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Street Markets, From Food to the Antiquities

Mercato Isola
Mercato Isola. Photo (c) Alessandra Finzi

Street markets characterize the area in which they are located: they serve as a real attraction for both visitors and savvy Milanese shoppers alike.
Discover how each one has specialized in something different from the others.

“FIERA DI SINIGAGLIA”

The only “flea market” in Milan, it attracts a varied public ranging from collectors to bargain hunters. Since the 19th century, this market has animated the Ticinese district. Once located in the Darsena, it now extends with a hundred or so stalls along the Naviglio Grande, between via Paoli and via Barsanti. Milanese and tourists alike come to the Fiera di Sinigaglia to find vintage or trendy clothing, modern or ethnic objects, vinyls, books and coins for collectors.

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Ripa di Porta Ticinese, Milano, MI, Italia
https://www.facebook.com/FieradiSinigagliaMilano
M2 (green line) Porta Genova FS
Saturdays 8am-6pm

“MERCATONE DELL’ANTIQUARIATO”

A “not-to-be-missed” date for collectors the world over. A large market along the first stretch of the Naviglio Grande, from Viale Gorizia to the Via Valenza bridge, over a distance of almost two kilometres. Over 350 exhibitors display their carefully selected antique stalls every month, with two streets, Corsico and Paoli, dedicated to quality vintage. Furniture, watches, porcelain, silverware, jewellery, dolls, games, collectibles, books, glasses, radios, modern antiques, sticks, bronzes, glass, comics and prints are available to the Milanese and tourists alike. On market day, shops, bars, restaurants and art studios in the area remain open to welcome visitors.

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Via Valenza, Milano, MI, Italia - Naviglio Grande, from the Darsena to the bridge in via Valenza
https://www.navigliogrande.mi.it/mercatone-dellantiquariato
M2 (green line) Porta Genova FS
Last Sunday of every month

“MERCATINO DI BRERA”

In the characteristic atmosphere of the Brera art district, the stalls of small antique dealers, junk dealers and restorers offer antique porcelain, retro-style jewellery, modern antiques, books and even clothes.

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Via Fiori Chiari, Milano, MI, Italia - via Madonnina-via Brera-via Formentini
M2 (green line) Lanza
Every third Sunday of the month (excluding the month of August), 9am to 6pm

VIALE PAPINIANO LOCAL MARKET

Held twice-weekly, this is one of the best known and most visited local markets in Milan: more than a kilometre of shopping! Renowned for its high-end fashion pickings, here you can find all kinds and clothing and footwear. Piazza Sant’Agostino is dedicated to food shopping with delicatessen and fruit and vegetable stalls at super-cheap prices.

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Viale Papiniano, Milano, MI, Italia
https://www.facebook.com/vialepapiniano
M2 (green line) Sant’Agostino
Tuesdays and Saturdays; Tues 7.30am-2pm and Sat 7.30am-6pm

VIA FAUCHÉ LOCAL MARKET

VIA FAUCHÉ LOCAL MARKET
Very appreciated by the fashionistas. You can find discounted clothes, bags and shoes of the most prestigious Italian stylists (not all stalls are there on both days). 

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Via Giovanni Battista Fauchè, Milano, MI, Italia
Twice a week, all year round: every Tuesday (7.30am-1pm) and Saturday (7.30am-5pm)

MERCATO ISOLA

It is somewhat reminiscent of the “Mercato Centrale di Milano” <link> which opened its doors a few months ago boasting a very varied food and beverage offer, where everyone can plan their own taste itinerary.
The historic municipal market in Piazzale Lagosta (since 1946), in the heart of the characteristic Isola district, reopened at the beginning of 2022 with an innovative formula. This well-kept covered market is well worth a stop, as it is a meeting place where you can do your daily shopping with genuine products and stop to enjoy quality food. Ten selected shops offer the opportunity to buy and consume meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, bread and pizza, coffee, beer, pasta and cheese, and much more. A welcoming place, open from morning to night, just a few steps from the Bosco Verticale and the innovative Porta Nuova district.

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Piazzale Lagosta, 7, Milano, MI, Italia
https://www.mercatoisola.it/
M5 (purple line) Isola
Open daily, 7am-midnight (bar); 8.30am-midnight (market)

“MERCATO AGRICOLO DELLA CUCCAGNA”

A 17th century farmhouse in Milan hosting a farmers’ food market. Seasonal fruit and vegetables, organic and otherwise, fresh and mature cow’s and goat’s cheeses, organic evo oil, bread and baked goods, meat and sausages, fresh and dried pasta, honey, eggs, juices, jams and much more. www.facebook.com/IMercatiAgricolidellaCuccagna

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Via Privata Cuccagna, 4, Milano, MI, Italia - corner of via Muratori
https://www.cuccagna.org/
M3 (yellow line) Lodi TIBB
Every Tuesday, from 3.30pm to 7.30pm

“MERCATO DELLA TERRA”

A network of small producers and food artisans sell what they produce and process, guaranteeing the quality of local, fresh and seasonal products, respecting the environment and labour, at fair prices. Discover the Earth Markets in the world:
www.fondazioneslowfood.com/en/slow-food-markets
www.facebook.com/mercatodellaterradimilano

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Via Giulio Cesare Procaccini, 4, Milano, MI, Italia c/o Fabbrica del Vapore
https://www.mercatidellaterra.com
M5 (purple line) Cenisio
Every Saturday (excluding the month of August), from 9am to 2pm

MERCATO DEL SUFFRAGIO

Municipal market with kitchen in corso XXII Marzo which interprets and relaunches the ancient function of the square as a place to do the shopping and stop to eat, but also as a meeting point for food culture.

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Piazza Santa Maria del Suffragio, 2
https://www.facebook.com/mercatodelsuffragio
Tues-Wed 8am-3pm; Thurs-Fri-Sat 8am-10pm; Sun 9am-10pm

“MERCATINO FILATELICO E NUMISMATICO”

A historic market and the third largest in Europe. A highly selective market of antique stamps and precious coins, as well as vintage postcards and valuable specimens of past correspondence, photographs, posters and magazines from days gone by. A corner of Milan’s and Italy’s past that overlooks the centre of the city of business and fashion, where you can breathe in an atmosphere of memory.

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Via Armorari, Milano, MI, Italia - Via Cordusio, Via C. Cantù, Galleria Cordusio
https://ccninumismaticaitaliana.it/convegni_mercatino-via-armorari-cordusio/
M1 (red line) Cordusio, M1 (red line) - M3 (yellow line) Duomo
Sundays 8am-1pm

“VECCHI LIBRI IN PIAZZA”

A monthly appointment which sees the participation of booksellers from all over the world. Every second Sunday of the month, from September to July, an unmissable appointment with antique, rare, unobtainable, curious and collectible books.

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Piazza Diaz, Milano, MI, Italia
https://www.piazzadiaz.com/
M1 (red line) - M3 (yellow line) Duomo
Every second Sunday of the month (excluding the month of August); 9am-5pm

EAST MARKET

A pure East London-inspired market boasting vintage or second-hand clothes and accessories, as well as street food.

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Via Mecenate, 88, Milano, MI, Italia
https://www.eastmarketmilano.com/
Every third Sunday of the month, 10am-9pm