This is the place to mingle with the long-bearded, tattoo covered fauna of Rome’s hipsterland. A tireless DJ will mix soft, Sunday-mood tunes as the background to your browsing of creations from the hippest artists, stylists and designers in the city, among the vintage clothing and hand-made jewellery.
This is a flea market 2.0, or an “Urban Market” as they call themselves, because it isn’t the average flea market crowded with junk, but more of an incubator for style innovation, a mix of ateliers of up-and-coming designers selling everything under the evergreen flagship of “Made in Italy”, from bags to lamps. The vintage feel and the uniqueness of the products on display make this indoor market a sophisticated and London-ish corner of Rome. Prices are crazy high, but the market is worth a visit, if only to drink in its hip atmosphere.
After browsing the stalls, stroll down the street through the touristy and gentrified -but still beautiful- Monti neighbourhood, as far as the Piazzetta Madonna dei Monti.