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Campo de’Fiori - the main open-air produce market in the centro storico.
Piazza Testaccio - authentic neighbourhood market in the Testaccio area. The northern side has shoe stalls which often have last season’s styles at bargain prices.
Via Sannio - just outside the ancient city walls by San Giovanni, it can be a good spot to find bargain leather goods.
Porta Portese - along the via Portuense, from Porta Portese to via Ettore Rolli, Rome’s largest flea market boasts quite a lot of junk, but persist and the occasional bargain appears. Watch your belongings.
Non-EU citizens who spend at least €155 in the same shop on the same day can claim back the IVA which is taxed at 20%. If this applies to you ask the assistant in the shop for a receipt with a description of the items purchased and a “tax free cheque”. This should be handed in at the airport when leaving the EU (no more than 90 days later). For more information see www.globalrefund.com.