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Address: Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti | S. Ambrogio, 50122, Florence, Italy

Historical center of Florence features Sant'Ambrogio, one of the first...

Historical center of Florence features Sant'Ambrogio, one of the first religious buildings to be built in Florence.

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Real Foodies will love it.

The Central Market is glitzy and glamorous. But, if you are shopping for food to prepare yourself and you want to shop where the locals shop you have got to check out the Sant... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Central Market is glitzy and glamorous. But, if you are shopping for food to prepare yourself and you want to shop where the locals shop you have got to check out the Sant' Ambrogio Mercato. Open from 7 am to 3 pm, it is the grittier, and more affordable alternative to the Mercato Centrale. A couple of blocks from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It really is worth visiting this market and if you are in self catering accommodation then this is the place to purchase groceries. Every thing you could want is available and all so fresh: fish, meats, pasta ,biscotti, vegetables and fruit. The market was full of local people rather than tourists.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

You do need to visit this market, its where all the locals go and has everything you want if you are self catering while in Florence you must go, it has Meats, cheese, fish fresh bread etc etc. You also have the outside for fruit and veg along with clothes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We chose to come to this food market while in Florence because it was near a Tripe sandwich truck that my husband wanted to try out. I guess we made the right choice over the other larger market, because when we arrived Giada De Laurentiis of the Food Network was filming inside. Impeccably clean with a wide range of stores... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Sant'Ambrogio traditional market is located at Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti in Sant Ambrogio. It offers foodstuff, clothes, fruits & veg and all sorts of farm produce. Here you see the locals buying their requirements. Nice

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

This place is worth a visit if you want to feel more like the locals, they are all out buying their food and some second hand clothes. There is both an indoor market and outdoor market stalls. This reminded me a little of the old Andale Centre indoor market. There are plenty of food stalls including butchers, fish mongers, bakers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

There are (at least) two major traditional markets in Florence: the Mercato Centrale near San Lorenzo and the Sant'Ambrogio Market, about a ten minute walk from Santa Croce. The latter is filled almost entirely by locals doing their regular shopping, especially on Saturday. So it's a little less touristy than San Lorenzo, as well as being quite a bit smaller.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

This place has farmers offering their products for sale, including some organic fruits and vegetables, cheeses, ets. The price and quality we found here were better than at the Central Market in Florence and better variety of the food products. The Central Market is too much of a tourist trap these days, so Sant'Ambrogio is the way to go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

We are in an apartment for a month, and the market here is amazing! We have had the best fresh pasta (ravioli limone tonight, ravioli de zucca tomorrow--a repeat request), fresh meat (pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon), plus Trattoria da Rocca is not to be missed--best E4.00 lasagne you will find. And the vegetables--fresh porcini for risotto last night. Yum!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

The Sant'Ambrogio Market has just about anything you might imagine in Italian foodstuff and then some. Tented vendor stalls outside and open storefronts within - all fun to explore, sample culinary delights and just watch the multicolored show in progress. ...

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