When are markets in Milan, and when can you shop for fresh produce but also homeware goods and clothes? Markets in Italy have a long ongoing tradition. It’s where the locals meet with their trusted vendors, and where tourists can get a sense of the real Italian way of living. Even during a visit to Milan, what could be better than strolling through an Italian market? Whether it’s a market for local fruit and vegetables, interesting fashion or vintage, it’s always an interesting holiday activity. Market days in Milan and its surrounding areas vary depending on the specific location. However, several markets in northern Italy in general (at the Lakes or in South Tyrol for example) are worth exploring if you’re interested in local culture, fresh produce, and unique finds.
Here are some examples for Markets in Milan:
mark your calendars: Market Days in Milan
Please note that market days and locations may change, and there may be seasonal markets which happen only annually, hence an addition to this overview, so it’s always a good idea to double-check the schedules before planning your visit. Additionally, be sure to follow any local regulations and guidelines, such as practising social distancing, when visiting markets to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Sometimes markets can get quite busy and hectic, so make also sure to be safe from pickpockets and train your haggling skills as they come quite handy in Italian markets.
recurring markets in Milan
Mercato di Via Fauche
This is a popular market located in Milan’s city centre, near Porta Nuova. It takes place every Tuesday and Saturday, and you can find a wide variety of goods, including clothing, accessories, household items, and fresh produce.
Mercato di Porta Genova
This market is located in the Navigli district of Milan and takes place every Saturday. It’s known for its vintage and second-hand clothing, antiques, and unique items.
Mercato Comunale di Viale Papiniano
This large market is located in the Porta Ticinese area of Milan, and it’s open every Tuesday and Saturday. It offers a wide range of products, including fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, meats, cheeses, and more.
Mercatino dell’Antiquariato di Navigli
If you’re a fan of antiques and vintage items, this famous market in Milan is a must-visit. It takes place on the last Sunday of every month along the Naviglio Grande canal in Milan and offers a wide array of unique treasures. You will find more than 380 monthly vendors at this market, they even have a website with the dates of the market (just to be sure, for you, you’re visiting on the correct date): Calendar 2024 – Associazione del Naviglio Grande.
Mercato di Trezzo sull’Adda
This market is located in the town of Trezzo sull’Adda, about 20 kilometres from Milan, and takes place every Sunday. It’s known for its fresh produce, flowers, and clothing.
If you rather want to enjoy international shopping than markets in Milan, head to the area of the famous Duomo for the department store La Rinascente or the stunning Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II next to the Duomo in Milano or the area around Montenapoleone for the big brands and more un-unique pieces. Make sure to check out the Shopping in Milan Article Archive for further reading.
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