Nestled in the picturesque region of Lombardia, in Novegro, Milan, Brocantage Fiera dell'Antico is an antique enthusiast's dream destination. Conceived in 1986 by attorney Vincenzo Pagliuzzi, this vibrant market draws inspiration from vintage markets beyond the Alps and stands as an emblem of Italy's rich historical tapestry, attracting locals and tourists alike.
Spread across the charming site, the market offers a myriad of treasures, including ornate furniture, exquisite paintings, vintage housewares, vintage mechanical and electrical equipment, comic books, accessories and musical instruments. Swarms of fans and dedicated collectors flock to the market each year, navigating the bustling stalls to discover classic antique delights such as stained glass vases, delicate silverware, vintage dolls and ornate picture frames.
The warm and inviting atmosphere of the Brocantage Fiera dell'Antico is a major draw, fostering a sense of community among exhibitors and shoppers. Many return year after year, captivated by the market's enduring charm and the wealth of quality antiques that make each visit uniquely rewarding.
Admission to this lavish market is €10, but those with a VIP Brocantage card can explore the antique haven for free. Reduced rates of €5 are available for children under 12 (0-6 years free), disabled visitors and military personnel, ensuring that the market is accessible to a wide audience. Some editions of the market further enhance the experience by organizing special thematic exhibitions, adding a layer of intrigue and making each event simply unmissable.
In addition to the antique treasures, Novegro's surroundings offer additional attractions. Just a five-minute drive from the market is Palazzo Monadori, an architectural masterpiece designed by Oscar Niemeyer, the visionary architect behind the Brasília Cathedral in Brazil. The scenery and architecture of the area is truly inspiring and provides a picturesque backdrop for a day of antique hunting.
For those seeking tranquility, the nearby Idropark Fila is a hidden gem. This tranquil lake is a favorite among locals, offering a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of Milan and a chance to breathe in the clean, fresh air, especially during the beautiful spring season.
Growing in popularity every year, Brocantage Fiera dell'Antico has established a reputation as the best vintage shopping destination in the area. The market's friendly atmosphere, quality antiques and breathtaking surroundings make it a must-visit for anyone looking to explore Italy's rich historical and cultural heritage.
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