Antiques are a popular pastime in Tuscany, and the Mercato antiquario di Pistoia has grown and cemented its reputation over the decades. Since the early 2000s, the antique market has been held in its current location: a spacious, indoor, recently renovated train factory warehouse with space for up to 80 vendors. At the Mercato antiquario di Pistoia, bargain hunting can be enjoyed in any weather. One weekend a month, dealers and collectors gather here to share their wares and hunt for treasures.
Most of the dealers selling at this antique market come from Tuscany and Liguria. This means that the selection of local goods and cultural-historical items specific to this area is second to none. There are also some vendors who come from further afield, so there is an eclectic mix of characters and items. What these vendors do not know about Tuscany is not worth knowing, and every tourist should visit this market to delve a little deeper into local history.
The Mercato antiquario di Pistoia is a little off the beaten path compared to some of the more well-known markets in Tuscany, but it is well worth the hunt. There are great vintage and antique finds here, and collectors will not be disappointed. There are pieces of vintage furniture, antique prints and artwork, lanterns and other lighting fixtures, collectible plates, keys, mirrors, wall sconces, vintage jewelry, porcelain, glassware, silver, brass fittings and much more.
The main room of the Mercato antiquario di Pistoia is very well organized, with vendors well spaced out with a generous area to display their wares. It is a pleasant place for shoppers to wander around and it is easy to work your way around and be sure to look at everything. Whatever you are collecting, it is sure to be lurking somewhere in this market, so take your time, look around and enjoy everything the vendors have to offer.
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