Borghetto Flaminio
Borghetto Flaminio
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Borghetto Flaminio

Take a gander around this upmarket garage sale in a former bus depot for bric-a-brac and vintage designer clothes

Kate Zagorski

Time Out says

What is it?

Launched in 1994, this lively garage sale-style market was the first of its kind in Rome. Thirty years on it still attracts a weekly clientele of regulars who come to rifle through the stalls of vintage clothing, antique furniture, jewelly and other miscellanea and knickknacks in the hope of finding treasure. 

Is it worth visiting?

If you are looking for one-of-kind curiosities or unusual souvenirs this is the best place to strike gold. With most goods coming from house sales and clearouts, it is not uncommon to come across designer or quality items at knock-down prices. The relaxed, convivial, Sunday vibe is also a welcome change of pace from visiting Rome’s museums, ruins and churches. 

What can I buy there?

Unlike other markets of Rome which are free, here there is an entry fee of €1.60 which is a fair price for an hour or so of perusing and ensures that visitors are serious about purchasing. The market is located a little way north of Rome’s centre giving you a good excuse to explore a non-touristic part of town. 

What’s worth visiting nearby?

The Flaminio district backs onto Villa Borghese so it’s easy combine your market jaunt with a stroll through the park or a visit to one of the nearby museums such as the National Gallery of Modern Art or the Villa Giulia Etruscan Museum. 

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Piazza della Marina, 32
00196 Roma RM
Tram 19
Opening hours:
Open Sept-mid July 10am-7pm Sun.
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