Mercato di Via Sannio

Mercato di Via Sannio, Rome: Address, Mercato di Via Sannio Reviews: 3/5

Mercato di Via Sannio
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The area
Neighbourhood: Esquilino
Old school vibe from the very beginning is the only way to describe the Esquilino neighbourhood. The Esquilino takes pride in being one of the oldest areas in Rome for its key location on one of the city’s famous seven hills. From an ancient neighbourhood to its modern incarnation as a multicultural hub, Esquilino always has something going on—polyglot vendors debate street artists while kids play pick-up basketball games. Look around you: this area isn’t like the historic centre. Liberty architecture, large piazzas, and long boulevards mix with archaic arches, secret side alleys, and beautiful churches like Santa Maria Maggiore.
How to get there
  • San Giovanni • 3 min walk
  • San Giovanni • 3 min walk
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3.0
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dapper777
Monaco31,892 contributions
Goodbye fleamarket, welcome back Via Sannio, the real, the original!
Feb. 2021 • Friends
For a few years it had a moment of notoriety on the footstrps of another much bigger and more famous fleamarket, that one of Porta Portese.
Now what is left are a handful, a dozen useless stalls almost empty and selling almost nothing.
The Covid pandemic has exterminated all the sellers, but at the same time it has brought out the beauty of the lovely, well- kepr, green and clean garden around the Asinaria Gate and of the neighborhood and the beautiful buildings around it, with their shops and bars.
Welcome back Via Sannio, the real, the original!
Written 1 April 2021
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Alex E
2 contributions
Worth a visit if you need clothes
Sep. 2018 • Solo
I live nearby and don’t understand the hysterical reviews. There are a few stalls outside selling fake bags but that is not the market. Once inside there are about twenty stalls all selling second hand clothes. One sells men’s Lacoste and Ralph Lauren shirts and polos all in very good condition all with a price of ten or fifteen euros and arranged by size. No one is pushy. Another sells women’s silk shirts and dresses at reasonable prices. There isn’t much haggling. Most stalls have things grouped by price if it’s too much don’t buy it.
Written 29 September 2018
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Chris B
Boise, ID681 contributions
Don’t waste your time
Jul. 2018 • Couples
This was a short walk from our hotel. Each booth is selling the same product. As you walk by each one the sales people use high pressure to make you buy. We were looking for a suitcase because one of ours was destroyed by the airlines. Wasn’t very good quality but we needed one just to get home. Prices started at $70 and by the end I got it down to $20 but still didn’t buy it. On the corner there is a four-story department store. I can’t remember the name of it but we bought a couple things from there.
Written 24 July 2018
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ANGELO V
Milan, Italy1,551 contributions
Mercato di Via Sannio
Jan. 2018
You can arrive by underground, and the Mercato is very close to San Giovanni metro station. Just avoid the first sellers you encounter on entering Via Sannio - these are just junk sellers.
Further on, you find on your right the historic Mercato, with some good stands and several junk stands.
There is not much here, apart from clothing of any kinds, and the sellers are sometimes too insistent on capturing your attention.
Written 8 January 2018
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Patrick R
Sydney, Australia864 contributions
Tourist trap of the highest order
Oct. 2017 • Couples
Don't get aggressive here, get as creative as the exceptionally pushy & dodgy sellers.

Hit them with prices that will floor them, then you might have a chance of getting something you want for a good price.

Quality of the goods seems ok, but of course don't get talked into anything, and don't let them put something in your hand or on your wrist., or you will own it.

I did witness quite a lot of sniggering and rude talk from vendors making fun of the customers walking through.

When I approached one and challenged him, he denied everything like the coward he was.
To bad, I was going to buy something from him as well!!
Written 22 October 2017
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🎓🤓 Keep Life Simple 🤓🎓
Pittsburgh, PA34,638 contributions
Mostly new items
Nov. 2016 • Couples
The market is right behind the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. Like many have stated the dealers are pushy. But stop bothering you fast when you offer them a ridiculous low ball offer back. There is a whole area full of new Jeans ,t-shirt's and women's clothing. Bought a pair of Jeans for 20 Euro
Written 3 October 2017
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Justin D
kc3 contributions
Worse than anywhere in SE Asia
Mar. 2017 • Couples
Really horrendous. Wished I would have read this first. Sketchy area, rude vendors. So bad. The best part? This roman gate pic, attached.
Written 3 March 2017
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Peter T
London, UK151 contributions
Worth a look
Oct. 2016 • Couples
There are two parts of this market. The first is a double line of stalls along a road. The vendors are pushy but you can really haggle them down. A 10 euro item can normally be knocked down to anything between 5 to 7 euros. Lots of phone cases, accessories, watches, clocks, belts and wallets.

The second part is a very large covered market selling mostly clothes. There are new clothes, second hand and fakes. The prices are very good and if you have the time to rummage there are bargains to be had. I bought a new very good quality Rome University tee shirt that was better quality than those sold in the souvenir shops in Rome for a similar price.
Written 14 October 2016
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BlacqueJacque
Moscow, Russia96 contributions
Pretty much the same complaints as others
Aug. 2016 • Couples
Basically, I, like many, found this market via internet search...with promises of second-hand & vintage wares on offer. Nope. Crappy knock-off bags and clothes and pushy vendors.
Do not waste your time. Please.
Written 13 August 2016
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BestFoodAndWine
133 contributions
Never again
Jun. 2016 • Couples
We visit markets every now and then but the market at Via Sannio is the worst we have ever seen. Same bags etc all over, no variety. My recommendation is to visit other markets, for example the market in Firenze where you actually can find a lot of nice shoes, silk ties etc.
Written 26 June 2016
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