Markets are an integral part of the deep-rooted culture of the Garda people. Markets have always, in all villages, performed at least three functions: meeting acquaintances, buying local products and exchanging tips, especially culinary ones. Shopping at the market is an authentic experience. Here, it is still possible to meet knowledgeable cooks willing to share their recipes for traditional char, for example. And if the market is selling vintage items, the sellers will regale you with the story of that particular knick-knack which stands out among the artisanal products, revealing valuable insights into history and local traditions and customs. You might visit Lake Garda's markets in search of some ingredient or item, but you will come away with the real souvenir: an unforgettable memory.