Shop like a local
Rome’s markets are far more than the Campo de’ Fiori. One locally favored hidden gem is the Mercato Monti, located just minutes from the Cavour metro stop. Open only on weekends, this is a highlight of the week for folks in the Rione Monti neighborhood.
The clothing on sale at Mercato Monti is a veritable treasure trove of Italian designers. You can find new works by young contemporary designers, or browse the vintage collections and find a Roman classic. Either way, you’re guaranteed one-of-a-kind finds.
More than clothes
While fashion and accessories are hardly strangers at the Mercato Monti, all manner of designers and artists set up shop here on Saturdays and Sundays. Artwork, illustrations, and creative books can all make unique souvenirs. Even if you aren’t looking to buy, with free admission, simply browsing this weekly market can add a little beauty to your Roman holiday.