I couldn’t resist the urge this morning to get all the housework finished early and take a look around the markets in the heart of Treviso. The weather forecast was for rain but ignoring all-weather reports I decided to take the chance and head off, with walking shoes on, camera , wallet and no room for an umbrella. I must admit today I looked like a tourist and that’s how I played the game. Arriving outside the wall, I took a brisk walk into the centre of Treviso, the markets are an open-aired market and divided into three areas…fruit and vegetables, fish and everything else.
Treviso’s markets are every Tuesday and Saturday, and are a real buzz. You can buy almost anything, clothes, shoes, belts and accessories. Fresh fish, fruit and vegetables,you can buy a cooked chicken to a new pet mouse or canary.
It was fun walking around with camera in hand, and I surely did stand out in the crowd. Everyone was happy to smile and let me take the shot, and I think I must had been asked more than 10 times…”where are you from?”
It’s the perfect place to get the five senses working, seeing all the wonderful local produce, “Made in Italy”, smelling the magical perfumes, from freshly ground coffee, cheeses and salame, herbs and flowers. Tasting samples of local products, like honey and cheese. Feeling the texture of different materials and hearing the buzz of the Italian language.
It was hard to resist not taking more photo’s of these flower stalls…a brilliant rainbow of new spring colours…