Mercatino dell’antiquariato a Godega di Sant’Urbano is one of the most famous and well attended antique markets in the province of Treviso. It first took place back in 1988 and has been going strong ever since, gaining momentum year after year. This antique market is a monthly affair with the exception of high summer, and one Sunday every month the Via Roma is filled with over 230 antique dealers – both professional and hobbyist.
Spreading over a 7,500 square meters exhibition area (2,000 of which are covered) Mercatino dell’antiquariato a Godega di Sant’Urbano is a collector’s paradise, and it is easy to see why it has garnered such a great reputation.
In its early years, Mercatino dell’antiquariato a Godega di Sant’Urbano was very much a local affair. There is a strong antiquing scene in Treviso, and people love nothing more than searching for rare items on the regular markets. Over the years, this market grew in popularity and now attracts each month more than 5,000 visitors and dealers from all over Italy and further afield. It creates an eclectic mix of both buyers and sellers, and adds to the thriving atmosphere that surrounds this market every month.
One of the most loved aspects of Mercatino dell’antiquariato a Godega di Sant’Urbano is the range of antiques on display for sale. There are Bohemian crystal glasses and carafes, copper pots, tankard mugs from Germany, lamps, vintage tin toys, automobile memorabilia, chandeliers, 17th century woodwork, cutlery, lace, coin and stamp collections, furniture, chests, artwork and one of a kind antique books that will not be found anywhere else. There are also always a few more ‘exotic’ stands offering more ethnic and oriental antiques.
Mercatino dell’antiquariato a Godega di Sant’Urbano is the perfect location for serious collectors to seek out new treasure. It also offers the ideal opportunity for casual shoppers to snag beautiful, one of a kind items for their home, or to pick up an exceptional gift for a loved one. It is definitely a market that should not be missed when visiting the northeastern Italian region of Veneto.