Originally held in the gardens of the Fortezza da Basso, the Fortezza da Basso Antique Market has now moved to the gardens of Piazza Indipendenza, under the name “Indipendenza Antiquaria”.
For one weekend each month (with the exception of high summer), Fortezza da Basso Antique Market takes over the area of Viale Filippo Strozzi, home to a 15th-century fort and the largest historical monument of Florence.
Fortezza da Basso Antique Market has garnered quite the reputation as the market to hit for fantastic collectible antiques, and sellers come from all over Italy to display their goods here. Visitors also come from near and far to peruse the items for sale. Whether an antique hunter or casual market browser, anyone finding themselves at Fortezza da Basso Antique Market will not be disappointed.
Fortezza da Basso Antique Market has grown over the years. It has become increasingly popular with antique dealers and collectors and keeps delivering the goods. Its current location is relatively new, as it was able to expand with the move. Therefore, there are now even more goods to browse through! Fortezza da Basso Antique Market is quite a large market, and thorough shoppers will easily need all day (or even all weekend) to make their way through every stand. Fortezza da Basso Antique Market is an outdoor market, and though fair weather is mostly enjoyed here, is it always best to come prepared, especially through the winter months.
There is a large selection and grand variety of items for sale at Fortezza da Basso Antique Market. There are collections of vintage books, watches, and clocks, old cameras, vintage clothing, antique bird cages, prints, postcards, larger artwork, furniture of all shapes and sizes, toys, tools, and knick-knacks beyond imagining. There is definitely something for everyone here, and anyone who enjoys a market will easily become lost in these wares.
Fortezza da Basso Antique Market is well attended year-round though, and it is always full of vendors keen to sell! Do not be shy to bargain; the stallholders encourage it and will impart plenty of information about the items while doing so. A great time is had by all here, and this market should not be missed.