Every third Sunday of the month, the center of Gradisca d’Isonzo in Alpe Adria, becomes the traditional appointment of thousands of antique lovers from the Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and further afield.
Il Mercatino dell’Antiquariato a Gradisca d’Isonzo, also known as “Mercatino Mitteleuropeo dell’usato” is one of the best supplied antique markets in Alpe Adria, with a continuously growing number of exhibitors (more than 200), coming from all over Friuli Venezia Giulia, but also from Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Poland, and Hungary.
The stalls are spread over the entire surface of the historic center of Gradisca d’Isonzo, in particular, Piazza Unità d’Italia, Parco della Spianata and Viale Regina Margherita. Il Mercatino dell’Antiquariato a Gradisca d’Isonzo is an appointment that continuously grows in resonance and participation in the region and abroad, thanks to the ongoing work of the Associazione “Gradisca è” which remains fundamental for the dynamism of the event.
Even though some stalls are dedicated to arts & crafts, Il Mercatino dell’Antiquariato a Gradisca d’Isonzo essentially deals with antiques. There is something to get excited about wandering among the stalls overflowing with curious objects, some very strange or even never seen before, unique pieces from the past and ancient jewelry, furnishings, and tools. Antique enthusiasts can expect to find porcelains, antique prints, old kitchen tools (pulpers, cauldrons, wooden ladles), old candlesticks, vintage toys and dolls, ceramics, silverware, and all kinds of antique furnishing accessories from days gone by.
One of the largest antique markets in Alpe Adria, Mercatino Mitteleuropeo dell’usato is also a much-loved event, that offers an opportunity to relive the glories of the Central European past in one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.