This is a mix of old-school covered markets, trendier food halls, and sprawling, open-air markets that take over an entire neighborhood or town. Mercato Centrale, Florence, ItalyFor years, I’d peek tentatively inside this cavernous market hall in the center of Florence, which felt dark and foreboding. Ballarò Market, PalermoThe Sicilian capital has some of the best, most vivid street markets in all of Europe. For a more traditional “market hall,” it’s hard to beat London’s famous Borough Market. Locals pour in from the countryside to browse the stalls, reconnect with their favorite vendors, and bump into old friends.