Best Markets in Milan

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Best Markets in Milan

No matter where you go in Italy, markets are ubiquitous, and Milan is no exception. While Milan may be famous for its high-end expensive Italian designer boutiques there is also a good variety of markets where you can pick up some real bargains.

The locals spend a lot of their time in the markets of Milan. You’ll be able to find anything you want whether it’s fresh produce, furniture, antiques, or clothes. Wandering over the markets is definitely a fun thing to do in Milan. It’s a great way to meet new people, mix with the locals and see a completely different side to life in Milan.

There are a few markets that will have the facilities to pay by card, but it’s recommended to pay for your goods in cash. Things are much cheaper, so you’ll end up spending more in the conversion rates if you pay by card.

At the farmers’ markets in Milan, there’s less room for bargaining, but when it comes to buying things like antiques and pre-loved items, fighting over the price is almost expected, so don’t be afraid to try out a bit of your Italian on some of the locals.

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Top 10 Markets in Milan

  • Mercatone del Naviglio Grande takes place on the last Sunday of each month. This is a favorite antiques market in Milan, and here you’ll find anything from old furniture to unique pieces of jewelry.
  • Fiera di Sinigaglia is a popular Saturday market in Milan which can be found along the wharf front. This flea market has everything, including unique South American and North African crafts.
  • Viale Papiniano is a busy Milan market where the locals head for cheap quality food, clothing, textiles, plants and shoes.
  • Viale Fauché is a market in Milan for fashion lovers. This unique market sells cool discounted pieces of clothing from famous Italian designers. You’ll soon be able to look and dress the part.
  • Piazzale Martini is found close to Corso XXII Marzo. This street market is busy and for the unpretentious crowd. You’ll find some interesting vintage pieces, and it’s a great place to pick up textiles.
  • Ampere is a street market in Milan close to Piola metro station. It’s a popular market for students, and you’ll be able to get fresh food from the small farmers’ stalls.
  • Largo V Alpini attracts an interesting mix of people. Located in the trendy neighborhood of Pagano, this is the best market for textiles and cashmere.
  • Papiniano is popular with locals and tourists. You can buy great fresh food and some of the best quality fashion at discount prices. There are also a number of international stallholders selling their wares.
  • Valvassori Peroni is hailed the best market in Milan by the locals. It has delicious fresh produce, some trendy fashion stalls, and a happy welcoming atmosphere.
  • Via Armorari is a flea market in Milan and a collector’s dream. Here you’ll find amazing collections and one-off pieces for sale, such as stamps, coins, toys, and cards.

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Top Local Markets in Milan

  • Mercatone del Naviglio Grande is a great place to head if you’re looking to buy cool collectible antiques. You can find anything from second-hand bikes to vintage antique lamps. Take a nice stroll around the various vendors and hunt with the locals for bargains.

  • Fiera di Sinigaglia has long been Milan’s best flea market. Here you’ll be able to rummage through piles of pre-loved clothing that’s cheap, ranging between €2-5 per item. If you want some 70’s vintage-like disco gear or old compilation CDs, you’ll find it here. There are also a number of cool food stalls selling international street food.

  • Viale Fauché is where you’ll see the ‘real’ Milan. Open from 8am-2pm on Tuesdays and Saturdays, you’ll find a variety of fresh produce, an overwhelming selection of Italian hams and cheeses and an exciting collection of luxury branded clothing at competitive prices. All brands are original, and you’ll even find discounted genuine Italian leather shoes.