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Flea markets in Milan: go hunting among Italian knickknacks and antiques.

In Milan there are flea markets every Sunday and besides them there are little markets in the city both on weekdays and at weekends. Here you can find those unique objects you won’t find anywhere else.

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The flea market in the Navigli area every last Sunday of the month

If you like antiques, flea market bargains or vintage there are various possibilities in Milan and surroundings.We have chosen the best ones and comment on them.

The flea markets in the surroundings of the city are easier to get to if you’ve got a car. Here you can really find many unique Italian things for your home at very good prices – remember to haggle!

It’s a good idea to be polite and cheeky when haggling. Italians love negotiating!

If you are tired of having the same  IKEA objects at home as everybody else, then take advantage of your trip to Milan to find some unique pieces.

You’ll find everything you find at a normal flea market: Jewellery, toys, hats, chandeliers,vases, lamps, mirrors, cupboards, furniture, vintage – at all price levels.

  • “Mercatino di Brera” (find on map)  the third Sunday of every month from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.this market is located in one of the most beautiful areas in Milan and you should expect pricy objects.
  • “Artigianato e Collezionismo” every second, third and fourth Tuesday + every first Sunday of every month from 8 am to 7 pm in front of Pinacoteca di Brera in Via Brera (find on map).
  • “Mercatino del antiquariato” in the Navigli area, one of the city’s most interesting markets. the last Sunday of every month 8 a.m.-6 p.m. (find on map)
  • “Mostra mercato di antiquariato”  in Piazza Diaz (find on map) on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Thursdays + 3rd Sunday of every month from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. – just behind Piazza Duomo.
  • “Little Market” products of craftmanship and collectors’ items, in Piazza Sant’Eustorgio (find on map) every 1st Friday and Saturday of every month.
  • “Mercatino” vintage and collectors’ items every 2nd and 4th Friday and the last Sauturday of every month close to Porta Venzia/Corso Buenos Aires in Via Spallanzari (find on map).
  • “Fiera di Senigaglia”: in the Navigli area, every Saturday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.in Ripa di Porta Ticinese (find on map) along the wharf. Here you find everything  Indian, South American and African craftwork, new and second-hand clothes, old furniture, perfumes, candles, books, comics, records, videos and DVDs.
  • “Festivalpark”: Every Saturday and Sunday at. 7 a.m.-3 p.m., here you find clothes, shoes, watches, toys, kitchenware, bicycles etc. This market is in Via Sacile (find on map) near Milan’s wholesale vegetable market.

Brera flea market

Flea markets in the outskirts of Milan.

First Sunday of the month
Corsico on Via Togliatti (find on map)

 Time: 7 a.m.-5 p.m

Second Sunday of the month
Buccinasco on Via Emilia (find on map)

 Time: 7 a.m.-5 p.m

Third Sunday of the month
Corsico on Via Togliatti (find on map)

 Time: 7 a.m.-5 p.m

Every third Sunday of the month at the flea market in Corsico, there’s a flea market for children. Here you can find games, books, clothes and lots of other stuff..
Time: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Fourth Sunday of the month
San Donato Milanese Snam parking place on via Emilia (find on map)

 Time: 7 a.m.-5 p.m

Fifth Sunday of the month;
San Donato Milanese Snam parking place on via Emilia (find on map)

 Time: 7 a.m.-5 p.m

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Insider tip No. 6: Christmas markets 2017, the L’Artigiano in Fiera fair and other Christmas events in Milan.

In Milan the beginning of December is rich on Christmas markets and the grand Artisan Fair and if you want to get some different Christmas presents you should definitely visit them. December 7th and 8th are religious holidays in Milan but all shops are open.

The first is the huge Fair for artisans from all over Italy and the world, it is held at the Fair in Rho (find on map) and takes place from December 2nd-10th from 10 am-10.30 pm. Here you can buy beautiful handmade Christmas gifts and taste culinary specialties from Italy and the rest of the world. Be prepared for crowds and if you possibly can go during the week not at weekends. You are going to need more than one trip if you want to see everything.

