The origins @ Balòn

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The origins

Side structure of the Porta Palazzo open-air market, it constituted a sort of service area where all the wagons and means of transport of the time gathered. Here you could find "dubious morality" places that sold mainly low cost stolen items that attracted the poorest classes attention. The quality of traded goods became higher and higher and many people rushed there in search of hidden and low-priced treasures . The Balòn gradually changed for the better and still nowadays it is a second hand and antique goods market; people collect there pushed by a passion for the ancient which is now disappearing owing to industrialization.

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