When exploring a new city, I love to spend some time at a local market. It is a fun way to get to know your destination, to eat your way through the city and to discover all kinds of unique things. There is no better way to experience the atmosphere of a place and meet locals than to discover markets of your destination.
During our short stay, we managed to explore two markets in Milan. The street food market Mercato Metroplitano that offers mostly Italian food and a fashion market called Mercato di Via Fauchè, where you can buy designer shoes on sale.
This is a new urban farmers market in Milan with a huge outside and inside area. You will find fruit and vegetable stands and yummy-looking (not only) Italian street food. The market also host different kinds of events like cooking classes. I loved the outside area, that offers colorful chairs and tables, sitting sacks and some cute little vegetable gardens. It is the perfect location to have some bites in a relaxing atmosphere and meet people. Drink some wine outside, eat a delicious Italian focaccia and enjoy the evening. By the way, the market opens daily!
Mercato di Via Fauchè
This is Milan’s market for fashion addicts. You can get the best selection of (mostly Italian) leather shoes for a relatively small budget. Just to drop some names: Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Prada and Jimmy Choo. In addition, there are wool and cashmere sweaters and lots and lots of other clothing and accessories. You will save 50-70% of the normal price. So, keep an eye out for high fashion gems and don’t forget to bargain!
Furthermore, the market also offers fresh fruit and vegetables, cheese (try it!), wine and other Italian specialties. The Mercato di Via Fauchè takes places on Tuesdays from 8 am to 2 pm and on Saturdays from 8 am to 6 pm.
Other markets in Milan that are worth a visit are:
- Fiera di Sinigallia is the oldest flea market of Milan.
- Mercatone dell’ Antiquariato del Naviglio Grande is a large antique market.
- Mercato di Viale Papiniano is a well-known and huge street market.
Have you visited any markets in Milan?