#300 I miss mercato – 2

Many towns in Italy have a square called “Piazza delle erbe” (Verona, Padova, Mantova…) or “delle vettovaglie” (erbe ‘herbs/vegetables’ vettovaglie ‘food’), the one in which mercato was held

(Piazza delle erbe, Verona)

(Domenico Gargiulo, Piazza del Mercato a Napoli, 1654)

But mercato is not only an open air grocery store, of course you can find fresh fruit and vegetable there (and cheap cloths, bags, shoes, fake Gucci and D&G…) it is also a cultural gathering, a place in which you can observe humanity and life in all his beauty and spontaneousness.

(See also: “I miss mercato – 1”

https://misshome.wordpress.com/2013/07/28/28-i-miss-mercato/ ‎

“I miss mercatini di Natale” https://misshome.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/161i-miss-mercatini-di-natale/  )

 

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2 thoughts on “#300 I miss mercato – 2

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