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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Piazza del Mercato Centrale | Via dell'Ariento, Florence, Italy
San Lorenzo
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+39 055 239 9798
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Reviewed today

This buzzing food court is a great place to go when you want a quick meal. lots of choice and atmosphere.

Thank Travelphilosopher_12
Reviewed yesterday

If you appreciate Italian cuisine this is your Mecca. Wonderful stalls with beautifully presented produce are mouth-watering. You can wander, sample cheeses and meats and even stop for lunch made with the ingredients on sale. Just terrific.

Thank m1sog
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you visit the market make your way upstairs and you will find a truly wonderful food hall. All kinds of wonderful food is freshly prepared you simply take a table and take your choice of the different stalls there is even a drinks service...More

Thank Alan0806
Reviewed yesterday

Love visiting markets in different cities. Stopped off for breakfast twice on the ground floor (delicious vanilla cream croissant), and had dinner one night on the first floor. Definitely worth a visit

Thank ClaireOxfordshire
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Brilliant produce but difficult to find a place to buy food and sit down to eat. Extremely crowded and overbearing

Thank Dollybacon
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visit the MC every single day when we are in Florence. Whether you are shopping or eating MC has what you are looking for. Get there early because this place is not a secret. we have had some of our best meals here and...More

Thank SC568
Reviewed 2 days ago

This would be the place to go if you want to have more choices (food) without walking to different eating outlets. There's a market at the ground floor.

Thank mychng
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did not find anything great in the Mercato Market as compared to markets elsewhere. Food was overpriced and just ok. We found better food near our hotel. We went in the morning, maybe the place is more livelier in the evenings. Pike's place is...More

Thank Traveller20175
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great shopping area. Leather and other local souvenirs can be bought for relatively cheap. Recommended.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Checked this place out near the end of our trip and I wish we had done it earlier. The top floor is basically a giant food court with really good food that's well priced. There are plenty of tables to sit at and enjoy the...More

Thank Zac H
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Nearby
San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s lively merchants shout out from behind
stalls with an array of products in one of the most
traditional neighborhoods in Florence. Different
ethnic groups join together in the large outdoor
market of San Lorenzo and in the Central Market, a
vast multi-floored building. Visitors are bound to
fall in love with this area and in particular, with
its variety of food, especially those focusing on
...More
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Karla R
23 September 2018|
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Response from Mike4462 | Reviewed this property |
I think it's open till midnight.
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nhayes2018
17 September 2018|
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Response from arknapper |
No it's open 08:00hrs to 12:00hrs every day
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Jenna C
17 September 2018|
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Response from fashionagent | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, not sure. Best check their website
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