Market and Markets in Tuscany

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Shopping in the market in Tuscany

The markets usually take place weekly.
The setting up of the stalls begins in the morning between 7:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., the market usually ends around 13:00 p.m. to 14:00 p.m.

The regular markets take place on the following days (mornings):

Abbadia San Salvatoredaily fruit market, every 2nd and 4th Thursday large market
AnghiariWednesday
arcidossoTuesday
ArezzoSaturday
AscianoSaturday
Bagni di LuccaSaturday
Gavorrano bathroomThursday
Barberino Val d'ElsaSaturday
BargaSaturday
bibbienaThursday
Borgo San LorenzoTuesday and Friday
CalciWednesday
CapalbioWednesday
CarraraMonday
Castel del Piano1st Wednesday of the month
Castelnuovo di GafargnanaThursday
Castiglione della PescaiaSaturday
Castiglion FibocchiThursday
Castiglione FiorentinoFriday
CecinaTuesday
CertaldoWednesday and Saturday
cinigianoTuesday
Civitella in Val di ChianaWednesday
CortonaThursday
EmpoliThursday
FiesoleSaturday
Figline ValdarnoTuesday
Florenceevery day
FollonicaFriday
FucecchioWednesday and Friday
GaioleSaturday
Greve in ChiantiSaturday
GrossetoThursday
LivornoFriday, daily fish market
LuccaWednesday and Saturday
LucignanoThursday
PlaceMarket day
Magliano in ToscanaWednesday
mancianoSaturday
Massa MarittimaWednesday
MontalcinoFriday
Monte ArgentarioTuesday (Porto Santo Stefano)
Monte ArgentarioMonday (Porto Ercole)
Montecatini TermeThursday
MontepulcianoThursday
MonteriggioniThursday
Monte San SavinoWednesday
OrbetelloSaturday
PaganicSaturday
PesciaSaturday
PienzaFriday
PiombinoWednesday
PisaWednesday and Saturday
PistoiaWednesday and Saturday
PitiglianoWednesday
PomaranceThursday
PoppiTuesday
Porto ErcoleMonday
PortoferraioFriday
Porto San StefanoTuesday
PratoMonday
Rio MarinaMonday
roccastradaWednesday
San GimignanoThursday
San MiniatoTuesday
San Quirico d'OrciaEvery 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month
SansepolcroTuesday and Saturday
San Vincenzo (Livorno)Saturday
ScansanoFriday
ScarlinoTuesday
SienaWednesday
StiaTuesday
ViareggioThursday
VinciWednesday
VolterraSaturday

What else you should know about the markets in Tuscany

The markets are one of the main attractions in Tuscany. Almost every place has a regular market - from the daily sales event in Florence to the fish market in Livorno to the weekly market in Castiglione della Pescaia. In most places the markets take place on different days; so it is possible to visit a different market every day if necessary.

tuscany market
While fish markets often take place on the coast, the markets in the larger cities are almost comparable to grocer's or junk markets in terms of the variety of offers. In the villages, on the other hand, there are mostly farmers' markets or markets with a selection of local specialties; a visit here during harvest times is particularly worthwhile. Ultimately, the decision on which market to go to is a matter of taste. It is always an entertaining experience - especially on vacation. So this is also a good opportunity to get a little insight into the mentality of Tuscan traders.

Since the markets usually take place in the city center, you should be prepared when you arrive and when choosing a parking space that you will not necessarily be able to find a “pole position” on site. Occasionally a long walk from the car park has to be accepted, but you can combine this with a visit to the site. Please remember not to leave any valuables in the car and not to offer any “opportunities” to opportunistic thieves, even in the crowded market!

Plagiarism and copies

Incidentally, items from brand manufacturers such as Louis Vuitton or Gucci are also often offered in Tuscany, especially in the larger markets. You will see from the price that these are definitely not originals, even if the plagiarisms sometimes look very real. According to German law, you may acquire these illegal copies under very specific conditions. The total amount must not exceed the price of 300 euros (price actually paid at the holiday destination, when returning by car) and the amount of the items must remain within a "manageable" range.

However, we advise you to focus your attention on other things. The plagiarism is often not worth the price, which unfortunately most customers find out a short time later. In addition, these are not Tuscan products. They prefer to use the opportunity to purchase products from Tuscany. You can usually get them fresh and cheap on the market. And where is it more fun than shopping in Tuscany at a real traditional Tuscan market in an attractive ambience?

Last updated: 06.02.2024

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