Italy’s Open-Air Markets

Italy’s fun and useful open air-air markets have been put on hold because of coronavirus. šŸ˜¦ Yet they remain (once they reopen) one of the best ways for tourists to get a glimpse of Italian culture and daily life, and to find a great deal. So I thought I’d let you get a peek at one. Partly because I miss them. And partly because I think we could all use some bright spots during this trying time. So enjoy!!

Most towns hold a weekly market, and at these vibrant and colorful events you can get just about everything. From clothing to fresh produce, from shoes to Italian delicacies. And so much in between, like plants, toys and kitchen wares! The prices are often lower than at the shops too, so it’s not only a fun social event, but easy on the pocketbook!

Images are mine.

Published by Signora Sheila

Wife, mom, nonna, missionary, and Bible student on a spiritual walk with Christ @mycammino. Because life is at heart a spiritual journey of going further up and further in, into the Father heart of God.

8 thoughts on “Italy’s Open-Air Markets

    1. Me too, Ron! And hopefully we’ll get to wander them again soon. Hope you and yours are safe and well. Take care!


  1. This makes me yearn for the kinder and gentler times of people actually being around people. Of bumping into folks and having conversations if for no other reason than to be kind and curious. A chance to see and try new things. Someday that will once again happen. But the visuals are delightful, and the hope of this being real again soon is still there and strong. Thanks, Sheila.


    1. Me too, Dayle! Me too! And I love the way you put it. You wrapped all my longings up into a few words! And we will continue to hope and await that day!!


  2. We are “regulars” at these markets in Trento, Bolzano, and Brecia provinces, especially those located on Lago di Garda. Each year more and more of the vendors are not Italian but that just gives me an excuse to practice a few more of my languages. You would be surprised what a conversation in Arabic will yield in terms of a “sconto.”


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