The Best Flea Markets in Italy

Flea Markets in APULIA

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Taranto flea market

Rione Salinellai, Apulia, collectables and antiques – every Sunday.

In Apulia, there are a variety of outdoor markets and flea markets that take place all through the year in different locations. In Italy, the best places to shop are the outdoor markets since they offer good unique items at inexpensive rates. Usually, the outdoor markets are not held permanently but they are usually held once a month or once a year.

The Taranto flea market is held every Sunday on Rione Salinellai: among other items, you can find collectables and antiques.

Source: lifeinitaly.com / Photo: Bartolomeo GioveTaranto flea market

Lecce flea market

Piazza Libertini, Lecce – last Sunday of every month

In the town of Lecce, an interesting flea market is held on the last Sunday of every month, in Piazza Libertini. Lecce is a province and city in the region of Apulia. The city is known for its many artisans that produce beautiful handicrafts from wood, cane and other straw. Besides the art and craft fairs that are held in Lecce annually, there are plenty of shops that run all year long where visitors can purchase a lot of locally made products.

The food markets in Lecce are also a good place to purchase fresh produce, cheese, olive oil and other food products. Puglia is also known for its two most famous kinds of cheese, the Burrato cheese and Canestrato Puglia Dop cheese.Lecce flea market italy

Both of these can be found in the food stores in Lecce. Visitors should also try the famous Lecce cake and other bakery items. Lecce also has plenty of good gelato shops all through the city, especially in the old city.

Bari flea market

Basilica San Nicola, Apuli – Third weekend of every month

The Bari flea market takes places on the Third weekend of every month, in front of Basilica San Nicola.

The province of Bari is the main province in the region. In the main town of Bari there are quite a lot of good places where visitors can shop. Apart from the monthly outdoor markets where visitors would be able to find plenty of good handicrafts, souvenirs and antiques, the food markets are also quite good.flea markets Bari italy

The food markets take place each week in Bari on Wednesdays and visitors would be able to get an opportunity to get a sneak peek into the local lifestyle of the people of Bari. These food markets are quite lively and colourful and there are plenty of vendors selling fresh produce, fruits, freshly baked bread, olive oil and other food products. Bari is also well known for its wooden artefacts, furniture and its textiles. So there are plenty of shops in Bari that sell locally made clothing in good quality fabrics.

Bonus: other flea markets in Apulia, Italy

The market of Grumo Appula is a handicraft market which takes every year in August. In the same month, another handicraft market takes place in the town of Alberobello. In Brindisi, there is a large market every month where visitors can purchase antiques and several modern items in the Piazza Teresa. The market showcases more than sixty different stands offering various unique items at very low prices.

Another antique market takes place in Gallipoli the second Sunday of every month along the Via Udine (73014, Gallipoli). One of the best markets are in Acquarica del Capo, in the month of May, various handicraft items made from straw, bamboo and swap are sold and in September on the 8th during the festival of the La Madonna del Ponte a large handicraft market takes place where hundreds of tourists visit to purchase interesting souvenirs and locally made products.

Source: lifeinitaly.com / Photo: Paolo Margari


  1. Andrea

    In Friuli Venezia Giulia, each month (exclusions may apply):
    1st Sunday: Gemona del Friuli (Udine)
    2nd Sunday: Udine, Viale Forze Armate
    3rd Sunday: Gradisca d’Isonzo (Gorizia)
    4th Sunday: Cividale del Friuli (Udine)

    See you there!

  2. Adriana Correa-Kool

    Verona, Perugia, Todi, Terni and Padova are NOT in Tuscany. Can you please verify before posting? Doesnt take very long to see that Padova, for example, is not even close to Tuscany.

  3. CL Heiberg

    I was hoping specifically to find any info on the possibility of a flea market on a Friday in Venice. This was all of little use, unless I liked dodging ads.

  4. Gina Guthrie

    Hi there! Stumbled upon your post and I am so impressed by the recent and quick response to your comments so I thought I would try to reach you as well. I am currently in the lazio region and looking for an antique flea to visit this weekend. Was hoping for other than Rome. You mention viterbo has one on the 3rd Sunday but I will not be here then. I asked a local and they mentioned Viterbo might have one this coming weekend (the 1st one of the month) too. Is there a way to verify this without making the trip there? We were also told that Arrezo has a huge one this coming weekend, but we figure it is because the Palio is in nei ghboring Siena…and that is a little far for us to drive for a day trip.

    Thank you for your time in helping us find such. And if Rome is our best option, please advise which one will offer the most reasonable prices– Gracie Mille!!

  5. Ib skov

    I am planning a visit to Bologna this friday and saturday. But i also read from your blog that there Are. I fleamarkets In august
    Could you recommend a dealer or a place to go for business. Dealer to dealer In Bologna. Or is there any market any Way
    Saturday afternoon i go to Gabicce mare and Maybe you know something bearbejdede there ?

  6. Miles Wonderfulsound

    Seems like the Gallipoli flea is the 2nd Sunday not the 1st. That’s what the locals are saying today. And it’s the 1st Sunday today. Apparently it’s here.. Via Udine, 73014 Gallipoli LE

  7. ann

    hi there. I will be in Lucignano end sept/ beginning of october. can you recommend the best flea markets for doing up a house with amazing character

  8. Great articles! I will be in Arezzo and plan to attend the flea market on Sunday, however, I would love to visit some Mid Century modern shops as well. I am a store owner in the states specializing in mid century. Have any suggestions? Thanks!

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