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Mercato Centrale

Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #19 of 163 shopping in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Description: 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.
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Winter Garden, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great market to explore! Cheeses, meats, fish, pasta and more. If you're looking for a quick bite, head upstairs for a nice panini, pizza and beverage. Worth while to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is a must go!! Not only if you're a foodie, but always! The ground floor is a general food market, but it's full with fresh foods and can vacuum pack anything if you want to bring any cheese or cured meat home. But.. Do not forget to go upstairs! It made me felt if I was in a fancy... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

You MUST stop by here if you love yo est! cook! or both! The sights and sounds of a true market are mind boggling! One of the best places to pick up something to take back home for the gourmet!!!

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Lewisville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

While in Florence we came across this market and what a treat! Want to go to a place that you can enjoy fresh foods, draft beers, go grocery shopping and take cooking lessons? This is your place! The staff at each of the counters that we visited were very helpful as were the bartenders at the massive bar in the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We enjoyed lunch at Mercato Centrale while in Florence - between our visit to the Accademia and the Duomo. Just walking around was a cultural experience. Had we been in Florence longer, we would have really enjoyed shopping there for unique and very fresh items to make a meal at our apartment.

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Ahmedabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Well of course only amongst the one's I have visited ;-)! A sheer paradise for foodies with a mix of traditional and experimental food. I loved the contrast between the traditional shops and restaurants on the ground floor and the trendy look of the first floor. Had lunch on 3 consecutive days at different restaurants and they were all fabulous... More

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New Mexico, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a not to be missed adventure. In the early morning you have to visit the Mercato Centrale. To a non-European, this place was paradise. There were aisles upon aisles of different food vendors. The vegetables were fresh picked. The meats were so fresh and such a variety with pieces I was afraid to ask how they were eaten.... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is a really nice concept! Very contemporary, multiple options for every type of great Tuscan and regional Italian food! Large open space creates a vibrant and exciting atmosphere, great wine choices and beer, pizza, pastas and fish... Highly recommend this for a dinner option in Florence!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This was the best find for me in Florence. Can go while visiting the open air market just outside. Mercato Centrale ground level hosts the old market with fresh local produce as well as dried (sundried tomato, mushrooms, pasta, spices etc) which you can buy to take back home. MUST GO TO 1st floor! We went up by mistake but... More

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jonesboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Oh my! Wow! the veggies, fruits, cheese, olives, meats, oils, vinegars, and MORE!! Some things can be shipped home other must be ate a la minute. But if you love food YOU must make a run through here. Downstairs local vendors selling a million products and upstairs some dining options. For a foodie a MUST SEE!

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