Mantova farmer market take place in Piazza Erbe every Saturday.
It is a small area so the stand are limited but they were offering lots of great local products!
What to buy: Fresh vegetables and fruit.
What to pay: Less than in a supermarket
The window of this tiny bakery was really great! they had several different traditional desert on show, they were cheap and look delicious!
Unfortunately we just had a huge lunch so we did not felt like trying it but i would if I go back to Mantova!
They also sell bread and several kind of small patisserie
What to buy: The local specialty Sbrisolona, a sort of big cookie made of flour sugar egg and almonds. It is kind of hard to bite but delicious! In some other part of Italy they use to soak a similar thing with grappa... it is even better that way!
Torta con i tagliolini: this one have real spaghetti in it, they are cooked on it and give it a very interesting look!
I heard about this place doing my research, it is a small but very nice and unusual shop. I would say it is perfect as it put together two of my passions, food and books!
the entrance of the shop is a cheese and food specialty shop, you can find a lot of cheese, salami, spices, tea, oil and wine from the local area. It smelled wonderful and was very tempting! If I was not headed to the Osteria Alla Fragoletta (see restaurant section) I would have bought lunch here for sure!
After this room the rest of the shop is a bookstore, they had several cooking books and lots of interesting unusual publications, the kind of books you hardly ever find in those big and named bookstore. There was also a foreign languages books sections.
What to buy: Food for your stomach and food for your mind!
Se vi piace fare shopping o se semplicemente avetevoglia di passare un pomeriggio piacevole, vi consiglio di visitare la CITTý DELLA MODA a Bagnolo san vito (uscita Mantova sud).
All'uscita dell'autostrada potrete notare un gruppo di casette particolarmente suggestive per i colori vivaci che le contraddistinguono... non ý un paesino della pianura padana, bensý un Outlet delle marche + prestigiose che potrete comprare a prezzi scontati.
Nel caso in cui volgiate rimanere in cittý passeggiate sotto i portici e ammirate i vari negozi.
If you're fond of shopping or simply want to spend a nice afternoon I''d suggest to go to the Fashion Distrct in Bagnolo san Vito (MN) exit Mantova Sud (motorway).
It is not a simple department store but a little village where you can buy very famous brand at discounted prices.
The architecture of this "Village" is particularly impressive and colourful!
If you would like to stay in the city centre there are a lot of different shops where you can find what you're looking for!
What to buy: ALIMENTARI: sbrisolona: tipica torta mantovana
FOOD: sbrisolona : tipical cake
What to pay: Prezzi variano molto in base al tipo di merce acquistata
Prices vary according to what you buy. We have sales twice a year usually starting the second week of january and the first of july