Market Day in Atina

Each Monday is market day in Atina. This weekly event has been held since time immemorial. The town is transformed into a colourful bustling market place. The large sprawling market stretches throughout the centre of the town. Local growers and farmers arrive early bringing their freshly grown produce to sell.  Each stall holder has their regular pitch. The fruit and vegetable section of the market is mainly held in Piazza Marconi, Piazza Veroli and Piazza Saturno. Depending on the time of year the stalls are laden with all types of colourful vegetables, fruits, legumes, herbs and mushrooms.  

photo © Philippe Brolet

photo © Italo Caira

photo © Italo Caira

Atina Market Piazza Marconi Italy

photo © Italo Caira

photo © Italo Caira

photo © Eugenio Emilio Frederick

photo © Eugenio Emilio Frederick

 photo © Italo Caira

photo © Philippe Brolet

photo © Philippe Brolet

photo © Eugenio Emilio Frederick

photo © Philippe Brolet

photo © Sandra Visocchi

There are always several delicatessen vans selling tempting gastronomic deights.  These include a tasty selection of breads and biscuits, cheeses, salami, cooked and cured meats, olives, sundried tomatoes, lupini, capers, anchovies, dried salted cod, and pickled vegetables, olive oil and vinegars.  All absolutely delicious.

photo © Philippe Brolet

photo © Philippe Brolet

Eugenio Emilio Frederick

photo © Philippe Brolet

In Piazza Garibaldi, Via Amerigo Vecchione and Via La Veduta there are many more stalls. There is sometimes a stall which sells eggs, live rabbits, chickens, ducks, plus other birds and pets. Another sells seeds, seedlings of lettuces and vegetables ready to plant in the orto, potted flowers, plants, shrubs and fruit trees. Then there are a whole range of other stalls selling an array of wares such as cooking utensils, clothes, shoes, handbags and so on.

photo © Italo Caira

photo © Italo Caira

   photo © Italo Caira

My thanks to all the people listed above for kindly sharing their wonderful photos with us.

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