Passato e Presente Rome

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Passato e Presente – My favorite antique market

Near the large-scale murals of SANBA (the street art project in San Basilio) there is this flea market selling all kinds of knick-knacks and antiques.

I like it because here you can still find authentic objects and some great deals, unlike the flea markets in the city center, which are expensive and tourist-targeted, and whose objects on display look kind of fake.

At the San Basilio’s antique market, instead, I’ve always found quirky trinkets and novelties and, most of all, a very genuine atmosphere. The market is not very big, there might be 20 stalls, but it is well worth a visit!

My favourite stalls are those selling maps and globes (to feed my wanderlust!), old toys (to relive¬†my youth), postcards and pictures of a Rome from another time (as I’m very curious about¬†how areas change throughout the decades), vintage clothing (to go along with my girlish side) and second hand books (because reading is dreaming with open eyes!).

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Via Tino Buazzelli, Rome

Opening Times

Sat - Sun 09:00 - 20:00


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)