August 05, 2011

Market Day

Once a week every Italian village has it's street market. Every Saturday there is a big market in Vibo Valentia's old town center. You will find underwear (intimo) sold in front of the church and a fresh market just in between the extended market locations.

Combine the market day in Vibo Valentia with a visit of the castello and its archaeological museum. From the castello you have an impressive view over Calabrian highlands.

Today, we went to the market in Pizzo. There were the usual counterfeit handbag sellers but mainly farmers from the region selling local products: vegetables and fruits, cheese and peperoncini, olive oil, home made wine and even home made soap! You also can find shoes, plants, household tools, table clothes, underwear, hair bands, sun glases, t-shirts and other (simple) fashion wear.

The market in Pizzo is quiet a nice walk. It is located above Via Nationale, below the autostrada Salerno - Reggio Calabria, every Thursday from 7 am to 1 pm.

From village to village, and even from week to week the vendor stands might change a bit.

Market Days from 7 am until 1 pm:

Vibo Marina   - Mondays
Pizzo              - Thursdays
Vibo Valentia - Saturdays
Tropea           - Saturdays

1 comment:

  1. Markets are still very much an important way of life in Italy aren't they. Good to hear you have finally moved. Buon ferragosto.