In the south-west of Milan, near the Ticinese Gate, begins the Navigli area (ital. “Navigli”, eng. “Channels”)
Along the Grand Channel / Navilgio Grande on the last Sunday of the month there is a great antiques market / Mercatone dell’Antiquariato.
It is always crowded because in addition to the 400 sellers, there are many curious tourists and local people.
Between the products, you can see a wide variety of antique furniture, paintings, books, jewelry and much more.
The style of Milanese houses assumes an elegant and skillful combination of styles. In the ultra-modern interiors, there are antique and vintage items. To find them, go to Navigli.
Among the furniture from the early 20th century you will find massive tables and wardrobes with a charming touch of patina. You can find bright colored and trendy design vintage furniture from the 50- to 60-ies. Engravings and etchings are displayed in a very interesting way (a kind of engraving on metal) of French printings from the 1750-80ies, as well as maps and atlases of the early 19th century.
There are paintings of artists of the1920-1940ies, not only from Lombardy, but also from other regions of Italy, for example, the Venetians and the painters of Genoa. You may find some very rare specimens. For example, the unique dolls of the XVII century that quickly found their buyer.
Venetian mirrors, silver candlesticks, vintage jewelry, old family photo frames and exquisite plates – everything is attracting and does not let go and invites anyone to come back to Navigli.