Antiques markets on Lake Garda

Lake Garda is wonderful, but let me tell you, from mid-September onwards it is even more beautiful. Tourism loses its grip a little, the roads are less congested and the temperatures - which this year were really impossible despite the breeze - drop a little.

It is the perfect time to wander around the villages, fill your eyes with the landscapes and do some shopping.

In this article we will accompany you to discover the antique markets: a unique opportunity to discover some hidden treasures and stroll through the historic villages of the lake.

The antiques markets on Lake Garda are all itinerant, and are repeated periodically, often on Sundays. With a little luck you will find something truly unique to take home as a souvenir!

Many of the merchants also keep pieces of great value, whose value they know perfectly well. However, nothing prevents you from trying to bargain a little: the beauty is that too!

What are the most beautiful antique markets on Lake Garda? We recommend six of them!

Arco antiques market - every 3rd Saturday of the month

You can find it in the historic center, you cannot miss it: it is also one of the largest and best equipped.

Wednesday antiques market, Torri del Benaco

This delightful market winds through the streets of the historic center that really seems straight out of a fairytale. Of course the context plays its part! Unfortunately it is active from June 15th to September 15th, every Wednesday. To visit it you will have to wait until next year!

Sunday antiques market, Bardolino

Unlike the one in Torri, the Bardolino market is held all year round, on Sundays, on the Riva Cornicello lakeside, from 9 to 18. Don't miss it!

Sunday antiques market, Desenzano del Garda

And if you want to set out in search of hidden treasures, from Bardolino we recommend that you continue to Desenzano, which is held every first Sunday of the month, in Piazza Malvezzi and throughout the historic center. Exhibitors come from all over Italy, the chances of finding rare pieces are very high!

Sunday antiques market, Lonato del Garda

We pass to the other side of the lake, that of Brescia. Maybe a little awkward to reach, but if you are a true fan, the distance will not scare you. In Piazza Martiri della Libertà and in the streets of the historic center, every third Sunday of the month.

Sunday antiques market - Valeggio sul Mincio

Finally, the last market we offer is held every fourth Sunday of the month in Valeggio sul Mincio, a truly delightful village. A tip: leave early in the morning, visit the market and take some time to have lunch in one of the local trattorias and taste the amazing tortellini of Valeggio. When you return home, you can say that you have discovered Valeggio's true treasure!