Milan has two ‘rings’ that surround the historic center. Inside the first ring, you are closest to the main sites, but inside the second ring, you are still close enough to be convenient to the main attractions. When you stay in a hotel near Papiniano Market in Milan, you are just at the edge of the second ring but still near the city center. Staying in a cheap hotel in Milan near the Papiniano Market means that you can be one of the first to arrive at the outdoor market, and then you’ll get some of the best deals.
The Papiniano Market, or Mercato Papiniano, is located on the street of the same name, Viale Papiniano. This combined flea market and vegetable market is composed of hundreds of stalls lining the road, and it gets incredibly crowded. Everyone should be wary of pickpockets, but especially tourists may find themselves to be targeted by petty thieves. Enjoy browsing around the stalls for deals on designer fashions, particularly in Piazza Sant’Agostino.