If you enjoy markets you will enjoy these markets. They are a great experience and are found in the centre of Florence.
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. These outside markets are incredibly popular and always crowded, day and night.
The food markets, which are a must see in Florence, are amazing. They are the ultimate food experience and very good if you wish to buy Italian delicacies. These markets are very complete. You can find just about everything there including fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheese, wine, olives, dried fruits and nuts and much more.
The stall holders are friendly, helpful and allow you to sample their goodies. There is a sit down eatery where the food is excellent and surprisingly cheap. The menu changes daily so just ask what they have, they are happy to oblige and talk you through it.
This fresh food market on the ground floor is a favourite place of mine in Florence. The smells and sounds and infinite choice of things to nibble on are a must for foodies.
This food market is a fascinating place to stroll around & gaze at the most fabulous array of Italian foods. Everything looks so appetising & delicious, displayed in a really lovely way and is a photographer’s playground.
Upstairs is a massive surprise that anyone visiting Florence must not miss…..the dining! Wow! We were surprised by the excellent quality & the stylish surroundings of the place. The prices are very reasonable considering the extremely high quality of the foods & drinks on offer.
Settle in for a gastronomical experience and enjoy a meal of almost anything Italian.
If you are in Florence, even if it’s just for a day, visiting these markets is a must!