Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Borghetto Flaminio Flea Market

I should have been taking more pictures to show you all the different treasures but I got a little distracted at the silk scarf table!!! I didn't see a lot of big antiques but smaller items including an incredible array of old watches, jewelry, clothing, linens, hats, beautiful handbags, some pottery, etchings and so on. It's open from 10am until 7pm and if we didn't have reservations at my all time favorite place to see art in Rome, the Galleria Borghese, my Mom and I may have gotten ourselves into a world of trouble!

For my birthday (which is not until December, mind you!) I got an old strand of beautiful coral with a beautiful antique clasp and for Christmas ;) I got two lovely Italian silk scarves. My more scored two scarves as well, one of which is a Gianfranco Ferre' and is so soft and light you almost can't feel it! We also found beautiful gifts and an antique white blouse in cotton voile with white lace trim for her.

It's pretty easy to find. Head north through the gates at Piazza del Popolo, cross Piazzale Flaminio and towards your right you will see Via Flaminia (which at the moment is having major road work!) Head North on Via Flaminia 5 or 6 blocks to Piazza della Marina 32. You might want to take a cab because you'll need to save your energy to shop.

Hungry after? Osteria Gastone. Via Flaminia, 64/65. Sit upstairs. I am not sure of their hours on Sunday but a great local place where I had some amazing zucchini flowers, ravioli stuffed with buffalo mozzarella (shown on my first Rome post), and this very cool dish of potato and eggplant. We only saw locals because of the neighborhood. My mouth is watering at the thought.



KathyA said...

I could get into trouble at that market, too!

Victoria said...

Such fun..such beautiful charm all around!! Looove all the photos...i just wanna to reach inside the basket and tables and grab something wonderful! magical post! Thanks for always taking me along for the ride of adventure!!

Candy said...

I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying reading about your trip! I love antiques, too, so I'm sure I'd get into big trouble at Borghetto Flaminio Flea Market:)

Bonito said...

Bellisimo flea market!
Are you in Italy?

Shayna said...

I'm loving reading the wonderful details of your adventures! Scarves & tins & jewels ... and such marvelous feasts! Such a pleasure to "go" there with you in this way ~.~

Orphin Lasz said...

I love flea markets! One never knows what you'll find in there; sometimes small treasures, even!

Lovely post ; w ;

~ Orphin's Domains ~

Loree said...

Antiques and vintage ... a great way to spend the day.

Natalia said...

looks great!!
i wish i could have been to that market!
great blog!!!

Cobalt Violet said...

Luis, I am back home now but missing Italy! Hopefully I can make some money and get back there soon!

Glad to hear you all aren't sick of my "travelog!" I haven't even gotten to Assisi and Positano yet!

Thanks for comments! I love each and every one!

Kerry O'Gorman said...

This is a great tour we're on...I'm going to spend a few more hours in the flea market looking over those tins and scarves... I'll meet you later for wine and ravioli!

spacedlaw said...

I intend to go to MAXXI tomorrow, so maybe I'll end up having lunch at Gastone's. Thanks for the tip.

PK Studios said...

I think you now need two! Hmmmm. You need a sponsor to pay for your travels....Can you market your blog to a travel company?

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