Mercato Centrale
Mercato Centrale
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If you're a food lover, you can't miss this historic food market in Florence. As part of the San Lorenzo Market, this food market showcases some of Tuscany's finest products, from farm-fresh produce to cured meats and cheeses. Many travelers get truffle oil, honey, and aged balsamic vinegar for souvenirs—which you can try before buying. Swing upstairs to grab a quick lunch, and wander through the outdoor market for more shopping. Join a walking food tour to experience the best food spots in Florence, which often includes a stop at Mercato Centrale. Visit earlier in the day for fewer crowds. – Tripadvisor
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Neighbourhood: Florence Historic Center
How to get there
  • Alamanni-Stazione Santa Maria Novella • 7 min walk
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Foodie935
Johannesburg, South Africa248 contributions
Mar 2023
Look, not my scene, ut walked through a very busy food court here on the first floor. The diverse stalls looked well stocked, with fresh food and a variety of specialty meals on offer.
Written 22 March 2023
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Kevin B
3 contributions
Mar 2023
This market is incredible. So much variety. You could spend days exploring and learning about all the options.
Written 22 March 2023
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Shasha
Chino Valley, AZ324 contributions
Feb 2023
Just minutes from the center, this glorious place offers every Florentine ingredient you'd want and more.
We enjoyed browsing the stalls before heading to a cooking class and went back for supplies to hone our cooking skills.
Everything is fresh and fabulous.
Written 21 March 2023
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TomerShalmon
Israel300 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
A great market built on 2 levels: the lower selling products such as cheeses, wines, sausages, meat and more. The upper part is mainly food stalls and restaurants. A great and very tasty experience
Written 21 March 2023
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@69belinda
London, UK7 contributions
Mar 2023
Greta market; truly brilliant. But step across the road and you are at a wonderful Irish pub with good food and drink.
Written 19 March 2023
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Aimee P
8 contributions
Mar 2023
An Italian food court. Your chance to try some new foods and drinks. We loved the fresh pasta and truffles!
Written 19 March 2023
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Ramikat
Illinois337 contributions
Feb 2023
gorgeous produce, fresh fish, meats, fresh pasta - you name it, Mercato Centrale has it. A fun experience just to walk around and look.
Written 18 March 2023
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Mic L
Hampshire, UK527 contributions
Mar 2023
What a place - so much to excite the senses - smell, sound, sight and all that fresh produce. Spread over two floors, the ground floor is devoted to almost all types of fruit and veg, meat, fish, cheese and breads you could wish for. The first floor is a gourmets paradise with fash food at both a reasonable price and the hardest thing is what to choose?
One from early as you might expect with it closed after lunch and preparations for the following day commences. Wander around and take in the ambience.
Written 13 March 2023
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exploretheworld29
Hove, UK460 contributions
Mar 2023 • Couples
As food lovers this place was filled with colour, smells and food of all different types! It’s worth a wander round and sample wonderful Italian food from different outlets on the second floor!
Written 6 March 2023
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mrsaxeman
switzerland63 contributions
Mar 2023
Love markets and this one exceeded expectations. Two floors - fresh produce on the ground and restaurants on the first. The hardest thing is what to choose. We had an amuse bouche at the superb wine corner - knowledgeable and accommodating hostess - then ate at the Pescaria. The food was excellent, the wine perfect and the arrangement of eateries with a central bar meant everyone could please themselves. The atmosphere is service-oriented, so you truly feel at home. Go early, scope the joint, then go grazing.
Written 5 March 2023
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