I never really liked markets, but I grew to like them. In fact, I kinda enjoy them now; I like to stroll down through antique markets or even regular flea markets. It became our tradition to attend antique markets in our village. The market is set up at the Duomo (or the main square) once a month on Sundays. My husband looks for coins and I look for picture frames. Speaking of picture frames – you may find something you like in my soon-to-be-opened online store. Sometimes other things catch my attention too; as this old German clock did. Before we hit the market, we usually get a cappuccino and brioche at a local café. It’s the best breakfast ever.
So, let me walk you through a typical Italian antique market.
Our walk ends up around the lunch time when we head to a café for a light lunch and a drink; a very popular spritz.
About Spritz: The Spritz (German: “splash” / “sparkling”) is a wine-based cocktail commonly served as an aperitif in northern Italy, especially in the Veneto region and surrounding areas. The drink is prepared with white wine or Prosecco wine, a dash of some bitter liqueur such as Aperol, Campari, Gran Classico, Select or Cynar. The glass is then topped off with sparkling mineral water. It is usually served over ice in a lowball glass (or sometimes a martini glass or wine glass) and garnished a slice of orange, or sometimes an olive, depending on the liqueur. Another variation of the drink uses champagne with the liqueur rather than wine. The drink originated in Venice while it was part of the Austrian Empire, and is based on the Austrian Spritzer, a combination of equal parts white wine and soda water. More recently it became the traditional drink of the students of the University of Padua. In recent years it has also become extremely popular in southern Germany and with Aperol is the aperitif of choice in Munich.
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