by Marina Seveso, Oonagh Stransky
The great antique and flea markets of Italy are hard to find and equally hard to navigate once discovered. This slim, comprehensive and practical guide points travelers quickly and easily to the best such markets in all of Italy’s regions. Whether searching for turn-of-the-century buttons or biscotti tins or men’s hats from the 1940s, travelers will find this volume indispensable. Specific information is provided detailing what each market offers, from vintage furniture, jewelry, linens and lace, clothes, and enamel signs, to postcards, military paraphernalia, botanical prints, buttons, powder boxes, and perfume bottles. Organized by region, with locations and directions, opening days, hours, and contact information, the sidebars offer additional cultural information about each region, from culinary specialties to religious festivals.