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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.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50136, Florence, Italy
San Lorenzo
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Reviewed yesterday

iN THE 1ST. FLOOR THERE ARE food shops. Each one is beautiful than the other. You can find from wines, olive oils to funghi porcini. In the second floor you have restaurants and cafés where you can spend an enjoyable time.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank 418julior
Reviewed yesterday

It’s not only the Market itself (plus the lovely lunch we enjoyed) but the stalls surrounding the market which have leather bargains, etc. Yes, the guys are pushy... but try and ignore that.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 744susiec
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is huge! Everything Italian and otherwise is there. Plenty of bars too. Price of food and drinks is quite stiff though. From deep-fried rabbit, hand-pulled noodles, cream cheese-filled cannoli, fresh vegetable salads with blobs of mozzarella, to fresh truffles, everything is there.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Bernadette B
Reviewed 3 days ago

The market downstairs was OK. Went upstairs to the food area. Staff look unhappy and it all just seemed to have a bad vibe. My husband got the coffees from the only place that seemed to serve coffee. My coffee was luke warm and so...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Pamela A
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wonderfmarket. Like many bustling markets around the world there is so many things to see. The second floor has about 20 different food stalls. The bottom floor has more traditional vendors selling fruit, wine, spices, and meat. I would highly recommend this spot if you...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

When you are shopping in the San Lorenzo Market, this is a great stop to make to get away from the crowds, sit, and have a nice lunch - and there is so much to choose from.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank JacobFDC
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

An interesting show of Italian meat cuts and cheeses. We have found few good stands, but most of the stands were overpriced. Still worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank AnnaFurbank
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Mercator Centrale is a large two story market in the middle of Florence. The first floor is mainly stalls selling all kinds of meats, cheeses,spices, and vegetables. The second floor is mainly restaurants, and has a great bier bar with a variety of draft...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank guymontana
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I came here seeing all the great reviews but the place is mostly shut down. There are couple of shops that are open and the people there are very friendly. However I think their business is a bit lacking. Most of the people who visit...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank DivonneMakiakros
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always like the Mercato, though when really busy it can be overwhelming. Lots of vendors and great food inside that the locals are eating, along with lots of tourists. I just like the energy and the contrasts with markets at home.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Mr-JBird
12 August 2019|
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Response from Ronnie S | Reviewed this property |
I would try the Chamber of Commerce in Florence, I have found the CC very helpful.
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SA9500
6 August 2019|
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Response from Julian S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry no idea what the coffee is but I suggest you look up their site using the Mercato Centrale name. They have contact details which Trip Advisor will not let me include!
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ambers238
28 June 2019|
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Response from shintaro1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They like cash in some of the downstairs stalls but we had no problem using a credit/debit card
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