A walk through the historic center of Merano makes you familiar with all the shops and boutiques. However if you are looking for an alternative shopping experience, probably the Merano Friday Market might interest you.
Each Friday morning from 08.00 AM to 01.00 PM you can visit the market stands at piazzale Prader, in via Mainardo and via Andreas Hofer. This market with Italian flair provides a variety of different things and local products of South Tyrol: clothing, shoes and leather goods, fruits and vegetables, different culinary delights and much more.
A particularity of this market is the encounter of different cultures. The local seller of speck can be found directly next to the stand of clothing from a South Italian manufacturer. A visit can be profitable, especially if someone is interested in bargaining. After the shopping tour we recommend a snack at one of the numerous food stands.