Mercato di Campagna Amica
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Mercato di Campagna Amica

For the best of Rome’s local produce, this market is a must do, writes Kate Zagorski

Kate Zagorski

Time Out says

What is it?

Tucked away in an unassuming building behind the Circus Maximus, the Campagna Amica weekend market features overs 60 stalls exhibiting all kinds of organic, local products sold directly from the producer. Farmers, cheese-makers and artisans peddle their wares, hand out tastings, and chat enthusiastically to the crowd of both locals and tourists. 

Is it worth visiting?

Not only is it a great place to discover and sample some local specialties and learn more about the regional food of the Lazio region, the Campagna Amica market is also a vibrant visual demonstration of just how much time and importance Italians dedicate to the quality and origin of what they consume. 

What can I buy there?

Foodies will find it easy to while away the time here, and it’s a great place to pick up some excellent quality gastronomic gifts and souvenirs such as jams, conserves, and olive oil. Chuck in a good-value lunch at one of the food trucks in the pretty courtyard and you’ve got yourself a delicious half day activity. 

What’s worth visiting nearby?

Have a Roman holiday moment and hop around the corner to stick your hand into the Mouth of Truth, or stay on the gourmet vibe and visit the nearby Garum – Museo della Cucina, a small, free museum which tracks the history Italian food. 

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