Farmers Markets and Weekly Markets in the Resia Pass Holiday Area
Trade and Commerce on the Border Between Italy, Austria and Switzerland
People in the Resia Pass bordering Austria and Switzerland and in the central north-south node, have always been involved in commerce and here, the markets have a long-standing tradition. For centuries, the markets have been at the center of commercial life in the upper part of the Venosta Valley, through which travelers and traders of commodities and salt have traditionally passed.
Even today, in the Resia Pass holiday area, there are markets taking place virtually all year round. There are flea markets, farmers markets, Christmas markets, annual fairs and even sundry occasional markets, selling mostly local products, a miscellaneous selection of items and Italian fashion in particular.
Flea markets are held regularly in St. Valentino alla Muta, Resia and Curon,. The weekly markets are held on Tuesdays in Prato allo Stelvio, Wednesdays in Malles and Silandro on Thursdays. Special markets are the Georgi Market in Malles, which is the most famous plant and flower market, and the St. Veith Market at the Tarces Hill, which takes place on June 15th. The Golli Market in Malles is in mid-October and the Sealamorkt (All Souls market) takes place on November 2nd in the medieval town of Glorenza. The Katharina Market is scheduled at the end of November in Sluderno.