Porta Portese Flea Market in Trastevere and my 2 Euro coat

On Sunday Oct. 14th we headed down the street to check out the Porta Portese flea market. I had read about this market but had no idea that it would be so close to us until my home exchange hosts told me about it. There are about 3.5 km of stalls set by people from all over Trastevere and some bring their goods in from nearby towns. What great luck. People come from all over Rome for bargains, it is popular with Romans, immigrants and also tourists like me. It opens around 6:30 A.M and goes until about 2 P.M.

Plant stall

Plant stall

I understand that you really have to watch your wallet as there are lots of pick pockets lurking about.

One will find almost anything from trendy cloths, new items, sun glasses, baked goods, shoes, produce, furniture and antiques to brick- a-brack. It had a bit of everything and the tables just went on and on.

Canaries for sale

Canaries for sale

We had so much fun checking everything out. I saw a Venetian glass chandelier and I thought…I want that. Then on second thought I would have to have it shipped home and I would have to haggle for a good price, so I changed my mind. I am sure that if I lived in Rome I would have purchased all kinds of things I don’t need.

Venetian glass chandelier

Venetian glass chandelier

I dove right into the action and started rooting around in the bins of clothes.

New red bag

My red bag from Porta Portese flea market for 5 Euros.

I did buy a coat in the new spring green color for only 2 euros, 2 scarves for 1,50 euros each and a red leather bag for 5 euros. I couldn’t believe that I got such good deals.

There were so many things I liked but it would be to much trouble to cart them back to Canada.

My 2 Euro coat from Porta Portese Flea market

My 2 Euro coat from Porta Portese Flea market

Collectibles

Collectibles

Books

All kinds of books

We got some rustic bread to take back to the apartment and some sweet rolls to eat while resting on a bench in a nearby park.

Park near Porta Portese flea market

Park near Porta Portese flea market

 Everything you could imagine.

Everything you could imagine for sale

umbrellas for sale

umbrellas for sale

Colorful ceramics

Colorful ceramics

Bargain hunting at the Porta Porteses flea market

Bargain hunting at the Porta Porteses flea market

It was a beautiful sunny day to do a little people watching. Everyone seemed to really enjoy their bargain hunting and it was a fun day for me that I am sure to remember. Do you have a favorite flea market?

Plants

Plants

beautiful flowers

beautiful flowers

bags

bags

Lemon trees for sale

Lemon trees for sale

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I am an artist, that also loves to bake, cook, write, garden decorate and take photo's. I have dabbled in all kinds of crafts and business. My passion is travel; I travel and manage my websites. www.travel-tips-packing-luggage.com and nu-groovy.com "With direction in one hand and passion in the other, my hands are always full of possibilities". ~ unknown
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2 Responses to Porta Portese Flea Market in Trastevere and my 2 Euro coat

  1. Angelika Kolompar says:

    WHAT FUN YOU HAD. LOVE THE COAT AND BAG AND I LOVED THE CANDELIER TOO

    • I really did have a lot of fun. I used the coat and bag in Italy but will have to take the coat with me to Mexico or wait for Spring to wear it again. Glad you agree that the chandelier is nice. (I really wanted that Chandelier!) Al has to restrain me sometimes.

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