Outdoor Markets in Italy

Almost every town in Italy has an outdoor market once or twice a week, and some even have it every day. These are usually where you can find things at prices much cheaper than in the shops.I love wandering about these places and usually end up buying something.

I often wondered how the local Italians managed to buy things that were so expensive in the shops and their salaries did not seem to be able to support that lifestyle. Now I understand much better. Like everywhere, you just have to know where to go.

Outdoor market in Trastevere

One my favorite places is the large San Lorenzo market in Florence where you can buy Italian made silk ties for three euros, fine Italian leather handbags for forty euros and good quality leather jackets for $150 euros and less.

San Lorenzo Market in Florence

Campo de’ Fiori Market in Rome

Outdoor market in Udine

Outdoor market in Venice

About Margie Miklas

An award-winning author, Margie Miklas writes medical thrillers and travel memoirs about Italy, a place which has captured her passion for travel. She is also the creator and owner of the travel blog, Margie in Italy, and a contributing writer for an Italian-American newspaper. A retired critical-care nurse, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her three cats. Her favorite place is the beach, and she likes learning new computer skills, when she is not writing. A member of the Florida Writers Association, Margie makes her home in Florida.
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1 Response to Outdoor Markets in Italy

  1. imarancher says:

    Only place like that I have seen was in NYC many years ago. Clothes as far as the eye could see but I did not think the quality was top end. As a vegetarian I can’t explain why I am a sucker for leather goods. But nothing wears as well as leather nor feels as comfortable. And nothing is more stylish than Italian leather goods. Mmm good!


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