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Mercato Orientale

Explore the Mercato Orientale
The Genovese (among most Italians) really appreciate fresh food - apples that don't come wrapped in plastic, fish that isn't sealed in styrofoam containers. And so they shop daily for produce that's in season, and fish that has come off a boat that very morning. And with the layout of Genoa as it is, historically there really were no central squares in which to set up small markets. Thus, a huge central market was created instead, just outside the city walls.

If you come on the weekend, be prepared for massive crowds. For this reason, I love coming on Monday afternoon - very few people means you can really explore the stalls and have your pick over the freshest green tomatoes or the sharpest piece of pecorino cheese.

Via XX Settembre, 75r, 16121 Genova GE, Italy
Mon - Wed 7:30am - 1pm, 3:30pm - 7:30pm
Thur - Sat 7:30am - 7:30pm