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Markets in Tessin and Italy

People preferring to buy their fresh products directly with the producer are able to do this throughout the week.

One stroll through these pittoresques market places near the Italian border is always worthwhile. The markets open every week.

The Mediterranean old town with its boutiques and small stores invites you to stroll around for hours. On Tuesdays and Fridays there is even more to see: on the marketplace of Riforma. Mostly smaller peasant farmers offer their home-made and fresh products, varying from cheese and sausages over to wine and grappa.
Tue and Fri from 7.00 to 12.00.

Lovers of antiques are in their element here. Books, picture frames, silver and crystal ware are especially sought for. There is a lot to find here.
Saturdays from 08.00 to 17.00

The market in Luino is internationally known for its fresh cheese, sausages, sea fish, seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as clothes of all sorts. Dressmakers and tailors find a huge variety of buttons, cloths and fabrics, threads.
Wednesday from 09.00 to 16.30

Ponte Tresa is situated at the Swiss-Italian border on lake Lugano. Its market is on the Italian border and offers a rich variety as well as all the others. Cheese, sausages, sea fish, fruits and vegetables, clothes and shoes of all kinds.
Saturdays from 08.00 to 18.00

To reach the Italian city, take the exit Como after Chiasso at the border. The market here looks back on a long tradition and offers fantastic products of its country: fruits and vegetables, cheese from various regions and from all over Italy, sausages, meat, fish from the lake of Como, bread, pizza, pastries. Clothes, fabric, shoes and accessoires are strongly presented at the market in the “Città della seta- Silk City Como”, as well as leather ware and hats. Moreover cosmetic companies offer their products here, and domestic articles as well as hundreds of different sweets are to be purchased too.
Tue, Thur, Sat from 08.00 to 13.00; Sat to 18.00

At the market in Varese various foods are available: cheese from the surrounding area and from all over Italy, sausages, fresh fish, meat, bread and pastries, fruits and vegetables. Flowers, leather goods, stockings and socks, underwear, fabrics, woolens, etc. complete the offer.
Monday, Thursday and Saturday from 08.00 to 19.00.
(During wintertime from 08.00 to 17.00).

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