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Address: Piazza San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 0055-29-21-37
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This is the largest and most popular of the street markets in Florence,...

This is the largest and most popular of the street markets in Florence, where you can get some of the best shoe bargains in town.

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Quieter and nicer than Mercato centrale

This was smaller, but in my opinion a nicer market than Mercato Centrale. Choice of foods was similar, but less crowded.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I've been to Florence several times and as an avid bag/ purse collector, I was anticipating going to this market and buy something. I did what other people suggested, walk the market and see what catches your eye, then return to the stall afterwards. The designs of the bags were boring and if you closely, some were great but some... More 

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Benicia, CA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Super pushy non Italians. Quality of goods were very poor. They were rude and would trail you if you asked a price and it was very unfriendly. There were a couple of nicely made products, and u fortunately not enough items that were of that quality. Very sad. One Italian man who was very kind, but was very sad by... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was smaller, but in my opinion a nicer market than Mercato Centrale. Choice of foods was similar, but less crowded.

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Thank HelenBNorway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're like me, you hate car shopping. If you're like me, you also find a need to research everything lol. My wife and I went the San Lorenzo Market initially because we heard and read about it being the place to do some good shopping, find some souvenirs and more or less, browse. We also read about it in... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not impressed at all. A bunch of stands selling the same stuff! Make sure you know what your buying!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want something in leather, then this market is for you. Stand after stand selling leather products. Unfortunately, most of the stands seemed to be selling the same items. The prices were pretty consistent from stand to stand, although we kept asking for prices and finally did get some lower ones. Plan on spending an hour or so, if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

San Lorenzo is an indoor market surrounded by touristy outdoor clothes stalls. Skip the outside and wander in to visit some great local food sellers. We first visited on the Taste Florence food tour, and came back the next day for a second go. There's everything you would expect here - cheese, meats, bakery, pasta and veggies, along with some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

There are a plenty of shops on either side of the road. Few kiosks and few showrooms. Some of the shops are quite good with genuine leather (I am not an expert in judging leather quality but I felt them genuine) and some of them looked fake. Better don't buy from the road side shops which according to me sell... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Definitely worth a browse if you're looking for leather goods (primarily bags/handbags, wallets/purses etc). Endless (almost) stalls on both sides and a couple of side streets - a lot of stalls selling similar or even the same, goods.

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Recife, PE
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Nice place to visit. Ground floor is a typical market (great for fruits, cheese, wine and truffles!) and first floor is a food court. Somehow noisy and confusing as all food courts, but the majesty of the building makes it special!

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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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