Wednesday, February 15, 2023

CCR Market Visit: Mercato Trionfale - March 11, 2023

We're off to market once again! Resuming our round of visits to Rome's neighbourhood markets, we're going to explore the Mercato Trionfale. Currently the biggest covered market in the city, it's also considered the oldest official mercato rionale (public neighbourhood market). It started in the late 1800s when the Prati area was still, indeed, mostly open agricultural fields, as well as a frequent stop for travellers and hunters heading towards the urban area. Starting in the 1930s it became an official covered market on Via Andrea Doria and in 2009 it was inaugurated with its new name of "Nuovo Mercato Trionfale" after its transformation into a huge glass-and-cement construction.

This informal visit will be led by local CCR members who will share some of their favourite market stalls with participants. Those who wish can join us for lunch at a local trattoria.

When: Saturday, March 11, 2023
Time and Meeting Place: 10:30 a.m. at La Fiorentina café, Via Andrea Doria, 20-22.
Cost: free
RSVP at ATTN Linda by Thu. March 9, 2023, specifying whether you'd also like to join the lunch reservation.