Testaccio Market, Rome
Concierge.com's insider take:
Clued-in shoe shoppers head to the fruit and vegetable market in Testaccio, where the whole western aisle has been colonized by stalls selling manufacturers' samples and last season's models at bargain-basement prices (Monday through Saturday mornings). On Saturdays, traders bring more men's footwear. The streets around the market in this friendly residential neighborhood harbor many more shoe shops, including an AVC outlet (66–68 Via Mastro Giorgio; 39-06-5725-0493). And while you're here, stock up for your picnic in the park off Piazza Santa Maria Liberatrice.