Porta Portese 2 (also known as Porta Portese Est) takes its name from the homonym, well renowned Porta Portese market of Portuense street, in Trastevere.
As well as its twin market, Porta Portese 2 takes place every Sunday, but it’s not just a duplicate of the first one: with its specific multiracial ambience – and often less pricey than the first one – you won’t be surprised to discover that, even if it’s more peripheral, it’s usually very crowded unless you go there in the early morning (the market starts at 07:00) or around lunchtime (and this is sometimes the moment when street vendors begin to sell off their goods, before leaving). I also adore its non-touristy atmosphere, and that aspect of local fair it has.
So, when it comes to second hand items and bargain shopping, there’s no doubt as to where to go!
You’ll find plenty of stalls with a wide range of clothing, shoes and bric-a-brac, you can spend a whole morning here (don’t forget to keep an eye on your personal belongings whilst browsing)!
If you get tired of it… find yourself a sunny spot in one of the outdoor food courts for a beer and a “panino”, at a very cheap price.
Take the tram line number 14, leaving from Termini station square, and go all the way up to the intersection of Prenestina and Palmiro Togliatti (exactly 19 stops from Termini): at the tram stop, follow the crowd on a short ride, and you’ll get to the midst of the market!