Shopping & Enjoyment at the weekly markets on Lago
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Weekly markets on Lake Maggiore
The Italian markets are famous all over the world. Every Wednesday in Luino, a small town on the Italian side of Lake Maggiore, one of these great markets takes place. On Sundays there is a similar, slightly smaller market in Cannobio, also on the Italian side of Lake Lago. On Saturdays there is a market in Intra / Verbania, it is almost as big as the one in Luino, but usually not as crowded. Luino as well as Cannobio and Intra can be reached by car, which is less pleasant, especially in summer, because the roads are usually very crowded and parking spaces in the small villages are scarce anyway. Depending on where you stay, you can also arrive by boat, all these places are accessible by public boat line. Luino is also served by a cab boat from Cannobio on Wednesdays, which is definitely the easiest and most time-saving option for Lakeview Camping Resort guests. The cab boat takes less than half an hour from Cannobio to Luino, takes you back at fixed times and is also not as crowded as the scheduled boat in the high season. No matter which boat you choose – with the crossing to Cannobio you combine the market day with a boat trip across Lake Maggiore, which is an additional nice excursion especially for children. Neither the cab boat nor the scheduled boats are particularly expensive anyway, only the lugging of the extensive purchases at the weekly markets on Lake Maggiore leads to a somewhat more arduous journey home.
From clothing to household items, shoes and leather goods to original Italian food – ham, cheese, oil, fruits and vegetables, you will find everything your heart desires at the Italian weekly markets. Be sure to visit the market in Intra, Cannobio or Luino to taste the food offered by the vendors, it’s worth it! And: compare prices, especially with food such as cheese, ham, salami there are often big differences. For high-end and expensive items such as leather jackets (which are usually of excellent quality and often attractively priced!), be sure to negotiate the price. What you will be quoted first is usually the tourist price, there is usually a lot of leeway here. At the latest when you refuse the purchase and want to go further, the sellers usually adjust the price again significantly.
The markets in Intra, Cannobio and Luino offer a variety of clothing and leather goods as well as Italian specialties, fresh fruits and vegetables, delicious antipasti, local ham and cheese and a wide selection of wines and oils. A visit to these markets is definitely worth it!
Cannobio market: Sunday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Market in Cannero: Friday from 8.00 to 12.00
Verbania / Intra: Saturday 9.00 to 16.00 hrs
Pallanza market: Friday from 8.00 to 12.00
Market in Baveno: Monday 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Market in Stresa: Friday from 8.00 to 13.00
Market in Arona: Tuesday from 8.00 to 12.30
Market in Laveno: Tuesday 9 am to 12 pm
Market in Luino: Wednesday 9.00 to 16.00