As a traveler, I make it to a point to look and shop around if ever I find myself in a foreign place. I’m the sort of tourist who loves going around places while immersing myself to the new experience. I would walk around town as if I’m a local, if possible meet new people, and buy something significant which would best describe the new place I’m at.
One of my dream destinations is Milan in Italy. And what’s in Milan if you might ask? Not only is it the second largest city in the whole of Europe, nor is it the fashion capital of the world; Milan has a warm and accommodating atmosphere which can be experienced on the city’s rows upon rows of street markets which caters almost everything! From antique souvenirs, designer clothes, and fresh produce, the street markets in Milan will surely never fail to surprise even the most experienced shoppers. Want to know more what’s in store for you at Milan’s street markets? Read on!
Fiera di Senigallia
Open only during Saturdays, the oldest known flea market-styled Fiera di Senigallia offers a wide array of just about anything you can imagine: bargained designer labels, well-made fakes, ethnic jewelry, comic-books, DVD’s, gadgets, wooden furniture and Italian-made shoes. Located along the wharf of Viale d’Annunzio, Fiera di Senigallia attracts not only the tourists visiting Milan but the friendly locals as well.
Easily accessible through Via Giuseppe Ripamonti, the Mercato di via Lorenzini is an interesting open-air bazaar which will surely capture your more “curious” side. The bazaar is perfect for those Sunday morning and afternoon walks in Milan. Swim through stalls of period costumes, bargained clothing, and food. Not only that, the Mercato di Via Brembo where you can find interesting books, antiques, and a variety of second-hand items is just within the vicinity.
Mercato dei Fiori e delle Piante
Life is short so remember to “Stop and Smell the Flowers” and this is exactly what Mercato dei Fiori e delle Piante has to offer. Open every Sundays from mid-March ‘til December, the flower market located opposite of Palazzo Reale showcases small plants and fresh colorful flowers, a perfect gift if you want to make someone happy.
Mercatone dell’Antiquariato del Naviglio Grande
Right along the scenic river banks of Naviglio Grande stands one of the largest antiques market in Milan. Open from 8:30 in the morning until 6:30 in the evening every last Sunday of the month is the Mercatone dell’Antiquariato del Naviglio Grande. Choose to buy from the huge selection of stylish clothing, fashionable trinkets and jewelry, silver works, toys, fragile porcelain, home furniture, and interesting books at the market’s 400 stalls.
Mercato di Viale Papiniano
What used to be a general market where you can find all sorts of delicatessen goodness is now a full-pledged bazaar. Especially during summers, you can find cheap clothing and shoes in the bazaar. But still, the Mercato di Viale Papiniano is the ideal place to shop if you’re looking for the tastiest cheeses, piping-hot newly baked bread, and fresh fruits and seafood. The bazaar at Viale Papiniano is open on Tuesdays and Saturdays.
Fiera di Sant’Ambrogio
Spending Christmas in Milan? Buy your gifts and other Christmas goodies at the colorful and lively street bazaar of Fiera di Sant’Ambrogio at the adjoining streets of the Piazza with the same name. The bazaar starts at the 7th of December until the 22nd.
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