Weekend Spring flower market in Milan’s Brera

30-31 March. Traditional meeting point for keen gardeners.

Milan’s elegant Brera district will be the backdrop this weekend, 30-31 March, for the traditional street market for flowers, plants, gardening equipment and everything the keen gardener will want to browse.

Nurseries from all over Italy take part in the Floralia market, held in Piazza San Marco from 10.00 to 19.00 both days.

Floralia takes its name from the ancient Roman festival celebrating Flora, goddess of flowers, vegetation and fertility. According to historian William Warde Fowler, the six-day celebration was noted for its licentious, pleasure-seeking atmosphere. It inspired a well-known painting by Tiepolo (pictured).

Also hosted in the market will be stands for artisans and their products as well as modern and antique items for house and garden.

Entry is free.

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