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4 Reasons To Explore Local Markets On Your Italian Yacht Getaway

By Yacht Getaways Team
on  February 12, 2018

Bustling with activity, the sights, sounds and scents of local markets in Italy are always a joy to experience. Here are a few reasons why we think you too will fall in love with them throughout your sailing getaway.

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Sample A Variety of Local Flavours

Local food markets are often one of the very best ways to explore authentic Italian flavours and produce. You’re likely to find everything from seasonal fruits and vegetables, locally made cheese and wine, to homemade preserves and delicious baked goods. If something catches your eye, don’t be afraid to ask the vendor about it because it’s likely they will be incredibly passionate about their produce and eager to tell you a little more about it.

Appreciate Local Craftsmanship and Antique Treasures throughout your Sailing Getaway

Antique and craft markets are also popular throughout Italy and as you stroll around the stalls you’re almost certain to find something unique that you will be tempted to purchase and take home with you as a small memento of your trip. Whether you fall in love with the work of a local artisan or uncover an antique treasure that you simply cannot resist, local markets are the ideal places to shop for unique souvenirs either for yourself or as gifts for friends and family back at home.

Experience the Culture and Connect with Locals

From fellow shoppers to vibrant vendors, local markets are the ideal location to reach out to and connect with local residents and learn a little bit more about the history and culture of the surrounding region.

Soak in the Atmosphere

The vivacious and energetic atmosphere of Italian markets is so joyful, you’ll almost certainly struggle not to leave feeling utterly uplifted – as well as keen to spend the rest of your day exploring the local area after enjoying a bite to eat and a refreshing drink.

We always recommend arriving early to avoid the height of the crowds, but we hope you will love strolling around the stalls as much as we do!

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