20 03, 2015

The New Testaccio Market

2017-02-17T15:15:50+01:00March 20th, 2015|Categories: Gastronomic Traditions, Markets, Rome & Lazio, Travel, Videos|4 Comments

The nearly three year old Testaccio Market is new by Roman standards. When it opened in the summer of 2012, fans of the original market were skeptical of the modern space that had moved away from Piazza Testaccio in the heart of the district. The inauguration of an American budget steakhouse and terrible sushi restaurant [...]

27 01, 2015

Beppe’s Cheeses Come to Campo de’ Fiori

2017-02-17T15:15:59+01:00January 27th, 2015|Categories: Food & Wine, Markets, Rome & Lazio|2 Comments

A cynical Rome-based food writer once wrote of Campo de’ Fiori, central Rome’s most famous market, “Spend 10 minutes standing next to the statue of Giordano Bruno in the center of the square and analyze the tourist to local shopper ratio. No Rome resident has ever purchased limoncello that comes in a boot-shaped […]

19 11, 2014

Mordi e Vai in the Testaccio Market

2017-02-17T15:16:06+01:00November 19th, 2014|Categories: Food & Wine, Fried Foods, Gastronomic Traditions, Markets, Meat, Restaurants, Restaurants in Rome, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget|Tags: |8 Comments

Sergio Esposito preparing a panino all’allesso. When the new Mercato di Testaccio opened in July 2012, vendors and shoppers did not universally rejoice. Higher rents, a less convenient location, a sterile atmosphere and a competing weekend farmers’ market nearby were among the complaints. But in the two and a half years since the structure’s inauguration, [...]

12 04, 2014

Vicolo Della Moretta Farmers’ Market

2017-02-17T15:16:17+01:00April 12th, 2014|Categories: Food & Wine, Markets, Rome & Lazio|6 Comments

Tomorrow, and every other Sunday, organic and biodynamic producers from Lazio, Abruzzo and Tuscany gather on the edge of Vicolo della Moretta in central Rome. The market, which runs from 8am-5pm, was the city’s first farmers’ market and is organized by Di Sana Pianta e Agropelagus. It features the sale of […]

7 03, 2014

Biomercato at Testaccio’s Città dell’ Altra Economia

2017-02-17T15:16:29+01:00March 7th, 2014|Categories: Food & Wine, Markets, Rome & Lazio, Rome on a Budget|2 Comments

Every Sunday, the Biomercato organic farmers’ market sets up shop in the Città dell’ Altra Economia’s cobblestoned courtyard. Stalls cluster in the vast piazza flanked by retired slaughter house pavilions, wire fencing, a pile of ancient terra cotta refuse, refugee housing and the Tiber River. […]