Porta Portese#14 in Best Things To Do in Rome
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Porta Portese is a Sunday morning market (about 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.) in Trastevere that travel experts say fashionistas won't want to miss. While vendors sell everything from books to antiques (and antique lookalikes), the market's main focus is clothes – both new and used.
Recent travelers' reviews are mixed: Some enjoyed the flea market experience, while others found little that piqued their interest. The travelers that didn't enjoy the market suggest you scout out smaller, more intimate markets, selling perhaps more authentic goods.
If you do decide to visit the market, keep an eye on your valuables. Because it's so crowded, the market can be a magnet for pickpockets. And if something catches your eye, do as the locals do and bargain the price. To reach the market, visitors can take metro line B to the Mariconi station and then bus No. 170. You can peruse the market free of charge.
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#1 Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi)
A must-see on many travelers' itineraries, the Trevi Fountain is situated amongst a high concentration of hotels, shopping and nightlife. Finished in the mid-1700s, the Trevi is a powerful example of a baroque design with a distinctly mythological character. The god of the sea, Oceanus, emerges from the pool, flanked by his trusty Tritons. The fountain underwent an extensive, mutlimillion euro restoration and reopened in its full splendor in November 2015.
According to Roman lore, throwing one, two or three coins into the Trevi, with your right hand over your left shoulder ensures you'll return to Rome; you'll fall in love with an attractive Roman; and you'll marry that same Roman.
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