Apart from shopping in the usual small shops and department stores, one way to really experience Italy is to visit some of their local markets. The antique markets sell everything from jewelry to antique farm implements, and you can always find a small treasure that you can fit into your suitcase to take home. As well as the regular markets listed, there are many more that take place to celebrate special celebrations. I will continue to add markets as I discover them!
Assisi – Second Sunday in town center
Bastia Umbra – Sunday before the 21st in March, June, September and December – Piazza Mazzini
Castiglione del Lago – Third Saturday of the month, April to September – Piazza Gramsci
Citta di Castello – Third weekend of the month – Town Center
Gubbio – Third Sunday of the month – Town Center
Narni – Third Saturday of the month – Piazza dei Priori
Perugia – Fourth weekend of the month – (Palazzo della Prefettura, in summer, Rocca Paolina, in winter) – Ceramics and antique costume jewelry are popular.
Pissignano (Perugia) – First Sunday of the month
Spoleto – Second Sunday of the month – Historical center
Todi – Second Sunday of the month – Piazza Comunale – Large market the last week in march
Trevi – Fourth Sunday of the month