Weekend Market in Rome – Steps from the Circus Maximus

Sunday is a day to slow down, relax, and enjoy your surroundings, and of course, eat some good food.  Sunday is a perfect day to take a walk on Via dei Fori Imperiali (it is closed to traffic on Sunday), around the Colosseum, over to the Palatine, to the Circus Maximus.  By now you will have surely have worked up an appetite, am I right?

If you are looking for a unique market experience on a Saturday or Sunday, in the center of Rome, ditch Campo de’ Fiori, head to the Mercato di Campagna Amica del Circo Massimo.  Just steps from the Circus Maximus, you will find a bustling market where you can buy various goods directly from the people who produce them.

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It is a nice place to have lunch, and even buy some souvenirs.  Forget a t-shirt with a hulked-out gladiator on it – try some locally produced olive oil, or hazelnut chocolate spread (much better than mass-produced Nutella that you can buy at home).

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You can make a picnic with some porchetta, prosciutto, cheese, bread, and wine – you can find it all here.  If you are feeling less ambitious, there is also a place where you can order your lunch.  The menu changes, but usually you can choose from pasta, meat and vegetables.

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If you are in the area on a weekend, it is definitely worth a stop.  You will get a true market experience, with real products, directly from the people who create them.

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