Market of small businesses of Elba Island: vacation for gourmands

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What’s one of the most beautiful present and memory you can take with you from Elba Island? Obviously there are the beaches. But you’re gourmands and so, after you’ve tasted them, you want bring home some of the typical products of Elba Island. The perfect place for you is Procchio and its market of small businesses.

Inaugurated in 2011, the first “Mercato della Terra” (Market of the heart) of Elba Island is held every Saturday morning, from 08.00 AM to 01.00 PM, in Parco di Procchio. Actually, there are 15 businesses involved in this market, and they all come from Elba island and Tuscan Archipelago. Moreover they are all certified by Slow Food Tuscany. Here you can find seasonal fruits and vegetables, fishes, eggs, honey, wine, oil, bread. All the specialties that let Elba’s cooking be famous.

Procchio is not so far from Portoferraio, the main inhabited center of Elba Island: you just have to take the provincial road 24 to West and follow the road signs to Procchio; the trip lasts about 15 minutes by car.

For further information about the Market of the little businesses of Elba Island (eventually changes of opening times, products you can find), you can visit the page on the website Mercatidellaterra.com.

 

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