The indoor markets are a staple of the city of Milan (Italy). This is the Mercato Comunale Prealpi, one of the many indoor markets in town; with about 15 family-owned stalls it offers a large variety of fresh produce, meat, fish, fresh bread, pastries, cured meats, cheeses, pre-prepared gourmet foods and much more. One of the thing I love about indoor markets is the friendly atmosphere that reigns as soon as you enter the gates, chat with the vendors and ask for cooking tips is always a pleasant must. The majority of the shops are owned by the same family from decades, the quality of the products is high and the prices are reasonable and affordable.

The city’s oldest and largest indoor food market is located in Piazza Wagner, just outside the city center near of the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie. It is held Monday through Saturday from 8.30 am to 1pm and Tuesday through Saturday from 15.30 to 7:30pm; 19 stalls of mouthwatering food and quality stuff.

I highly recommend to all those who are visiting Milan, to stop and shop at the nearest indoor market to breathe a bit of authentic Milan.

Buon spesa e buon appetito!!!







Photo by Ale Gambini –

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