Imagine walking around Rome in between an ancient monument and a Baroque church and you suddenly get the urge to browse around a few shops. This atmosphere of times gone has perhaps prompted you to seek-out some Vintage clothing, but where to find it is the question? This article will introduce you to the 7 best shops and “Vintage” marketplaces in Rome.
The Market in Porta Portese
It is the oldest “flee market” in the city, held every Sunday from 06:00 to 14:00 in Piazza Porta Portese which is close to the area of Testaccio and the Cestia Pyramid (the Egyptians were not the only ones to build them!). All sorts of things can be found here, from antiques, bicycles and musical instruments to electronics.
The Market in Via Sannio
You will find it just a short walk away from the imposing Basilica of San Giovanni reachable with the “A” line of the underground. It is primarily a clothing market but you can also find sunglasses, shoes, hats and leather jackets, vintage ones at that too. Enjoy the folklore of the vendors who will do their best to attract you to their stalls. Open only on weekdays from 09:00 to 13:00.
We are still in the San Giovanni area and more precisely in Via dei Valeri 10. Here you’ll be at the headquarters of a chain that actually specialize in Vintage clothing, (the other shops are in the Monti area.). You’ll have two floors to get immersed into other eras, experience the scent of times gone passed and try on clothes of all colours dating back to the 70’s and 80’s. There is a great choice of vintage bags and suitcases. Look out for the area where you can buy by the Kilo!
Brick-a-brack in Ponte Milvio (The Milvian Bridge)
You will find this rather curious Marketplace right in the adjacent area to the bridge where the battle between Constantine and Maxentius took place in 312 AD. Primarily an antiques market not unlike Portobello Road in London, you are however also likely to find clothing of the 30’s and 40’s. On every first and second Sunday in the month from 09:00 to 20:00.
Borghetto Flaminio Market
Located in Piazzale della Marina 32, you’ll need to pay an entrance fee of just over 1 Euro but for that you also get facilities and well turned out stalls. Fun, colourful ideal for Vintage fans: old records to flamboyant evening dresses. From 10:00 to 19:00.
Via del Governo Vecchio
This street is a stone’s throw away from Piazza Navona, it is a must for all those who love Vintage and used clothing as well as cool ol’ accessories. One shop after the other will entice you in for a browse at wonderful little objects and hand-made clothing of old times. Prices are slightly higher here but the choice makes it worth it.
Here’s a real urban market in the heart of one of the most picturesque districts in Rome: Monti. High-end vintage pieces as well as modern gear, local hand-crafted objects and design. Located in Via Leonina 46. Every Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 to 20:00 – entrance free.
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