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Address: Piazza del Mercato Centrale | Via dell'Ariento, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 239 9798
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Open-air market that has a cast-iron structure dating back to 1874, which...

Open-air market that has a cast-iron structure dating back to 1874, which offers a variety of food shops catering to local residents and restaurants.

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What a blast!

This two story market has everything! It is a good place to shop for wine. The upstairs food court is a mouth watering delight. It's fun and noisy. Everyone seems to be having a... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This two story market has everything! It is a good place to shop for wine. The upstairs food court is a mouth watering delight. It's fun and noisy. Everyone seems to be having a wonderful time!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I weeped a little inside when I walked into the central market because I knew I had nothing that could compare where I live. The amount of amazing looking food and products there made me want to buy all of it to bring back home. Then when you go upstairs and you can eat all the same lovely things which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We explored this food market on our 3rd evening in Florence, really sick of restaurants after a month of traveling. Such an amazing selection of foodstuffs. And lots of choice for a great meal, both food and wine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We really wished we were self catering so we could take advantage of this market. Never mind - we went upstairs and had dinner at Tosca instead. Biggest sirloin on the bone I have ever seen and a very well cooked bit of salmon with crispy skin!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

you can find all kinds of food inhere, at a very good price, day or at night. they have live soccer games on the big screen. :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

went for lunch and ate many many many italian good food. I suggest the pizza margherita and mozzarella very good

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I wish I have a couple more days to sample everything in this market. There is a very nice selection restaurants on the upper floor and some very interesting food vendors in the ground level. I wish there are markets like this back home. Fresh produce every day!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For me it was paradise.Locally products in an elegant market..The prices it's high but the quality is proportional to the price.Try "Tartufo".

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food hall here is divine. We ate there twice during our weekend in Florence. So much choice! It gets really busy so come early (or late) but we loved the atmosphere. You could eat here every day for a week and not get bored. Definitely worth a visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The downstairs area is a full grocery with everything you'll need to cook your own meals if you are staying Air B&B or such. The upstairs is open much later and will meet your dinning needs if you decide not to cook.

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San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind stalls with an array of products in one of the most traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to fall in love with this area and in particular, with its variety of food, especially those focusing on Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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