My recent flea market article happened to draw quite a few people who share my passion for flea markets’ “treasures.” I didn’t want to make an article long, so I omitted a few markets that are still worth to visit. So, I wanted to take this time and publish an addition to my flea market story.
Only if a person could have all the time in the world for travel; sometimes I wish I was living in Europe, where an official vacation is 1.5 months long. This way I could have fitted in four to five trips, including remote locations. Ah, a girl can dream.
There are several souvenir markets in St. Petersburg, mainly located near major tourist attractions such as the Church on the Spilled Blood and St. Isaac's Cathedral. But take the subway at about $1.50 to the Udelnaya stop, where on Sundays the city's largest open-air flea market takes place. It's a market with traditional vendors and a sprawling garage sale, where you’ll find all kinds of treasures, souvenirs and junk, including Soviet and other historic memorabilia.
Full of character and real life, the busy markets are an integral part of Milanese local life. They provide a great place to find bargains in Milan or just browse around the wide variety of stalls and enjoy the exciting atmosphere and local market banter. Milan's bustling markets range from the very large to the small, discreet collection of stalls, situated in small squares in Milan. They are held in many districts of Milan and provide a fun way to shop, for both experienced and novice bargain hunters alike. Here are some of the main markets in Milan that are worth a visit.
Mercato di via Lorenzini
Via Fiori ChiariNear Via Brera, Milan
Mercato di Abbiategrasso
Mercatone dell'Antiquariato del Naviglio Grande
For other flea, flower and farmer’s markets, visit here.
Eastern Flea Market on Capitol Hill
On weekends there are an outdoor Farmers Market, the Market Festival, and an Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturdays; The Flea Market at Eastern Market is on Sundays only. With all these attractions, Eastern Market has become an internationally recognized destination.
Benedito Calixto flea marketSat, 9:00 a.m. - 19:00 p.m.Every Saturday a lot of people come to this Square to buy or just look around the antiques or to taste typical foods. You may not be able to move for all the hip young misses and ironically moustachioed monsieurs, but it’ll be well worth the jostle. From second hand fashion to strange paintings, it’s a scavenger’s paradise. During weekdays, when the flea market is off, Praça Benedito Calixto still attracts crowds because of its galleries, shops, bars, and cafés.
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