One of the best ways to truly grasp the spirit of Italy and its culinary traditions is visiting and shopping at a local market. Email us if you’re interested in visiting some of the best food and farmer’s markets in Italy. We can make it happen!
A day at the market is a unique way to observe the day-to-day lifestyle of the locals. All over Italy, markets abound. Sometimes they are the fulcrum of a neighborhood, drawing the resident community on a daily basis. The local culture comes alive every morning when bustling shoppers banter with vendors, chatting––often about personal matters––catching up on current events and commenting the latest football results. Conversation first, transactions come later.
Everything at the mercato –– from the aroma of the foods on display to the vibrant colors of sun-ripened produce –– helps us to soak up the local atmosphere. In the carrellino shopping carts, pulled by ladies, kids and gents alike, are seasonal fruits and veggies, farmhouse cheeses, fresh fish, cured meats, bread, local wines and flowers.
If you’re visiting any one of the cities listed below, be sure to make good use of our list of some of the best markets of Italy.
Continue Reading “10 best food markets in Italy” as appeared on Gambero Rosso.
Images by Maria Pasquale, Eleonora Baldwin, Jay Cavallaro
Eleonora Baldwin is a TV host, freelance food and travel writer, and culinary connoisseur based in Rome, Italy. Her writing appears in several food and travel publications. Her shows “ABCheese” and “Uazz’america” are broadcast on Italian food network Gambero Rosso Channel. Her podcast “iCheese” is recorded live on the Radio Food Live network.