3 – The colors of the market: where all La Spezia turns around
If you want to approach the heart of La Spezia and maybe you are up for a walk in the morning, there is nothing better than to hop to the public market. In Piazza Cavour (but everyone calls it the Piazza del Mercato Market Square ), every morning the ritual of farm shopping is staged.
On the structure that houses the market – once, before World War II, there was an elegant art nouveau architecture – controversy has never ceased, but everyone agrees on what you can find on the benches.
Divided into two parts (fruits and vegetables on one side, fresh fish on the other), with the sellers shouting, among smells and colors, the city market is a meeting point, full of social relations and life. La Spezia – the real and popular one – passes through here, to collect the ingredients for some of its recipes (see this post with the recipes of the local cuisine ).
And if the cruiser was you, what would you do?
(the photo in the header is by Caterina Spagnolo)
Tra i banchi del mercato del pesce alla Spezia