Day one: Rain and Preparation

Rain might be the nightmare of field researchers. I have to admit I welcome it gladly. I need one day to get my thoughts together, to wash all my clothes and to test some of my newly purchased equipment.

In the meantime i create a map of Rome with all the traditional markets to help me orientate myself in between them. When you will see it you’ll understand why there is no shopping mall in the centre, they don’t need it.

Tomorrow is Sunday and Sundays in Rome are reserved exclusively for flea markets. I plan to go to see Porta Portese, the biggest and the most famous one. It will be interesting to compare it to the quarter of Pigneto, which is the focus of my study. I set the alarm for 5:00 AM, because only the early birds get the best of it. roman markets

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