Among the oldest local markets in the Capital
In Rome, Torpignattara is considered one of the most famous historical local markets . Initially it was located in the street that takes its name from the neighborhood, until in 1958 an outdoor structure was built in via Laparelli, completely renovated in 2004, where it is based today. While the upper floor houses a discount, downstairs there are the stalls of small merchants who sell highly appreciated local gastronomic products here. If you want to get among the colors and scents of the capital you have to turn between the counters. Here it ranges from cheese to spices, from butchery to sweets, passing through fruit, vegetables, the characteristic birdery, the sale of grains and flowers.
If you pass through here you can not miss the Mausoleum of St.Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine. Looking at the remains of the majestic circular building you can still see traces of empty amphorae, which were used to lighten the weight of the dome. These amphorae were also called pignatte, and earned the mausoleum the nickname of "Torre delle pignatte", which has been handed down over the centuries to give the name to the entire district.
Take advantage of the proximity to admire the Basilica of Saints Marcellinus and Peter. From here you can access a complex of catacombs extending about 18 thousand square meters, a precious testimony of early Christian painting.