The Nomentano market of Rome !!!

Well this is a big missed; just lucky that browsing my usb on my vault of pictures found me one. How can I forget the market near our apartment when vacationing with the family in Rome ! Oh well, better late than never as the saying goes. Here is my take on the Nomentano market of Rome !!!

All this to say that entering the Nomentano Market is quite a different experience from wandering around the Sicilian stalls. Placed exactly in the center of Piazza Alessandria ,it seems to be literally embedded within it. We came by via Ancona to it, It is in fact an imposing Umbertine-style building built in 1926. However, it can be ruled out that this is the reason why there are decorative pediments on the outside of the building representing the famous Capitoline she-wolf who fed Romulus and Remus. The Nomentano was the first covered market in Rome. Certainly, it was the first to join, in the spring of 2016, a project of great structural and stylistic renewal called Mercati d’Autore with the aim of rediscovering and enhancing the cultural and social identity of the Roman market realities.

roma covered market via ancona e alexandria aug13
Between the frame of Piazza Alessandria there is one of the oldest Roman neighborhood markets, the Nomentano Market, currently developed in a structure of the twenties, designed by the first female architect of Italy, Elena Luzzato, with splendid vertical windows in wrought iron that light up the whole interior. It is a metropolitan market, designed on a human scale, in this case tailored to the inhabitants of the neighborhood. The first market to have joined the Author Markets project, it has a well-furnished and comfortable foyer area and bookcrossing bookcases. After joining Mercati d’Autore, the beautiful market in Piazza Alessandria, in addition to being the historical commercial point of reference, with excellent products of excellent quality, has become a fixed stop for frequent visitors who, on break from studying or work, find refreshment and relaxation within the walls of this splendid market where it is possible to eat thanks to the presence of many street food activities. Sublime, great for the memories of always!!

For info it is located in Piazza Alessandria, formerly piazza Principe di Napoli, a few steps from Porta Pia, via Nomentana and corso d’Italia, it is the oldest local market of Municipio II, born for the needs of the Salario district and the Ministries present on the axis via XX Settembre /via Nomentana.(memory nudge by our apartment! see post)  Open Mondays to Saturdays from 7h to 15h.

The markets of Rome on the Nomentano market:

The Rome tourist office on the Nomentano market

There you go folks, another dandy spot in eternal Rome! This was a delightful find and look forward to visit again,eventually. The Nomentano market is very good indeed; hope you get to see it too.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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