Everyone would like to shop at markets more frequently. Open air markets are nice opportunities to go around Milano streets - which become open-air boutiques - look for the best Italian tomatoes, make sure that there is a very short bridge from the producer to the consumer. In addition, it would be a pleasure to hear traders’ voices saying - mandarins for 1 euro per kg - and then buy them. 

 

With markets, Milano sets different appointments all around the city gathering its citizens among districts. Going to the market today is a collective moment among funny people, elderly couples who walk hand by hand or Erasmus students who prefer outdoor shopping at reasonable prices - in order to respect the environment since the plastic employment is much limited than in commercial chains. Every neighborhood has its weekly market. Let's have a look at five stocked open-air markets.

Fauché street market

Every Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

 

This is one of the largest city markets. It is very well attended and it gathers Fauché street inhabitants and those who cross the city from south Milano to look for the right tent among the wonderful fabrics for sale. In fact Fauché market is not only fruit, there are stalls of designer clothes, fabrics, plants, three or four stands selling flowers that fill the street with colors. Prices are different, but this market is generally considered one of the most expensive around the city.

Darsena Market

Mondays, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

From Tuesday to Saturday, 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Closed on Sunday

 

Among city markets there are the municipal ones: small covered squares with shops (mostly gastronomic) gently stuck inside yellow huts. There are 21 local markets around the city. These spaces are open every day. They are very popular, especially because of advantageous prices. Some of them have been useful to redevelop many Milano peripheral areas. This group includes the well-known Mercato Comunale della Darsena. Opened in 2015, it consists of approximately 23 shops. This market is certainly a spending point of the city, but also a meeting place for moments of social gathering - like the aperitif - with an offer that ranges from glasses of wine to sandwiches, the simplest snacks or fruit juices, ideal for healthy and inexpensive snacks.

Crema and Piacenza streets market

Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

This market notoriously brings together all the urban shoppers in / and around Porta Romana (such as Piazzale Lodi and part of the outer ring road that overlooks Toscana Street). Fruit and vegetables stalls have excellent prices. It is possible to find meats and cheeses suitable for all budgets. The quality is high and the goods comes from local producers.

 

 

Osoppo street Market

Thursday and Saturday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

De Angeli area also has its market. Osoppo market has very favorable prices for fruit and vegetable products. Rotisserie foods are more expensive. But the market is also known for good fresh fish for sale. The atmosphere is relaxed, it is possible to breathe the pleasant melting pot between cultures and customs of different ethnic groups. The merchants are positively available, with some of them it is also easy to stop and chat to collect new recipes and culinary tips. Here, it is possible to admire and buy beautiful flowers.

Volturno / Sebenico streets Market

Tuesday, 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

"On market days, Tuesdays and Saturdays, you can't marry or die." The popular tradition does not easily end, so the historical memory of Isola district tells and recalls how the day of the neighborhood market was an important moment for the whole community. Even today, via Volturno and via Sebenico are attended by people who go from Garibaldi to Isola disctricts to buy fruit. The prices vary a lot, you can buy everything: shoes, fabrics and objects, fruit and vegetables. The market is always very crowded, but on a sunny day, time flies as fast as the queues at the desks.