Tuscany is well-known for rolling hills with cypress-lined lanes, hill-top Renaissance towns and wonderful food – but the markets are also some of the best in Italy. From Arezzo to Florence, there is something for everyone in this varied region. Whether it be antiques, books, organic foodstuffs, vintage clothing, or even for Christmas – you can guarantee to find something you like here. Since there are more than we can list today, we categorized our favorite antique markets where plenty of awesome finds can be discovered if you dig just a little deeper.
Arezzo, the top spot without a doubt goes to the Tuscan town of Arezzo, with the origin of its famous market dating back to 1968. The first weekend of every month, 500 vendors are present and people come from all over Italy (and the world) to sift through old furniture, mirrors and all sorts of assorted treasures. In December, the market will have a more Christmas theme to coincide with the holiday season, find out more here. The fair takes place all around the center of town.
Florence, in the garden area around the Fortezza di Basso fortress, there is a popular and growing antique market with plenty to choose from, we love the antique birdcages and vintage drawers. It occurs the third weekend of every month, and we recommend combining it with a visit to the Russian orthodox church which is quite beautiful and relatively unknown nearby. ( Via Leone X, 12, 50129 Firenze).
Florence, the Renaissance is also home to an old antique market that is open daily at ‘Ciompi’ which is beloved by locals. Of course they expand this the last weekend of every month where new vendors arrive and goods spill out on the surrounding streets. Perfect for finding crystal decanters, comics, vintage clothing, skeleton keys and more. At Piazza dei Ciompi.
Greve in Chianti, this antique market only happens a few times a year (April, May, September and October) but we absolutely think it is one of the best with plenty of cool finds that fill this pretty town known for producing excellent Chianti wines. Head to (Piazza Matteotti) on Easter Monday.
Lucca, the third weekend of the month is Lucca’s turns to host their antique market, and it also happens to be the second oldest in Italy! You will finds featuring antique goods, prints and all sorts of treasures at Via del Battistero, Piazza Antelminelli, Piazza San Martino, Piazza San Giusto, Piazza San Giovanni and Piazza Bernardini.