"Via Sannio Market (Mercato di Via Sannio)" submitted by RomeTour Editorial Team and last updated on Friday 15th July 2011
This market is kind of every-day "Porta Portese", specialized mostly in clothes. It was born after the WWII on Piazza Dante where the clothes send from USA as the help were distributed to Romans. Later the market moved in this street. It became permanent and grew bigger.
Snuggled up along a stretch of the ancient Aurelian Wall off Via Sannio are the covered stalls of the famous market in Rome for its stalls of second-hand clothes, which sell jeans, sports clothes, military clothes, army surplus, large variety of vintage items, etc (in case you need an extra pack, sleeping bag, or tent) all at low prices. There's also a corner dedicated to linens tablecloths, sheets, napkins, etc. If you like street fairs loaded with junky items but occasional nuggets of value or eccentric charm, this is the market for you.
The centre of the market is covered, with stands on the surrounding streets. It is open on weekdays during the morning. On Sundays several stands move to Porta Portese for the big street market there.
Via Sannio Market (Mercato di Via Sannio)
Via Sannio (San Giovanni)
Next to San Giovanni metro stop on line A at Via Sannio.
00183, Rome, Lazio, Italy
Zone: Quartiere Appio Latino (Roma sud)
Via Sannio Market (Mercato di Via Sannio) is Shown By "Map L Zone" As "18"
Hour: Open 09:00-13:30. Closed Sunday.
Phone: +39 06 48 8991
Fax: +39 (0)6 481 9316 (Tourist information)