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Mercato Centrale

Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #17 of 182 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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Coffs Harbour
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Located less then 10 minutes from the Duomo this is an ideal place to grab a quick coffee, or glass or wine or beer and to pick up a fabulous lunch or enjoy a sit down meal with wonderful choices from a range of venues. The ground floor is fresh food and wines and upstairs which operates at night as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This is a MUST visit place in Florence, otherwise you will regret eating in those tiny restaurants right next on the road. Dinning here, give you a sense of comfortable and the contemporary design is different from the ancient, dated market outside the building. Here has high ceiling, spacious and variety of food and wine choices. Thumb up!!! The price... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This market would put anyone into heaven - it is chock full of great coffees, fresh fruits & vegetables, meats for take home - home cooking (the butcher will even provide a "how to cook"), restaurants for eating out (especially a nice breakfast, brunch or lunch) and beautiful stunning flowers for on your table. Great shopping at every level...its a... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Sadly we only went here one day due to bad weather but wished we have gone before.The food areas upstairs are fantastic,much better value and with a really nice friendlier feel than the many overpriced local restaurants.Go and enjoy,but beware very busy on Saturday.

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Gold Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The central market in Florence is a place not to be missed. Mercato Centrale is a foodies heaven, beautiful freshly made bakery items, pizza, pasta and all types of foods, along with beer, wine, coffee etc. We stayed in Florence for 2/12 days and we ate here on 2 of those days. The locals go here. The local fresh food... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

The Mercato Centrale is an excellent place to shop for gifts to take home. It is also, on the second floor, a great place to have lunch at very reasonable prices. This indoor market is ringed by stalls selling items of questionable manufacture, but at reasonable pricing.

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Niagara Falls, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I thought this was a nice place to get stuff for friends and family that was in expensive. They had everything you could want on the streets and inside so many different meat places. Had a few different sandwiches inside and all were amazing and fresh

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Oudenaarde, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Beautifully restored huge Market Hall with on the ground floor the daily food market and since April 2014, a full first floor and mezzanine 2nd floor where you can enjoy self-served food from dozens of different food-counters or choose for table served food on the 2nd floor - reservations preferred. Very lively, Italian atmosphere, impressive interior architecture with original features.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Ground flood is full of freash fruits, vegs, meat, oils, wines.Look and smell is incredible.On the first floor they have a few place to grab a quick snack, sweet, proper meal, sandwiches, coffees or wines... Everything fresh and tasteful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Most city markets are good places to visit, but this is a real eye-opener! We were told (by our guide book) that this is the largest covered food hall in Europe - I wouldn't be surprised. Downstairs are the usual market shops with meat, fish, cheese, pasta and all you would expect in a maket hall. But upstairs is filled... More

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