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Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, Florence, Italy
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 20 September 2017

We visited this market twice during our most recent trip to Florence. The first visit was to see what was available for purchase and then be able to compare prices with other merchandise available elsewhere in Florence. The second visit on the same day was...More

6  Thank BigHugh51
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Near the Mercato del Porcellino, there were 4 young men playing violins in the pedestrian-only street. Their music was beautiful and I purchased their CD - "Musica nel Vento". However, when I got back home the CD was blank!

8  Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another amazing market in central Florence with great leather goods available. We bought a lovely, simple zip up soft leather case for our Sony camcorder and accessories! Of course, the life size metal statue of the Porcellino is the star of the show here! Taking...More

Thank douglasw571
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The ancient building housing this market place is well worth a visit. The market itself has many vendors selling leather goods and souvenirs. The popular bronze statue of the Tuscan Boar can be found here.

Thank BrisbaneBetty
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Next to Porcellino Fountain is the market from where you can buy different thinks made from genuine leather. The price is negotiable but they don;t negotiate much during the day. At the end of the day, when they start packing you can negotiate and buy...More

Thank Andrei C
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

The original cast of Porcellino is in the Uffizi Galleries. We went by here while vendors were still setting up and no crowds. Later in day there are more people. This was a fun photo op!

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 6 September 2018

The Mercato Porcellino or the Marcato Nuovo is a covered market located in the historic center of Florence. The biggest attractions however are the Fontana del Porcellino (fountain of the piglet) and the loggia, that covers the market. The market itself has become a real...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Porcellino markets apparently are the most visited markets in Florence. Porcellino means 'pig' and at the entrance to the markets there is a bronze statue of a gigantic pig. There are rows of tents selling all kind of leather goods ranging from handbags, belts, purses...More

Thank EugenieMiroshnikoff
Reviewed 5 September 2018

To be honest I've been to better flea markets while on my trips, really nothing special to see or buy here, only thing worth doing is going round the corner and touching the bore and having some snaps taken and don't forget to put a...More

Thank amar_globetrotter
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

This beautiful 16th-century loggia was originally a covered luxury-goods market. Well, not now. Now it is a home for cheap merchandise, tacky “made in China” souvenirs, low quality leather goods and other junk. Things have definitely changed to the worse. If you add loud crowd,...More

2  Thank Noraatc
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

While wandering in this area of Florence we came across this amazing band of musicians called 'Las Musica nel ventos' my 14 year old son bought their CD for 15 euros but sadly when we opened it later there was no CD in side, he...More

3  Thank Carole H
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Loggia del Porcellino is located close to the Ponte Vecchio, and today sells mostly souvenirs and leather goods. The most well known item at the market is Fontana del Porcellino. It is worth stopping to get a picture of the boar. Prices are better at...More

3  Thank SoCalOregonian
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