New food market opens in Rome's Termini Station

Mercato Centrale Roma features food stalls, shops and dining facilities.

Mercato Centrale Roma, a new food emporium, has opened in Rome's central train station Termini, with an entrance at Via Giolitti 36.

The three-storey market is the latest venture of Florentine businessman Umberto Montano and is modelled on his Mercato Centrale in Florence, which has done a booming trade since opening in 2014.

The Termini market, which is open daily from 07.00 until midnight, features artisan food stalls– from butchers to bakers – on the ground floor and a restaurant run by Michelin-starred chef Oliver Glowig on the first floor. The top floor is reserved for private events and conferences.

Asked the difference between the new market and the successful gastronomic food store chain Eataly, Montano told Italian news agency ANSA that Eataly founder Oscar Farinetti "is great but he sells select foods off the shelves while I select craftspeople who do business, network and interact with people here."

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