Welcome to one of the oldest markets in Rome. The name Mercato Vittorio refers to the old location, which stuck even after the recent move to a beautiful structure on via Principe Amedeo. It’s famous for the multi-ethnic products, most of which are difficult or impossible to find anywhere else in Rome.
Conveniently situated close to Rome’s central Station Termini, it’s open from from 06:00 – 14:00 daily, except Sundays.
The products are fresh and so far it’s the only place where I can find such a variety of spices, exotic fruits and vegetables: bok choy, azuki, mango.
There’s no need to know the use or nature of the products: if in doubt, every seller will be more than happy to launch into long recipes.
Some of the more popular products can be found in Italian supermarkets, but none will have affordable prices like this market.
As well as the novelty of all these exotic products, I just enjoy a walk through the market because of its charm: to be hit by loud voices between stalls in various languages (sometimes I hear a sentence in Romano, a reply in Arabic, both parties speaking in different languages for a long time, they both have no idea what the other is saying, but they are perfectly happy to communicate in this manner).
I hugely recommend the central part of the market (with a beautiful glass /wood roof), but tend to avoid the side-part which is filled with clothing and household items – unless I need cheap shoes to wear during the summer.
Mercato Vittorio | Art & culture, Shopping | 500g almonds € 2
Via principe amedeo 285
Mon – Sat 06:00 – 14:00