This market in the bustling university town of Padova in northern Italy is a gem. Situated between Venice and Verona on the main train line, it’s an easy – and appealing – day out. After you’ve perused the market, check out the imposing architecture. The maze of back streets, filled with boutiques, restaurants and bookshops, is sure to throw up a great place for lunch.
Who: Local farmers and producers from northern Italy
What: Fresh veg, meat and fish as well as clothes stalls
Why: To feed the locals
When: Every weekday morning
Where: Piazza delle Erbe