As a consequence of the Prime Ministerial Decree of 3rd November 2020 and the subsequent order of the Health Ministry which places Lombardy in the red zone, the market for haberdashery (except for activities carrying out only direct sales of food products), all the markets and hobby exhibitions, activities, celebrations and events not compatible with the new provisions, are now suspended. Instead, the Annonario Market will be open regularly
Como hosts various markets: the two major important ones, known as the Historic Market in the Lombardy Region, are located along the city walls and inside the covered Market.
The “Mercato Mercerie” is held from Tuesday morning to Thursday morning, along the walls from viale Battisti to viale Varese. Saturdays throughout the day.
In San Fedele square is held the Antiques Market (the first Saturday of each month) and the craft market on Saturday for the first three weeks of the month. During the year, picturesque markets are occasionally held too, together with exhibitions of local craft products, food and wine exhibition in the historic Centre, under the walls or in the Lake area.
Other fixed appointments in the city: Fiera di Pasqua (Eastern Fair) is located in viale Varese, from the Holy Thursday to Easter Monday; the Book Exhibition in piazza Cavour and Fiera di Sant'Abbondio in Saints Cosma and Damiano complex, during the patronal feast on August 31st, with a Gastronomic Saga and the traditional cattle fair.
Annonario Market, also Covered Market, is situated in via Mentana 5. It is open daily from Monday to Saturday. Inside this market you can find shops, working with the same opening hours as the nearby shops, stalls and the agricultural Market of local producers.
CortoBio Markets - local and organic producers markets take place every Saturday from 8:00 am to 12.30 pm in Como-Rebbio, in the parco dei Missionari Comboniani in via Salvadonica 3 along via Varesina. Furthermore, special markets with particular products are organized periodically.
Shops located in the historic centre of Como are well-known as well and appreciated by tourists for the variety and quality of products offered. Just outside the walls, starting from Porta Torre, right in via Milano, you can find the old Burg Drizz, with more than 150 shops. You can also enjoy botteghe storiche (historical shops) with a recognized value for the Region.