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Address: Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50123 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39-0552399798
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Description: Open-air market that has a cast-iron structure dating back to 1874, which...
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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Great fun whether you have a kitchen or not!

Since we had a flat in Venice, we stopped in here the first day to pick up some fresh produce, meat, and pasta to cook for dinners when we were too tired to go out. It is also a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Woodinville, Washington
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Since we had a flat in Venice, we stopped in here the first day to pick up some fresh produce, meat, and pasta to cook for dinners when we were too tired to go out. It is also a great stop to pick up meats and cheeses and some fruit for a picnic lunch either upstairs or to carry away... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

La Parada Del Mercato Is inside the Mercato centrale near a butcher and one of the stairs in the center to go upstairs. Michele was very friendly speaks spanish and italian. Has goods from Latin America. After spending a month here, we wanted some rice and beans (being from Puerto Rico) here we found Platains, avocados, parcha, guayaba, papaya, rice,... More 

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Colchester, Vermont
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I just happened to find this while we were wandering through town. From most sides of the building it looks like an old factory but if you look closer through the open doors you might get a glimpse of fresh meat hanging or racks of colorful produce. We found it to be the best market on our... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent food choices and varieties both upstairs and downstairs - do not miss the bollitos! Wide variety of foods available. Had delicious grilled octopus.Lots of fresh produce stalls downstairs (tip- do not touch the produce) as well as dried pastas, mushrooms, oils.

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Healdsburg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a must see for Florence. It's the best place to buy anything food related in Tuscany for two reasons. It has the best food products in town..AND they ship it home for you. Its usually arrives a few days after we return. There not a lot of tourists here. It's mostly locals. It's a real view of Florentine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Food hall. As in hall of food. As in every foodie's wet dream. Downstairs you have the markets themselves, which open until about 5pm and sell all sorts of wonderful things. Meats, vegetables, pasta spices, risotto mixes to take home as well as limoncello or wine at amazing prices. Olives, porcini mushrooms and sundried tomatoes. What a joy. Upstairs they... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Boasting high quality, local produce from a variety of vendors, this is the best "grocery store" in Florence. There are counters for every possible food need and you can cheaply purchase excellent groceries as well as a meal. Multiple vendors provide some competitive pricing keeping prices extremely reasonable. There are separate stalls for fishmongers, butchers, produce sellers, and wine, oil,... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The Mercato Centrale is worth a visit - both for cold drinks, snacks or a meal. (You will find food suitable for breakfast, lunch and dinner). It was quite crowded around lunch time (as one must expect). Still it was fairly easy to find an available table and not too much waiting at the desks. The staff is friendly and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Here you will find on the ground floor shops with all the best foods produced in the region. On the first floor there are bars and restaurants, even a cooking school. Enjoy the food and the atmosfere.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The market is the best place to try the authentic Tuscany dishes without spending a fortune. Indeed there are other places with brilliant (expensive) chefs, something you must try once but for the every day meals with no time or budget the place to be is this market. There is usually a charming Italian willing to assist you.

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Address: Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50123 Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39-0552399798
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence>  > San Lorenzo

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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 Florentine dishes as well as international selections. Nobody leaves San Lorenzo without a shopping bag in hand or with an empty stomach.
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