Parma's Mercanteinfiera Opens its 34th International Fair

Mercanteinfiera, Europe’s oldest International Fair of modernism, antiques and collectibles opened its doors for the 34th time last weekend. The largest event of its kind in Italy, the twice yearly show returns to the historic and gastronomic city of Parma attracting more than 50,000 antique and design lovers, vintage enthusiasts, individual collectors, and hunters of curiosities from all over the world. This enormous, eclectic market with over 1,000 international exhibitors is a unique treasure trove selling everything from antiques and retro-modern furniture, to vintage jewellery and fashions.

For nine days from the 3rd until 11th October, Parma’s exhibition space Fiere di Parma will be transformed into a curious and unexpected city of antiquities and delights.  The fair is spread across four pavillions with sections devoted to vintage fashions and jewellery, antiques, furniture, vintage cars and the ‘Green’ area with antiquities and object d’art to transform gardens, outdoor spaces and verandas. There are dedicated food and drink areas and ATM’s on site and a shuttle bus from the city.

The Northern Italian city of Parma is a vibrant city with a rich and diverse cultural history. From Verdi's music and Correggio's exquisite art, to the city's spectacular architecture and its world famous foods, the area's history and culture are an inseparable part of its identity. Known as the heart of The Food Valley, Parma is widely celebrated for its long-standing and established gastronomic traditions and foods. The city has its own airport and easy access to regional cities like Bologna and Milan.   

Mercanteinfiera is a 9 day event being held from 3rd October to the 11th October 2015 in Parma, Italy. The exhibitions takes place twice a year in Spring and Autumn.  For more information and tickets please visit