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Market Days in Chianti

It’s all part of the fun! Strolling the quaint streets and piazzas of the many little towns in Chianti and being able to visit the fresh food markets to find just the right ingredients to accompany your new bottle of wine or to start experimenting with the culinary delights.

Local markets have much more than just food: you will find a diverse range of local vendors with homewares including ceramics, linens and gadgets, clothing vendors with some styles at affordable prices and artisans with handmade arts and gift items.  When the markets are not located in the main square - or there are several options, we have indicated an address.

Be sure to check out the times and days of the markets below so you that can add one (or more) to your vacation itinerary.


Every Friday morning from 8am to 1 pm
Where: in the parking lot behind the Main square.

Strada in Chianti

Every Tuesday from 8am to 1 pm
Primo Maggio takes place on the first of May and has food, artisans and music


Every Saturday in the morning from 8 am to 1 pm

Tavernelle val di Pesa

Every Thursday in the morning from 8 am to 1 pm Tavarnelle si mette in mostra the 2nd sunday of every month from 8 am to 4 pm

San Casciano val di Pesa

Every Monday in the morning from 8 am to 1 pm

San Donato in Poggio

Every Friday in the morning from 8 am to 1 pm

San Gimignano

Every Thursday in the morning from 8 am to 1 pm
Where: Piazza Duomo, Piazza della Cisterna

Candy stand at Outdoor Chianti MarketBarberino val d’Elsa

Every Saturday in the morning from 8 am to 1 pm

Colle Val D’Elsa

Every Friday except if Friday is a holiday then it is on Thursday, in the morning from 8 am to 1 pm Piazza Arnolfo

Greve in Chianti

Every Saturday from 8am to 1 pm
Special Markets:
»  Il Pagliaio Market which highlights organic foods and producers, Every fourth Sunday of the month in the morning
»  Stelle e Mercanti, an evening market with food, artisans and music ONLY in June, July and August on the third Thursday from 6 pm till 11 pm
»  Fiera Annuale di Settembre, is the first Wednesday in September with food and local artisans

Panzano in Chianti

Every Sunday from 8am to 1 pm
Special Markets: The Aprilante Market takes place every first Sunday of the month - local artisans exhibit their wares, while local producers offer honey, cheeses, salumi and much more including antiques. Over 100 tables through the small village, all shops are open and a feeling of "fiesta" in the air.

Gaiole in Chianti

The second Monday of every month (except for September which is the first Monday. In the afternoon from 14.00 - 20.00.

Radda in Chianti

The fourth Monday of every month, 15.00-20.00
Where: Piazza IV Novembre

Castellina in Chianti

In the morning from 8 am to 1 pm at
Where: Via Piazza della Pace every Thursday and Via IV Novembre every Saturday

Author: Donna Scharnagl

It has been more than 25 years since I took my first steps in Italy and I still haven’t found a good reason to leave.  Between the food, the culture, the history, the art, the landscapes … did I mention the food? I have become a lifelong student. It didn't take long to learn that Italians all have stories that long to be told; stories that paint a picture of how hard work produces character, how life is made of ups and downs and how good it feels to laugh.


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