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Shops from San Lorenzo Market

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Shops from San Lorenzo Market

I am planning to visit Florence this summer and was wondering where did the shops from the San Lorenzo markets move to. I heard that the stalls from the market was evicted to free up the area around the church. Does anyone know?

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1. Re: Shops from San Lorenzo Market

From what I have read, it has moved a very short distance to the area around the Mercato Centrale, so that the San Lorenzo area can be repaved.

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It seems like they're all there, as peggy says, they've just moved nearer the Mercato Centrale.

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The displacement of the stalls that were around the San Lorenzo church is permanent. As Peggypatch and Ladybracknell wrote, the stalls that have been moved are now in some areas all around the "Mercato Centrale" (Central Market; a permanent commercial structure in iron and glass of nineteenth century) that were previously put to other uses. The distance between the new and the old site is about a hundred yards

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4. Re: Shops from San Lorenzo Market

I can confirm this as I cylcled through that area Yesterday. The stalls have just moved down closer to the Mercato Centrale.

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Thanks to everyone for providing the information.

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I know the Mercato Centrale is closed on Sundays are the shops from San Lorenzo Market also closed on Sundays? Also, what time does the market open on a Monday? And how long does it take to see the whole market stopping to buy a little something here and there?

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From a guide:

San Lorenzo markets

The San Lorenzo markets are actually comprised of two separate markets. One is better known as the Central Market (mercato centrale), which is a two-level, indoor food market. The other is the outdoor market full of stalls selling leather, clothing and souvenirs. It runs from the Church of San Lorenzo along Via Ariento all the way to Via Nazionale. The market is as markets go – a cheap and cheerful place to search for a bargain, although definitely not the best quality items (and not always a bargain), but popular with tourists as much as Italians. Open 9am to 7pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Central market

Butchers, fishmongers and delis are on the main floor, while fruit and vegetable sellers are on the top floor, this is as much a place for locals to do their food shopping as it is for a quick lunch spot for local workers looking to chow down a tripe sandwich or two. If you're visiting be sure not to miss out on Perini's delicatessen, on the Via Ariento side of the market. Specialising in salumi (they have a particularly impressive selection of proscuitto, including proscuitto of wild boar, goose and venison), cheese and everything that goes with it (homemade sauces, chutneys, 12-year-old balsamic vinegar and infused oils, for example), you can try everything before you decide what you'd like to take home with you. One of the real winners is their homemade mostarda, not to be confused with mustard, it's actually a type of spicy jam to be eaten with cheese or roasts (a bit like a chutney) – the pear mostarda is simply exquisite. Open 7am-2pm Monday to Saturday.

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I am sure that once upon a time good local merchandise was available in the market -- but not in my lifetime. And today they have moved from inferior leather goods (which a younger more naive me has experience with such as purses with such rotten or cheap thread that they literally fall apart with gentle use) to tatty Chinese junk. Things that look rustic and antique are manufactured in warehouses in China or by immigrant labor in Italy. My 'antique' door knocker cost about a third as much in a market on the outskirts of Paris as the same thing cost in an antique shop near Opera del Duomo -- but it is the identical knock off, obviously cast recently en masse. The quaint rustic 'hand crafted' pottery was also identical and available in numerous shops -- the cheaper the further from the tourist district. I would not buy anything in San Lorenzo market (except the food in Mercata Centrale) that I saw as anything but a cheap souvenir.

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