The Best Flea Markets in Italy

Flea Markets in EMILIA ROMAGNA (Modena, Ferrara, Bologna)

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Modena flea market

Parco Novi, Modena –  Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm  (Fourth weekend of the month)

On the fourth Saturday and Sunday of every month, the Modena flea market displays a variety of antiques that can leave more than one visitor surprised by its condition and value: objects of all kinds can be found from mink coats at a great price and in perfect condition, to porcelain dolls or pianos, the question being how do they get the stuff out to the market.

Halfway between ancient times and a flea market, the Modena flea market offers the opportunity to spend a good hour browsing through the various stalls.

flea market modena

Ferrara flea market

Piazza Municipale/Savonarda – Saturday and Sunday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm, First weekend (except August)

The Ferrara flea market and antique market takes place on the first weekend of every month, between the Piazza Castello and the Piazza Savonarola.

At the Ferrara flea market and antique collectibles, visitors can find various kind of items like coins, medals, pottery and porcelain, lace and embroidery, ornaments, frames and prints, stamps, miniatures, manuscripts, furniture, glassware, books, magazines, comic books, costume jewelry, military objects, gramophones or radio.

Ferrara flea market

Bologna Vintage Market

Piazza Santo Stefano – Second weekend (except July, August and January)

The Mercato Vintage on the Piazza Santo Stefano takes place every second weekend of the month (except July, August and January). Sellers showcase objects, furniture and antiques. There is also an antique market on the same square every Thursday.

In Piazza 8 Agosto there is a street market every Friday and Saturday where you can find beautiful vintage fashion, particulary dresses.

Flea market Bologna Santo Stefano

Other flea markets in Emilia Romagna:

  • Ravenna flea market, Piazza Einaudi and Piazza Garibaldi (Tel. +39 0544 482025). Third weekend: antiques and crafts.
  • Pordenone flea market, Corso Vittorio Emanuele (Tel. +39 0434 20164). Last Sunday of the month (exceptions may apply): antiques and objects
  • Trieste flea market, Piazza dell’ Unita’ d’Italia (Tel. +39 040 6796111). Third Sunday of the month: collectables
  • Udine flea market, Piazza Matteotti (Tel. +39 0432 504070). First Sunday of the month: antiques and objects.
  • In addition, in Friuli Venezia Giulia, each month (exceptions may apply):
    • 1st Sunday of the month: Gemona del Friuli flea market (Udine)
    • 2nd Sunday of the month: Udine, Viale Forze Armate flea market
    • 3rd Sunday of the month: Gradisca d’Isonzo flea market (Gorizia)
    • 4th Sunday of the month: Cividale del Friuli flea market (Udine)


  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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