A Brand New Flea Market in Piazza Salotto, Pescara

Yesterday, I was present quite impromptu at the initiation of a new tradition. I came to Pescara for shopping or hunting for best ultimate prices at the end of sales season. My shopping itinerary included, as usually, a pedestrian Corso Umberto, which looks like a shopping mall in the open air. Piazza della Rinascita is the heart of Pescara and the locals call it lovingly Salotto, or drawing room. Yesterday, it hosted a small antique market.

There weren’t so many stands but all of them boasted a very rich variety of antique pieces; from an old family Bible to grandmother’s chest of drawers. I liked very much the multicolored ceramics of Castelli and very fine porcelain figurines. The visitors carefully observed the stalls but I didn’t notice that someone bought something. It is clear that in the time of crisis and uncertainty people aren’t inclined to buy antiquarian goods. On the billboard there was written that the market will take place in Piazza Salotto every second weekend of the month.


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