Antique paintings, sculptures, hand tools, books, furnitures, lamps, clothes, antique photo frames and much more... flea markets and antique fairs are ideal places for great shopping among the rarest objects.
In Tuscany there are countless historical markets gathering since decades once a month antique dealers and collectors throughout Italy. Here are some of the most important appointments in Tuscany for antique and vintage lovers.
It was the first market of its kind to be established in Italy in 1968. It’s held regularly the first weekend of every month in Arezzo and over the years has grown in size and reputation.
There are now 500 vendors from across the country selling their goods at the market, which is visited by around 30,000 customers. Have a look at our other article "The Antique Market in Arezzo: photos and tips".
The second oldest antiques fair in Italy is in Lucca, where about 220 exhibitors gather on the third Sunday of the month and the preceding Saturday for the antiques market. The event is popular with collectors and those who are curious, who move between Piazza Antelminelli, Piazza San Giusto, Piazza San Giovanni, Piazza Bernardini, Piazza San Martino and Via del Battistero in search of antique furniture, prints, textiles and objects.
Finally Florence, where from Monday to Sunday there is a permanent Flea Market in Piazza Annigoni, with stands selling used books, records, jewelry and other antique and modern items and crafts.
Monthly events include the Mercato Arti e Mestieri dell'Oltrarno, a busy market held every second Sunday of the month in the lively Piazza Santo Spirito, and Indipendenza Antiquaria, which brings together exhibitors from all over Italy in Piazza Indipendenza every third Sunday of the month and the Saturday before (excluding July and August).
The highlight for lovers of vintage and quality fashion and design is Vintage Selection, an annual international event organized by Pitti Immagine.