Italy has a great tradition talking about street market. Every city has at least one grocery market or, if the town is too little, there will be one in a city nearby. Turin has a lot of markets [check the “Porta Palazzo – Simply the best market in town” article] but there is one every first Sunday of the month that has a different soul. It’s not for your groceries, nor for common shopping. San Salvario Emporium puts together different ways to be creative.
You can find furniture made of recycled wood or other materials. You can book a place in some labs and create your personalized paper notebook. Or maybe you can stop for lunch and have a galette bretonne (rye crepe) at the French cuisine corner. Then you can have another look and find some vintage clothing or some badass belts and purses.
I’m an “alternative jewellery” junkie so, to find me easily in the crowd, you’ll have to look at the glass jewellery corner or at the ceramics one. They’re too cute not to be bought!
The market will take place even with rain as Piazza Madama Cristina has a roof.
There is a new event coming up starting from September 30th and then October 13-14th: a new market in Cortile del Maglio.
So be creative, enjoy your shopping and discover San Salvario during daytime. Not thinking only about nightime movida is a different way to be creative.