Sunday, January 15, 2012

Flea Market - Trastevere

Today I visited the largest flea market in Rome, and one of the largest in Europe. It happens here in Trastevere every Sunday. There were tents set up in Porto Portese for miles, selling a variety of goods from underwear to Roman antiques. Some great stands had hand carved wood dishes, ancient sculptures, and even oil paintings. My personal favorite stand had engraved whale tusks from Nantucket; a nice little taste of home!

The market can be a bit overwhelming, a lot going on and lots of people! The prices seemed good, but I'm still getting used to the Euro. Cheap sunglasses sold for around one euro and knockoff bags for around twenty. I'm not sure if that is a deal or not? Either way, lots to look at.

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