The area of Brera in Milan is known for its bohemian boutiques and laid back atmosphere, and once a month since 1981 it hosts over 100 antique and vintage dealers as part of the Mercatino dell’antiquariato di Brera. This antique market is easy to find, conveniently close to the main tourist center of Milan, but removed enough to be just a little quieter and less crowded. The market does draw the crowds though, and over the years is has garnered quite the reputation with both locals and tourists to the area.
The cobblestone streets, quaint art galleries and overgrown green areas provide the perfect setting for Mercatino dell’antiquariato di Brera. It is a lovely market and area to stroll through, regardless of one’s specific interest in antiques. Anyone who finds themselves at this market is guaranteed to get swallowed by the warm and friendly atmosphere and carried along from booth to booth chatting with the vendors. There are upwards of 100 sellers, and each is happy to chat about the wares for sale.
Collectors who visit Mercatino dell’antiquariato di Brera are likely to find a gem or two among the antique stalls, and those interested in items from bygone times will be hard pushed to leave empty handed. There is enough of a variety of goods for sale to catch anyone’s eye. There are vintage jewelry collections, vintage books, porcelain and china ware, clothing, shoes, artwork, tools, record players, telephones, ornaments and so much more.
The location of Mercatino di Brera means that is an easy place to spend a day. The time will pass before you know it, as you meander from stall to stall and investigate all the wares. There are also some fantastic cafes and restaurants in the Brera district, for any much needed refreshments. This means that visitors can keep shopping all day! Mercatino di Brera is a fantastic antique market, and one that should certainly not be missed.