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Mercato Centrale

Piazza del Mercato Centrale, 50123 Florence, Italy
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Ranked #18 of 173 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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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
24 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Our tour guide recommended we have lunch or dinner on the second floor of the market, and we are glad we listened. It was amazing i had one of the best Burrata i had on our Italain trip it was so fresh feels like it just came form the farm,The pasta dishes are so fresh and tastes Devine. Value is... More

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milton keynes
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62 reviews 62 reviews
35 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The mercato centrale has been at this site for over 100 years, and there is a reason for that! It's a terrific market that the locals use as well as tourists. There are some fabulous things to buy including oils, sundried tomatoes, nougat, chocolates, herbs, olives, pastas, wines, cheeses, limoncello, etc etc etc! (just think of your favourite Italian food,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
6 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I tasted a few dishes from different stalls.. The pici-ragu dish from the place just before the seafood stall was sublime! I tried the seafood from the seafood stall before that, and enjoyed that too.. and caught the enticing smell of the ragu! and then i went on the other side of the market for some tasty sweet treats! They... More

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Delft, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I always think visiting markets it's one of the best ways to getting to know a city, and this was by far the best one I saw in Florence. They've got plenty of authentic Italian products, and their food and drinks are just amazing, rich in flavour and colour. Their espresso was by far the best one I had in... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Purveyors of food (meats, cheeses, oils, vegetables, etc.) on the first floor, restaurants on the second floor. Don't miss it. Very crowded -- with tourists and locals -- but worth fighting through the crowds.

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North Carolina
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81 reviews 81 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Reminded me of the Seattle Waterfront Market - fish, fruit, pastries, mushrooms, food stalls, wine, everything you could possibly want to buy on display and for sale. We spent about an hour here just walking to see what was available. Had an awesome raisin pastery, a nice cup of coffee and bought some great dried mushrooms. We will be back... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Stopped by for a look see as we were told that the market had recently been re-vamped. Downstairs houses a vast array of fruit and vegetables and fresh meat amongst other things. Upstairs however is a different story, here is where you will find a good selection of food and drink including a delicious seafood stall. We had a glass... More

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Monk Fryston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Was told about this place as a most go to eat whilst on the aeroplane.WOW Stayed in Florence for 7 nights and had lunch and dinner here more or less everyday. Good food, wine atmosphere everything!!!! The tiramisu and small fruit pastries are to die for. Chiant Sanangelo from the wine shop is terrific. Frito misto from the seafood area... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stopped here just to see what this place was. We were only able to go upstairs as construction was occurring downstairs. So glad we stopped in. It was amazing. This was an upbeat area that housed wine bars, restaurants, and shops. There were little markets that sold spices, meats cheeses etc. Would definitely go back here. We ate at... More

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Haifa District, Israel
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I would never have reached this place if it wasn't for the guided tour we took. A great place to buy typical Italian condiments to bring as gifts or use at home. Everything is so nicely displayed!

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