December 4th 11 am-9 pm Frida Market at Frida Isola, 3, Via Pollaiuolo (find on map), from 5-9 pm there will be live music and DJ set.

Then there is the traditional market Fiera degli Obej Obej which dates all he way back to 1288 and is always held on the days around December 7th where the Milanese celebrate their patron saint Sant’Ambrogio on December 7th – the day before the national holiday for the Immaculate Conception. This year the market is held on December 7th-10th 8a,m.-8 p.m. in Piazza Castello (find on map). The atmosphere is wonderful and there are lots of local specialties to taste like vin brulè (mulled wine) and chestnuts.The name Obej Obej originates according to tradition from the exclamations of the Milanese children  “Obej, Obej” (dialect for oh belli,oh belli which means “How pretty!”) when they saw the gifts  Pope Pio IV’s emissary brought to the city of Milan in 1510.

December 9th–January 6th Christmas market on Piazza Duomo (find on map) with crafts and gastronomic specialties from all over Italy. The market is open every day from 9 a.m.-9 p.m..

December 7th-January 6th the traditional Milanese Christmas tree can be admired in Piazza Duomo (find on map) this year.

December 2nd-January 7th “Il villaggio delle meraviglie” in the Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli (find on map) for the youngest, there are rides, meetings with Santa (starting December 6th) and an Ice skating rink, where you can rent skates. Open every day from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. but the rides open at 3 p.m.

December 16th-17th (10 a.m.-7 p.m.) Green Christmas eco Christmas market with jewellery,clothes amd things for your home at Fonderia Napoleonica di Milano at 21, Via Thaon de Revl (find on map).

The events above this line have been updated for 2017.

img_6971Until February 12th (10 a.m.-midnight every day) there is a skating rink in Piazza Gae Aulenti (find on map). It costs €8 per hour..and you can rent skates.

December 2nd-January 8th there is also a skaing rinkand small market in Piazza del Liberty (find on map).

 

 

 

December 1st-24th there will once again be a musical advent calendar; every day during the period at 6 p.m. a window wil open in the municipal hall (situated on your right when you face the cathedral) on Piazza Duomo (find on map) and a piece of music will be played.

December 4th 10 a.m.9 p.m. East Market Super Xmas Editon in 14, Via Ventura (find on map). Milan’s best flea market..

December 17th-18th 10 a.m.-9 p.m. East Market XMAS EDITION in 14, Via Ventura (find on map). Lots of bargain with the motto Buy, Sell, Swap.

December 10th (2 p.m.-8 p.m). and 11th (10 a.m.-8 p.m.) Christmas market “Le Pulci Pettinate” (The combed fleas) in Magazzino76 in 76, Via Padova (find on map).

December 17th 10 a.m.-midnight Rainbow Christmas Market in the area between Corso Buenos Aires (find on map) against discrimination, lots of stands and Christmas gift ideas.

On December 18th 9 a.m.-6 p.m. there is the Shops under the skyscrapers Christmas market in the Isola area where you can find both vintage and hot new design. It is held in Via Revel and Via Bors

December 7h-January 8th Monday-Friday 3-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Darsena Christmas Village (find on map) this is not a market but a big Theme Park with a Christmas tree on the water Santa’s house and Santa’s floating sleigh. Throughout the period there will be markets, cultural events, fireworks, light shows and many other events.

December 7th-24th 10 a.m.-7 p.m. XMAS Market 2016 in Via delle Ore (find on map).

December 17th -18th 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Wunder MRKT  Christmas edition in 21/23,  at BASE Milano, 34, Via Bergogonone  (find on map) a Christmas market in the name of eccentricity,  the perfect place for those who are looking for original gifts.

December 20th 8.30 p.m. free Christmas concert in Milan’s cathedral Duomo di Milano (find on map) with “I solisti Veneti” who will be playing Vivaldi and Mozart.

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