The colors of Porta Portese Market
This is the case of Porta Portese market, the most famous and popular flea market of the capital, located just outside of the homonymous port, along the Via Portuense and just off Viale Trastevere, in an area that for years was destined to services of big size and low prestige: exhaust artifacts of sewerage system, building material stores, the old municipal dog pound, the city seemed to end in viale Trastevere, beyond which extended an amorphous area, dotted with shacks and semi-abandoned. The Sunday visit to Porta Portese, however, despite the state of neglect and decay prevailing in the area, is still a popular leisure loved by Romans and tourists, as evidenced by the eponymous song of the seventies of the singer Claudio Baglioni.
Open from 6:00 am to 14:00 every Sunday market reopens welcoming visitors and onlookers in a space so large and diverse that you really can find everything from new and used clothing, old bicycles, motorcycle helmets, suitcases, bags, home accessories, plants, records, antiques, furniture, records, CDs, umbrellas, key chains, toys, cosmetics, vintage postcards, shoes, leather and all you can think of. A different and lively place, well away from the majesty of the center, but able to astonish with its colors and its stalls, which will make you discover a corner of this alternative Rome, take the opportunity to go shopping on a budget.