Mercato delle Cascine
Mercato delle Cascine
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7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
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This weekly market in the Cascine Park on the banks of the Arno River is like shopping in a huge open-air department store.
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The area
Neighborhood: Florence Historic Center
How to get there
  • Porta al Prato-Leopolda Parco della musica • 5 min walk
  • Cascine Olmi • 6 min walk

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eugeniaBuenosAires
buenos aires16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2012 • Solo
Mercatto delle Cascine is the biggest and probably the cheapest "mercatto" in Florence. It's located in Parco delle Cascine, which is the biggest park in Florence.
You can find there everything at a convinenient price: flowers & plants, vegetables, fruit, houseware, shoes and clothing, bags & handbags, purses, etc etc ... (see the pics)
The market opens weekly on tuesday, from 7am. to 13 or 14 pm, and you can get there from Santa Maria Novella by bus or tram (it takes no more than 20 min.)
You can also take a peaceful walk around the Park.
Written March 2, 2012
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MigsDeManille
Florence, Italy915 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 • Friends
Mercato delle Cascine is an open market beside the Arno river and Cascine park opens every Tuesday from 7am till afternoon (2pm). It is more accessible using Tram from the Santa maria Novella station, you can stop either at Cascine or Paolo Uccello station (fermata). Crowded but worth to visit, diverse foods, clothing shops and even Tuscan veggies, meat products & crafts are there at reasonable prices.

Tips: There is another large open market in Florence, they called it as Mercato della Scandicci but is only open during saturdays.
Written March 10, 2013
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Rebecca R
Fort Collins, CO83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Solo
Want a pair of linen pants- MADE IN ITALY? Or a dress? How about some cute shoes to match? All here, all great prices, all worth it. It can be boiling in the summer to visit, but the deals and amount of stuff will make it worth it! I have gone the last two Tuesdays, I am going today, and may go next week. I bought gifts for almost everyone here, and myself some cute new clothes! YAY....now the quest of getting everything into the suitcase when I go back home after my study abroad.
Written June 25, 2013
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Terry G
London27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Family
One of the better street markets, situated alongside the Arno. Lots of clothes of differing quality. Food, kitchenware, pets, plants etc, etc. Plenty of parking nearby too. A few remarks about safety in these reviews but no different to any other Italian market IMO and several police in attendance.
Written August 7, 2012
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budgam
Christchurch, New Zealand32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
At this market, which is easily reached front central Florence by walking down stream along the Arno past a small fun fair, you can buy anything from a single pomodoro ( tomato) to the pan to cook it in and a gas cooker to cook it on. You can also choose whatever outfit you want to wear while cooking your tomato. There secondhand clothes, new clothes. Fashion, work, casual, sports, clothes for every occassion and footwear to go with them. There is fresh produce, meat, fish, cheese etc. Cooked meat that you can have in the local bread to eat while shopping. This market is usually only every Tuesday but we went on the 30th of April and found that they were still there on the Wednesday which was May 1st. which is a public holiday in Italy so maybe market a permission to operate on that day. Great market it would help if you at least tried to shop in Italian.
Bud & Ann (NZ)
Written May 22, 2013
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Terra K
Rohnert Park, CA23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Solo
I used to shop for clothes here, but now all the new stuff comes from China.... Although designed for the Italian market, I just don't like buying Chinese goods. There are some good fabric vendors and I buy especially the sewing notions, ribbons, trims, buttons. There are also some real flea market tables with used clothing with some beautiful stuff on them. I got a beautiful red scarf from Turkey at this market. They also have some fun things to eat - great inexpensive household items (if you rent an apartment and have some extra needs) as well as linens. you can get pretty much anything you need for an extended stay in Florence at a much better price that at the stores. Highly recommend, except for the Chinese clothing.
Written February 12, 2018
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dorielle s
Sliema, Malta26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Family
Some six hundred stalls selling anything and everything ! I have a teen daughter and picked up some really nice things for her for a few euro each - ex department store wares - and pretty costume jewellery for next to nothing. To round off the morning, we ate porchetta - grilled rolls with great roast pork with shades of fennel seeds and chilli- and a good capuccino !
Written November 7, 2015
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mphill9929
Lumberton, TX325 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2015 • Couples
The four Sundays before Easter there is a market day in Cascine Park. The section BEFORE the market is taken over by a traveling fair. So if you want to ride in bumper cars, eat cotton candy etc you can do that too. But to get to the market area you have to walk to the end of the fair.

If you get hungry, look for the food venders and pick out one or two who have a line of people waiting. Just order what they ordered, usually a pork sandwich, and enjoy one of the traditional foods of the region!

There did not seen to be much in the way of haggling price with the vendors. I don;t know if it was us, the items, the vendors or ? but the typical flea market haggling didnt see to go over very well. Wont stop us from trying though!

You will not see a lot of tourist trinkets at the market. There will be a lot of clothes, shoes, foods, flowers, housewares and miscellaneous as well as the occasional antiques

Beware of the cardboard table vendors. They are not legal vendors and usually have poor quality imitation goods.

The market is normally open every Tuesday - just for the day - and will close around 2pm. I suggest you get there early to shop and take time to eat lunch there.

If you are here when the market is open, it is definitely worth checking out! Shop where the locals shop!
Written March 23, 2015
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margity
Frankfurt, Germany1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2010 • Couples
I try to travel to Florence at least twice a year. It is such an inspiring place. I always plan my trips to get at least one Tuesday in when I go to the Market at Cascine. Even my husband appreciates now being dragged along. I love the fresh fruit and vegs at the start of the market and the Latte Macciato at the trailer at the end of the Market. Mind you, I avoid the tourist highlights, Florence is enchanting whereever you go.
Written June 19, 2011
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seamus5560
Washington DC, DC7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
You can find a wide array of clothing and household goods there at really reasonable prices. Clothing in abundance. Be aware you won't find high fashion designer clothes but you will find an interesting array of really inexpensive clothing - shirts, sweaters, jackets, socks, etc. I was disappointed, however, that the vendors begin packing up around noon, particularly if it is raining. Plan to be there early.
Written November 22, 2019
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