Rome’s markets are a food lover’s paradise. Whether you’re on the hunt for the most beautiful and round Roman artichoke or some pecorino cheese straight from the sheep, in Rome you don’t have to look far to find such products at their freshest.
Markets can be found in every rioni (or district) of Rome and are called mercati rionali. They are often the social center of the district and have been for ages. Rome locals buy their produce from the descendants of the very vendors their grandparents bought produce from. In the markets, gossip spreads like wildfire. Banter is expected and usually happens in that sarcastic form of Italian known as Romanaccio (or Roman slang).
For visitors and tourists to Rome, a trip to a local market can be one of the best Roman experiences. But don’t go just to look! Get in on the action: buy some fresh clementines, ask for a recipe or the name of a strange-looking vegetable, or compliment the vendor on his fruits.
Here’s a list of our all-time favourite markets in Rome:
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