San Pantaleo Market

San Pantaleo Market
San Pantaleo Market

San Pantaleo is a quaint, picturesque village perched in the hills of the Gallura region of Sardinia that embodies the peacefulness and tranquility of this majestic island.

San Pantaleo Market

San Pantaleo Market

This charming, timeless town is a treasure hidden away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy towns of the Costa Smeralda.

Its narrow streets are lined with stone-built homes, artisan shops, trendy cafes and restaurants, and colourful flora.

San Pantaleo Market

San Pantaleo Market

San Pantaleo Market

San Pantaleo Market

Every Thursday morning the winding streets of the town square transform into a busy market, boasting treasures created by local artists, such as ceramics and paintings, fruits and vegetables, as well as local delicacies, such as honey, cheese, and meats.

San Pantaleo Market

San Pantaleo Market

San Pantaleo Market

San Pantaleo Market

Surprisingly, after spending every single summer in Sardinia for the last 12 years, this was the first time I visited the market in San Pantaleo.

What makes it stand out from other traditional markets is the variety of artistic pieces showcased by local artisans.

While the majority of small town markets offer mainly food and other basics such as tablecloths, clothing, and commercialized jewelry, this market is also full of authentic and unique clothing and art pieces.

San Pantaleo Market

San Pantaleo Market

San Pantaleo Market

With the kids in tow, my mother-in-law and I did a quick walk-through (because, um, we had the kids in tow!) just so I could get a feel for the authenticity of the market and drool over the local treasures and delicacies.

San Pantaleo Market



Next Thursday, the kids will surely be staying home so I can take my time strolling through the streets, stopping to admire every intriguing kiosk along the way!

San Pantaleo Market   San Pantaleo Market

28 thoughts on “San Pantaleo Market”

  • Censie ‘Mumby’ Sawyer 6 years ago

    Whenever we travel we try to stop by any outdoor markets. The produce is always fun to see in different areas of the world. Sardinia looks like a great place to visit. Those purple flowers on the wall are so pretty!

  • Wow, now this is a kind of exploration that I would love to do! I haven’t been to Sardinia but it looks absolutely amazing going by your photos <3 I'll be keeping your tips in mind!

  • Stephanie Pass 6 years ago

    I love finding local markets like this. You just never know what kind of treasure you’ll find. Plus, I just love buying local foods and produce. Those purple figs look just so big and gorgeous! What a treat!

  • Sweet Silly Sara 6 years ago

    I love to take in the markets in a new place. It seems like we can all connect over fantastic food so, when I want to make friends or get a feel of a place, the market is where I head!

  • paulaschuck 6 years ago

    I’ve never been to Sardinia! Looks stunning. There’s something beautiful about mingling with locals at the market in a new place when you are traveling.

  • How fun, I would love to checkout the market in San Pantaleo. Of course sans kids, mine would have been wanting to get ahold of everything. It looks like a quaint area to explore.

  • Fi Ni Neachtain 6 years ago

    What a gorgeous and charming looking place, I immediately knew it was somewhere in Italy – I know you’re in Sardinia but still… I love markets like that, I visited one myself when I was in Florence and there was such an array of things for sale. I love that you included a scooter picture too, I saw them everywhere when I was in Italy and have never seen one here in Ireland 🙂

  • I love that beautiful architecture. And the scenery too. The market looks like a place where you’d find some really great things. I definitely have to visit here someday.

  • Sardinia is on my bucket list of places to visit. I love open air markets so this is right up my alley. Your children look so happy and I am sure they will remember these special moments just as you do from your many summers.

  • Mimi S. 6 years ago

    Beautiful scenery. I just love when local artisans put their art on display for purchase. There are truly talented people throughout the world.

  • sara 6 years ago

    I would love to visit San Pantaleo one day! I can’t believe how beautiful all the scenery is. The kiosks are adorable and I am sure I would find plenty of goodies to being home to my family. Maybe I need to plan a girlfriend trip one day soon!

  • I enjoy strolling through street markets, but do not get to often enough. I would love to visit San Pantaleo. I hope I get to someday soon! The scenery is just beautiful and breath taking!

  • Gwen Mulholland 6 years ago

    This looks like a super amazing market to visit. Your pictures are just beautiful and I can imagine spending hours wandering around and checking everything out. I would love to visit a place like this one day.

  • Melissa 6 years ago

    This looks like a fun market to check out with everything you could ever want! I love the displays and how easy everything is to access. I have never been to a place like this and someday I hope to check one out for myself!

  • I love those purple flowers that line the building walls, simply beautiful. This island looks like it has everything from wonderful produce to beautiful art. What fun it looks like to explore here.

  • Kristy 6 years ago

    I love shopping local markets that showcase the local artisans, food and crafters. There is so much that you can learn about a town by perusing them. San Pantaleo looks amazing! Love the display of all of the different fruits and veggies!

  • Jason Nail 6 years ago

    Sardinia looks fantastic. Local markets are the best way to get to know a town. The one in Granada, Nicaragua is my favorite in the world. This one looks like it has some real cool stuff.

  • Local markets are always at the top of my sightseeing list when I travel, and this one looks great! I was in Sardinia in January, but sadly didn’t see any markets. I’ll try to remember this for our next trip to the island, your photos are lovely 🙂

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