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Rome Markets (Farmers & Covered) open on Easter Sunday?

DistendedBelly Apr 19, 2011 08:26 AM

As this was asked briefly in another thread ("3 day intro to Rome"), I thought I'd pose the question here, as it's somewhat off topic. I was wondering if the following 3 places will be open on Easter Sunday?

• Citta’ dell’Altra Economia
Shop: 10-8, Tues to Sun

• Roma Farmer’s Market
Saturdays (9-6) and Sundays (9-2).

• Circo Massimo
It runs every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30am-7pm.

As Monday is a holiday, are all regular Mon-Sat markets open (eg 7am-130ish)/business as usual? eg

Campo dei Fiori
Piazza Vittorio
Rionale Via Cola di Rienzo
Piazza Alessandria
delle Coppelle
San Cosimato

Just wanted to see if anyone knew.. so we wouldn't arrive to find an empty square, or CHIUSO sign!

Grazille mille in advance!


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  1. tavoleromane RE: DistendedBelly Apr 19, 2011 09:34 AM

    Thank you DB for posting this new thread that can be very helpful!

    I start writing the few information I already know but I'll try to get something more in the coming days.

    Circo Massimo Farmer's Market will be closed on Easter Sunday, while it will be open with regular hours the 1st of May.

    Markets you listed usually are closed on public holidays and I guess they will be closed on Pasquetta (Monday the 25th).

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    1. re: tavoleromane
      DistendedBelly RE: tavoleromane Apr 19, 2011 12:36 PM

      And thank you tavoleromane for responding so quickly!

      Ah, so I'm guessing we should perhaps err on the cautionary side ..

      1. re: DistendedBelly
        jen kalb RE: DistendedBelly Apr 19, 2011 12:44 PM

        Sundays and holidays are just not good food shopping days in Italy, generally.
        Better to target a different day.

        1. re: jen kalb
          vinoroma RE: jen kalb Apr 19, 2011 01:24 PM

          All markets you cited are closed on easter sunday.
          The farmers market (testaccio ex-mattatoio) and circo massimo (campagna amica) are usually open sundays, but not on the highest catholic holiday.
          The others are open mon- sat as long as these days are not a holiday. Easter monday is a holiday.

          But, am i confusing your plans/you - i thought you will be here the weekeend after that, around may 1st?

          1. re: vinoroma
            DistendedBelly RE: vinoroma Apr 19, 2011 02:14 PM

            Good to know, thanks for this! Won't be in Rome the following Sunday (May 1st), so had to see if these places were open when we are there!

            Cheers to everyone for the info

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