Shopping in Florence

About Markets in Florence

Shopping in the Markets of Florence

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About Markets in Florence

Florence, the city of history, arts and architecture is ever popular for the fantastic shopping opportunities. There are so many shopping spots here that have shops from the family owned shops to the designer boutiques. The different markets in Florence make shopping a great experience for the people who visit this city. Here are some of the popular markets of Florence that one can consider for shopping during the visit to Florence.

San Lorenzo Market of Florence

It is one among the popular markets in Florence. One can find stalls that sell leather souvenirs, clothing and goods here. This market is open between 9 am to 7 pm. It is a very lively market that is visited by both the locals and tourists. This market is very close to the Basilica of San Lorenzo. It provides one with great opportunity to shop around.

Sant’Ambrogio Market

It is a smaller market but a popular one. It is among those markets where more locals can be found. It is the place where one can get household items, food and clothes. It is open from morning till early afternoon. It is also a good place for finding the local food items in Florence.

Mercato Nuovo

This is the market which is popular for leather goods, scarves and also for its location. It is a newer version of original leather market which is located at San Lorenzo. This market is nestled under the beautiful kind of medieval styled arches. The market also has a bronze statue of wild boar, giving it the name of Mercato Porcellino. This statue is considered to bring luck if one rubs its nose when a coin gets dropped from its mouth.

Mercato Centrale

This is the market located in heart of the San Lorenzo neighborhood. It is the indoor market hall which is constructed out of glass and iron and is dated back to 19th century. This market sells fish and many local ingredients. Quality ingredients to prepare food can be bought from here and the restaurants nearby are the major customers of this market. Second level of the market has a food court. It is a gourmet food court that has everything including fancy hamburgers to the best wines of the region.

Florence Market

This is a permanent market which is located temporarily to the Largo Annigoni square which is next to Sant’Ambrogio market. This popular antique market has so many chosen treasures which resold by the collectors. These items are not at all cheap but they are indeed worth the money you are spending on them.

Visit to Florence becomes complete only if you at least go around the popular markets even when you do not actually buy anything from here.


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Leather goods and ceramics are good options for buying in Florence.

If you are at a local farmer’s market then bargaining is possible, but not in the other shops.

When looking for local markets in Florence, one mustn’t miss the Mercato Centrale, San Lorenzo Market and the Sant'Ambrogio Market.

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