Trajan's Market was home to around 150 shops, arranged in terraces against the Quirinal Hill. Designed by the same architect as the forum (Apollodorus of Damascus), this was not only a retail market, like the Forum Boarium and Forum Holitorium, but also an administrative centre. Its name (Mercati di Traiano) does not date from Roman times, but was given to the site by the archaeologists who excavated it.
Address:Via IV Novembre 94, 00100 Roma
Phone:+39 06 0608
Price:11.50 € €
daily 9.30am-7.30pm (2pm on 24 and 31 Dec) - last admission 1hr before closing - closed 1 Jan, 1 May and 25 Dec