Testaccio has been at the center of Rome’s food trade from the city’s earliest days. Situated on the eastern bank of the River Tiber, the area was once home to Rome’s emporium, the fluvial port. The new market at via Galvani was officially opened on July 2nd in 2012. 5000 square meters, of which 2000 dedicated to public services and shops, slots for 103 vendors, an underground of 6000 square meters for a total of 270 parking spaces. Additionally, an archeological area of 7000 square meters which can be partially visited. There is almost anything at Testaccio market: fruit and vegetables, fish and meat, cheese and sausages, shoes, socks, clothes.
The particularity of the New Testaccio market is possibility to eat at the market a snacks or a meal, the choice is rich: Street Food, Slow Food and Italian Cuisine, pizza, noodles, fish, meet, sandwiches but even Sushi and tacos. Once a month the market keeps open until midnight, it’s called Open Day: music, dance, the stalls become spots for an aperitivo or a dinner and it ends up with a deejay set. You can also visit the excavations for free on the occasion of the Open Day.