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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Piazza del Mercato Centrale | Via dell'Ariento, Florence, Italy
San Lorenzo
+39 055 239 9798
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Checked this place out near the end of our trip and I wish we had done it earlier. The top floor is basically a giant food court with really good food that's well priced. There are plenty of tables to sit at and enjoy the...More

Thank Zac H
Reviewed yesterday

If you appreciate all things food this is the place to visit in Florence. The market has restaurants, bars, and, of course, tons of food shops. The food is delicious and the shops amazing.

Thank ptrcmrnd
Reviewed yesterday

Lots of food choices in Mercato centrale upper floor. lower level has lots of takeaway goodies - veggies, meat, nuts etc.

Thank Doug C
Reviewed yesterday

On our last night in Florence we visited the wine cellar in the corner of the upstairs market with the express intention of testing the champagne. The cellar had an offer of 3 champagne tastings for 15 euros. We approached the bar and waited a...More

Thank cop21
Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate upstairs twice during our stay and enjoyed both meals. They had some of the best beer we had during our Europe vacation and we loved the variety and quality of food available from the restaurants. The downstairs market was fun to walk through...More

1  Thank Dave C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We seek out open air and farmers market wherever we go. This one, like the one in Torino, was a huge disappointment. The produce does not seem farm fresh and is no better than what you would find in a super market. The stalls cater...More

Thank Leyla S
Reviewed 2 days ago

See what going to the food store really means. Forget the tour, walk around to understand what it means to live in Italy! Upstairs is an amazing selection of foods!

Thank robs1218
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Central Market has mostly food stores, and restaurants upstairs. We ate at La Mozzarella Enrico for quick lunch. Lots of vendors on streets nearby too.

1  Thank Brandy P
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I decided to check out the Mercato Centrale on a Friday during lunch. The ground floor has local vendors selling fresh meats, cheeses, pastas, etc to take home and prepare on your own. The second floor has a bunch of food court...More

Thank Alliern
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A very lively sheltered market. Pretty much anything, with respect to Italian food, can be found here. Very easy to navigate thru the many vendors on the main floor. Just know it is going to be loud and very busy. Most tour groups come through...More

Thank ALFreundl
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San Lorenzo
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
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18 September 2018|
Response from arknapper |
No it's open 08:00hrs to 12:00hrs every day
Jenna C
17 September 2018|
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Response from Manuela L | Reviewed this property |
It's most open in the morning
18 March 2018|
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Response from Rosalinde T | Reviewed this property |
Hi! They are open every day from 10:00am to midnight upstairs (where the food court and bars are). The ground level (fresh food market) is open until 14:00pm each day. Hope this helps!