With over 380 exhibitors, the Mercatone dell'Antiquariato del Naviglio Grande is one of the largest antique markets in Milan. Held once a month on the banks of the Naviglio Grande, the market stretches for two kilometers from the famous Church of the Conchetta, designed by Leonardo da Vinci, along the waterfront to the Darsena, where the Naviglio Pavese and Naviglio Grande canals meet.
One of the highlights of the Mercatone dell'Antiquariato del Naviglio Grande is undoubtedly its scenic location. Overlooking the banks of the Naviglio Grande, Milan's oldest canal, this monthly antique market attracts not only seasoned antique bargain hunters and flea market enthusiasts, but also the usual Milanese Sunday passers-by and many tourists who come to enjoy a leisurely stroll along this beautiful scenic area.
From porcelain to paintings, silver cutlery to silver jewelry, furs to furniture, there's so much to choose from at the Mercatone dell'Antiquariato del Naviglio Grande that it's hard to know where to start. The market features many genuine antiques, such as old furniture, clocks, paintings, silver cutlery and jewelry, porcelain, bronze, chandeliers, dolls, books and other collectibles. Merchandise sold at this Mercatone dell'Antiquariato can vary drastically in price; some are expensive for a good reason, while others are outrageous. With this in mind, it is advisable to keep an eye out for expensive items.
With so much to see, it is easy to spend the morning, afternoon, or even the day bargaining in a relaxed atmosphere. Throw in a tasty lunch, gelato or aperitivo while considering your dinner options, and you have the perfect plan for a Sunday stroll in Milan.
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Molly West14th August 2015 at 20:28
Sunday is a tough time in Milan for things to do. Out of ideas, we decided to Metro over to the Navigli district for a walk about. What a great surprise to step out of the Metro into an enormous antique flea market with perhaps 200 vendor stalls lining both sides of the canal for blocks. Lots of very high quality mid-century stuff that it killed us not to be able to buy due to transportation limitations.
Flavia Hinojosa19th August 2015 at 00:36
I visit this place every last Sunday of each month for the local antiques market, which is pretty well organized and worth a visit!
Kenneth Goodman2nd April 2016 at 21:40
We hit this just right. On the last Sunday of the month, there’s a terrific flea market which takes up the entire canal Naviglio area. Some choice antiques and people watching. Cafes are open and lively.