By Sharon Sanders
Our first full day in Palermo started with great time at the Sunday flea market. Mercatino Antiquario di Piazza Marina runs weekly from 7 a.m. to midday. Dozens of vendors surround the lovely gated park and nearby streets.
Just a five-minute stroll from our apartment in the Kalsa District, Walter and I had a ball ogling lots of stuff. After yesterdays’ chill and rain, the sun is shining and everyone’s in a grand mood.
Palermo Flea Market Finds
Barbie dolls, chandeliers, chandelier crystals, tools, toys, World War II Russian Army gear, jewelry, knives, ceramics, books, LP records, turntables, telephones, linens, hair accessories, Jesus paintings, walking sticks, clothing, watches, glassware, and more more more.
Walter scored a corkscrew with a wooden handle (like the one he coveted at the house we rented in Milis, Sardinia).
I found two bracelets which fit easily into nooks in the luggage. Traveling with a carry-on suitcase helps to control the bulky impulse purchases. These are the bracelets and the lovely ladies who sold them.
What’s your favorite market experience in Italy?