Colorful vegetables

Piazza delle Erbe and Piazza della Frutta in Padova, Italy

Rick Steves says that the produce in these two market squares are second only to what you would find in Bologna, which is supposed to be the best in all of Italy. Jackie and I paid a visit to this market one morning to shop a little and look a lot. It is a sight to behold.

One of the interesting points of this market is that shortly after lunch, it all comes down. We were in Piazza delle Erbe one afternoon during a light rain having pizza at a sidewalk café and watched with great interest this daily ritual of demolition. It was quite a production of the careful repacking of produce, takedowns of booths, folding or rolling up of awnings, and putting everything back into a truck or cart it off to some untold storage spot ready to start the process all over again in the early hours of the next morning.

Here are some wonderful photos of the market. By the way, the produce we purchased was wonderful!

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