From its origins Valle Agredo has been a vital transit region between northern Europe, Venice and the Mediterranean: Pilgrims, merchants, armies, and ordinary travelers made their way across the region, helping to create lasting relations with the different communities and cultures.
Nowadays Valle Agredo is an important thoroughfare for people traveling to the main cities of the Veneto region, and an area full of unique opportunities to discover, among which, Piazzola sul Brenta‘s monthly antique market.
Located a few miles away from Padua, the antique market Antiquariato a Piazzola sul Brenta is a true paradise for antique aficionados, and enthusiasts of all things vintage and other collectable.
The Antiquariato a Piazzola sul Brenta was created in 1979 and is now widely considered to be one of the very best antique markets in Italy. The 800 exhibitors attending the antique market, find space every last Sunday of the month in the large square in front of the Villa Contarini and in the spaces of the ex jutificio Camerini. This whole area was magnificently restored and now has the welcoming vibe of a well-established a neighborhood, and a great atmosphere that permeates through the streets, squares and all the market stalls. The Antiquariato a Piazzola sul Brenta also spreads among the access roads to this area.
Whether visitors are antique enthusiasts or simply looking for an interesting shopping area for browsing, the Antiquariato a Piazzola sul Brenta will not fail to please everyone. The market attracts many visitors from abroad, and all know that there are items of great value to be found and good business to be made there. In fact, Antiquariato a Piazzola sul Brenta truly has a bit of everything: vintage furniture and precious antique frames, rarities, various objects of daily use, war memorabilia, brooches, newspapers, books and antique prints. There are also objects of nostalgia; old toys, lego, toy soldiers, even the Roman centurions of the village of the comic Asterix, and other comics in rare editions can be found.
A day spent walking and browsing through the stalls at Antiquariato a Piazzola sul Brenta, is a day well spent. This antique market guarantees a real journey through time. Even if the intent was to window-shop, it is very difficult to leave this market empty handed! The setting is beautiful, the items incredible and the vendors joyful. It is everything an antique market should be.