By Karen Titus
April 26, 2022
If you love to walk through flea markets and find a perfect treasure, would highly suggest to make time to do this while visiting Italy! There are numerous markets to choose from in the country, many famous markets are in Rome, Venice and Arezzo.
In Arezzo, the Fiera Antiquaria flea market is held every first Sunday of the month and the Saturday prior. At this market, or mercari, are a variety of eclectic items, furnishings and treasures of history. The findings are truly unlimited, it simply depends on what your definition of treasure may be. Th Fiera Antiquaria has an “object of the month” and they share the story on their official social media channels. For example, during Easter, focus was on collections of Easter eggs made of porcelains, ceramics and other precious metals and stone. Some past and future markets include fine linens and fabrics.
Throughout Italy, many markets are traditionally held weekly on the street. The smaller markets within the neighborhoods or community can really tell a story of the residents and region. The items can be fairly inexpensive to high end. Depending on the area, the market may have focus on presenting and selling locally grown foods, produce and meats or maybe homemade wines, and fragrant flowers. How much fun to peruse through vintage items and find the absolutely perfect gift, or t-shirt, jacket or fun jewelry, or maybe an old map, photos or someone’s favorite record collection.
The best time of year for flea markets in Italy would be from April to September, if you are planning your trip during this time, why not take an hour or two to wander through and maybe find that treasure to bring home and recycle.
Shopping and being sustainable at the same time, Diverti!
About the Author:
Karen Titus is a retired Delta Air Lines employee. While not really retired, she is working on her next chapter keeping true to her passion of travel and exploration. She has a new granddaughter and plans on sharing her excitement with Violet and bringing her along on many trips abroad.
For more information about Karen, please visit: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karen-titus-22b4a1b