Lake Garda Markets-Shopping in Lake Garda

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  • Lake Garda Markets-Shopping In Lake Garda

Why Visit a Lake Garda Markets

If you like shopping then a visit to one of the many Lake Garda markets is an experience that you shouldn’t miss. A Lake Garda market is a bustling, noisy and colourful place, where a cocktail of sumptuous food aromas attack the senses and make your mouth water. In most of the larger Lake Garda towns and some of the smaller ones the weekly market is noisy and colourful place where old customs thrive.

It is still a major part of Italian culture for the locals to visit the weekly market and it provides the opportunity to keep up two more very Italian customs……to be a food critic and to haggle. In Lake Garda the locals are joined by the tourists

One thing I love about Italians is there passion for all things Italian. While it may mean that they miss out on many of the world wide foods that we now take for granted, it ensures that local and traditional Italian produce and recipes survive through the centuries.

What you can buy at a Lake Garda Market

The vendors are very proud of their products and will often allow you to ‘try before you buy’, whilst providing as much information about their products as you will allow them to.

Lake Garda markets aren’t just food markets, you can buy anything from a hair grip to a white truffle. You’ll find stylish Italian shoes and leather goods, pottery, tapestry, clothing, bric a brac and household gadgets…which means a Lake Garda market is the perfect place to purchase the latest Italian fashion, something for your home, a memento of your holiday or a gift for someone back home. For me…’s always the food.

All in all a visit to a Lake Garda market is one of the things to do on any Lake Garda holiday.

Check out the list below to discover on which day is the market in the town closest to you. Also check out the blog area to discover Lake Garda summer events where you can experience shopping at a colourful, open-air market….quite often under the stars.

Your Nearest Lake Garda Market

    • Peschiera Del Garda
    • Torri del Benaco
    • Moniga del Garda

    • Desenzano
    • Limone sul Garda
    • Rovereto
    • Torbole – 2nd and 4th of the month

    • Arco – 1st and 3rd of the month
    • Lazise
    • Riva del Garda – 2nd and 4th of the month

    • Bardolino
    • Toscolano – Maderno
    • Trento

    • Garda
    • Lugana di Sirmione
    • Manerba del Garda

    • Malcesine
    • Salo’


  1. A Week In Lake Garda – joypaws August 10, 2016 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    […] Market days vary in each town, they came highly recommended by the locals and tourists, although we missed the market due to a combination of over sleeping and forgetting! You can find the market days here. […]

  2. Dots Murphy February 20, 2017 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    What month do markets start in Riva del garda

    • admin February 21, 2017 at 10:16 pm - Reply

      Hi Dots,

      The markets run all year round.

  3. Dots Murphy March 28, 2017 at 7:46 am - Reply

    We will be in Riva. From 27th May to 3rd June. What day is market in Riva.? Thank you

  4. Julie May 25, 2017 at 9:37 am - Reply

    In lake Garda Friday 2 June till wed. 7 th. Will miss my Thursday market at bardilino that I love. Interested in the shopping under the stars. Please can you tell me more about it between these dates. Thank you

    • admin May 28, 2017 at 11:32 am - Reply

      Hi Julie,

      I’m as yet unaware of shopping under the stars in Bardolino during your dates, there is however shopping under the stars in Manerba if you want to make the trip across

      • Jenni May 31, 2017 at 1:16 pm - Reply

        Is Shopping under the Stars just on June 6, or is it every Tuesday? We are visiting June 8-15.

  5. Amanda May 29, 2017 at 10:19 pm - Reply

    Please can you let me know if there is a market on tomorrow any where? We are staying in sirmione and are due to leave tomorrow afternoon. Also, where is best to shop, I have stayed in Garda before and prefer the shops there to Sirmione but wondered if somewhere else would be better?
    Thank you

    • admin May 29, 2017 at 10:37 pm - Reply

      Hi Amanda,

      There is a market in Desenzano tomorrow. Desenzano also has great shops and a shopping center. There is also Leone which is a shopping mall just south of the town….it has fantastic shops.

  6. Noy June 18, 2017 at 11:25 pm - Reply

    Hi, my wife and I will be around Lake Garda between the 28/06 until the 04/07.
    What markets would you recommend?
    thank you 🙂

    • admin June 19, 2017 at 11:40 pm - Reply

      Hi Noy, the full list of markets is on the page, they are all fairly similar so it depends where you are staying. I like the markets in Salo, Peschiera and Desenzano….but I’m sure all the others are just as good. You must keep an eye on the Love Lake Garda events calendar as some towns have weekly or monthly evening markets during the summer such as Shopping sotto le stelle in Manerba. Hope this helps. Roy

  7. Linda June 22, 2017 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    We have been in Moniga del Garda many times before and they had an evening market. Now we just arrived and I can’t find that they have this, only Monday 8 am to 1 pm. Do they have an evening market? If they do, when?

    • admin June 26, 2017 at 10:53 pm - Reply

      Hi Linda, I’m not sure about the evening market in Moniga but I know of ‘shopping sotto le stelle‘, every Tuesday in Manerba. Hope this helps, roy

  8. Suzanne August 10, 2017 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    We are staying in Bardolino this August and want to know if there are any night markets? Particularly on Thursday or Saturday night?

    • admin August 20, 2017 at 1:54 pm - Reply

      Hi Suzanne, I’m unaware of any up and coming evening markets in Bardolino, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t any. Try contacting the local Bardolino tourist office.

  9. Karen September 23, 2017 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    Are there any markets on Sundays?

    • admin September 24, 2017 at 12:45 pm - Reply

      Hi Karen, there are no weekly markets on a Sunday. There maybe ad hoc artisan markets, you will need to check at your local tourist office.

  10. Gudrun Halfdanardottir October 4, 2017 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    Hi – can you give me information about where in Salo is the location for the weekly market on Saturdays? Kindest wishes and regards

    • admin October 8, 2017 at 3:26 pm - Reply

      Hi Gudrun,

      The market is very big and you won’t fail to find it as it is very busy……just follow the locals. It is close to the football stadium and also the big Italmark supermercato.

  11. John Peavoy July 5, 2018 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    Hi, just wondering what evening markets are happening down in the Southern half of the lake from now to the weekend please? I.e. Thu/Fri/Sat evenings?

    Thank you!


    • admin July 5, 2018 at 2:23 pm - Reply

      Sorry John,
      The only evening markets I’m aware of are Manerba on Tuesday and Desenzano on Wednesday. Mi dispiace

      • John Peavoy July 5, 2018 at 2:33 pm - Reply

        OK – thank you for the quick response!

  12. Colm September 9, 2018 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    What time do the markets start in the morning pls

    • admin January 22, 2019 at 4:12 pm - Reply

      Markets start around 7.00am

  13. Lori DeCarolis October 11, 2018 at 5:22 pm - Reply

    Are the markets in Bardolino, Lasize and Torbole open all yaer round? We will be there in the first half of November. What can we expect to find in these markets? Are there any antique markets?

    • admin October 22, 2018 at 6:31 pm - Reply

      Hi Lori, I’m certain that the weekly town markets are all year round. I know for certain that the markets in Salò and Desenzano are so I think the others will also be.

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