La Soffitta Sotto I Portici is a true hot-spot for Rome’s young and trendy population, as well as Roman collectors.
Literally translating into “The attic under the arcades”, La Soffitta Sotto I Portici Flea Market is located just under the impressive Piazza Augusto Imperatore portico (off the popular Via Del Corso), and mid-way between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo. As a matter of facts, the area surrounding this market is one of the most beautiful and historic in Rome, which therefore makes a trip to La Soffitta Sotto I Portici a treat in itself.
A few times a month from dusk till dawn, hundreds of flea market enthusiast and antiques experts come and rifle through the +60 stalls of La Soffitta Sotto I Portici Market to grab a real bargain or just to enjoy a walk amongst unusual and interesting artifacts.
From second-hand jewelry or clothing, to antique World War I flying leather helmets, turn-of-the-century kaleidoscopes, books, stamps, coins, antiques decor, paintings, prints, small furniture, frames, ancient pottery, crystal beads or antique lace, La Soffitta Sotto I Portici is a gem of an antiques market for Rome’s trendy and collectors who come to browse bric-a-brac and vintage.
All in all, La Soffitta Sotto I Portici has much to offer for those who love collecting vintage merchandises and memorabilia. Admission is free, fun is guaranteed and almost always high is the temptations for connoisseurs to bring something back home before heading to ‘Gusto for a well deserved lunch.
Antiquing Tip Of The Day
Don’t haggle if it’s the right price. Bargaining for a better price is a normal, expected, and a welcome practice at the flea market. But if your jaw drops when they tell you how much (in a good way), first be sure there’s not a catch, and then take the deal when it’s handed to you; these are the good people and karma is a thing.
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