airport and take the train to Termini (Rome central station). There's usually one every 30 minutes during the day, none at night. When in Termini you can go out and take a cab (doing so you've saved a lot of money) or stay inside and take the subway.

Touristy but fun place for dinner

by mpileggi about Ristorante del Pallaro

Der Pallaro is a place that serves a fixed priced menu with wine and water for 23 euros per person. It’s whatever mama cooks that day, although based on reading other reviews of this restaurant mama repeats some of the dishes. The antipasti consisted of huge portions of thinly sliced prosciutto, cooked lentils, sliced fennel, olives, ham croquettes, cheese croquettes, and mozzarella balls. Next came the rigatoni pasta cooked in a light red sauce followed by slices of meat sautéed in olive oil and parsley along with potato chips (potato chips are not my kind of Roman food). Lemon torte for dessert. House red and white wine; bottled water. With the exception of the meat being slightly overcooked, everything was delicious. After all the various antipasti dishes, I was quite full by the time the meat dish arrived. This is not gourmet food but for a decent meal in Rome with a fun atmosphere, this is the place to go. Both the dining rooms inside and outside were filled to capacity.

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