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Mercato delle Cascine

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Address: Florence, Italy
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This weekly market in the Cascine Park on the banks of the Arno River is...

This weekly market in the Cascine Park on the banks of the Arno River is like shopping in a huge open-air department store.

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The Mercato delle Cascine is a market that is worth visiting. It has a lot of stalls with all sorts of goods for sale. Frequented by the locals, this is a great place to spend a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 May 2016
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Nairobi, Kenya
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

It's a very long market, mainly for the locals but selling the usual stuff you get in any Italian market. The Cascine is known as perhaps a more 'interesting' place in the evening when the less savoury side of Florence is exposed!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

The Mercato delle Cascine is a market that is worth visiting. It has a lot of stalls with all sorts of goods for sale. Frequented by the locals, this is a great place to spend a few hours

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Cedarville, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

If you need to get your steps in for the day, this is the market for you. The market is super long with endless stalls of vendors selling their wares. We walked all the way through without buying anything and then on our way back we stopped at the stores that had the items we wanted to buy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

If you're looking to get some housewares or some inexpensive duds or just have a morning doing what the locals have been doing for years, take a ride to the Cascine market. Definitely some decent bargains and good people watching.

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Sliema, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

Some six hundred stalls selling anything and everything ! I have a teen daughter and picked up some really nice things for her for a few euro each - ex department store wares - and pretty costume jewellery for next to nothing. To round off the morning, we ate porchetta - grilled rolls with great roast pork with shades of... More 

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Lumberton, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

The four Sundays before Easter there is a market day in Cascine Park. The section BEFORE the market is taken over by a traveling fair. So if you want to ride in bumper cars, eat cotton candy etc you can do that too. But to get to the market area you have to walk to the end of the fair.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014 via mobile

So disappointed, made the hour plus trip in just for this market, and found a festival site (united festival?) on the banks of the Arno over the past couple weeks...no sign of the market being moved either. Not sure how you can confirm in advance. Of course all wasn't lost as we spent an enjoyable day in Florence!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2013

Want a pair of linen pants- MADE IN ITALY? Or a dress? How about some cute shoes to match? All here, all great prices, all worth it. It can be boiling in the summer to visit, but the deals and amount of stuff will make it worth it! I have gone the last two Tuesdays, I am going today, and... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2013

At this market, which is easily reached front central Florence by walking down stream along the Arno past a small fun fair, you can buy anything from a single pomodoro ( tomato) to the pan to cook it in and a gas cooker to cook it on. You can also choose whatever outfit you want to wear while cooking your... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

Mercato delle Cascine is an open market beside the Arno river and Cascine park opens every Tuesday from 7am till afternoon (2pm). It is more accessible using Tram from the Santa maria Novella station, you can stop either at Cascine or Paolo Uccello station (fermata). Crowded but worth to visit, diverse foods, clothing shops and even Tuscan veggies, meat products... More 

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Santa Maria Novella
Santa Maria Novella train station welcomes the majority of the people arriving in Florence, which might explain the hectic pace. Commuters and tourists come across the constant hustle and bustle of the station before exiting, taking a few steps and stopping amazed in Piazza di Santa Maria Novella. It is impossible not to admire the the square, housing one of the most charming basilicas in Florence. The area has plenty of local spots to taste Tuscan specialties, but don’t stop in the main streets alone; the narrower side streets always ensure satisfaction. The huge Parco Delle Cascine provides a solution to the need for a green area as well as a historic welcome in the form of a bronze statue of King Vittorio Emanuele II riding a horse.
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