Mercato del Porcellino
Mercato del Porcellino
3.5
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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The area
Neighborhood: Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Couples
Mercato del Porcellino is a mostly street market selling a large variety of cheap quality, but at times rather expensive, goods. Still it's fun to walk through it and just enjoy the experience, particularly the ... meeting.. with the star attraction, il Porcellino, the piglet!
Written August 18, 2017
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Richard C
Palm Springs, CA
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
Near the Mercato del Porcellino, there were 4 young men playing violins in the pedestrian-only street. Their music was beautiful and I purchased their CD -
"Musica nel Vento".
However, when I got back home the CD was blank!
Written December 25, 2017
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BigHugh51
Adelaide, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Couples
We visited this market twice during our most recent trip to Florence. The first visit was to see what was available for purchase and then be able to compare prices with other merchandise available elsewhere in Florence. The second visit on the same day was to make some purchases.
This small market tends to specialise in clothes , shoes, leather-goods and souvenirs. It has a large number of stalls crammed into a rather tight area under a very of portico. It was very hot on the day of our visits and with the cramped area and large number of shoppers, it was quite uncomfortable.
After having compared prices elsewhere, we made a number of purchases of bags and souvenirs during our second visit for the day.
This market could certainly be described as a "shopper's paradise"!
Written September 19, 2017
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Ron S
Columbus, OH
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is a group of amazing violinists.
I can’t imagine they would intentionally scam anyone.
The live music was phenomenal. My wife and I were mesmerized by their musical performances. We bought their CD even though I’m always leery that a studio CD won’t compare with the live performance. In this case the CD Recording was fabulous. It was beautifully recorded and mixed, and totally conveyed the nuanced depth and emotional quality of their music.
Hear them when you’re in Florence. Stop and listen for a while. Then give them a big tip AND buy their CD. You’ll thank me for this recommendation when you re-hear them at home.
Written June 8, 2019
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Sonja M
Hove, UK
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
If you want a bag this is the market to go to. Don't be afraid to haggle. This is a great place to find a souvenir bag or other leather work. If you want just wander round and take in the atmosphere.
Written July 20, 2020
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Heidi R
West Salem, WI
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Some people like San Lorenzo Market better than Mercato Del Porcellino because you can negotiate better deals. I prefer Porcellino because the vendors at the stalls aren't aggressive and in your face while you try to shop. I always feel like I'm being accosted at San Lorenzo.

At first glance, it can appear like your average flea market. I feel sorry for people who just walk by and never go into the stalls and really look at the merchandise. There are 100% silk ties, beautiful leather belts, leather coats, handbags, wallets and backpacks at prices you'd never see in the US. During the month I stayed in Florence, I found myself drawn back to this Mercato over and over as I thought of gifts I wanted to buy for family members.

As far as negotiating deals - in my experience, the vendors at Porcellino didn't discount as much, but their prices weren't as high to begin with. I feel like I got excellent deals on everything I bought there.
Written September 17, 2017
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
While wandering in this area of Florence we came across this amazing band of musicians called 'Las Musica nel ventos' my 14 year old son bought their CD for 15 euros but sadly when we opened it later there was no CD in side, he was very disappointed. Hope this does not happen to anyone else.
Written July 24, 2018
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Loggia del Porcellino is located close to the Ponte Vecchio, and today sells mostly souvenirs and leather goods. The most well known item at the market is Fontana del Porcellino. It is worth stopping to get a picture of the boar. Prices are better at other locations though.
Written May 20, 2018
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son5
milton keynes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014 • Couples
This is a little market that sells touristy stuff, bags, scarfs, tea towels, mugs, keyrings, etc. The Loggia is pretty and looks lovely at night time when the market has gone. Occasionally when we walked by at night there would be a musician playing, which was lovely.
There is also the famous bronze boar, il porcellino, that apparently means that you'll get good luck if you can get a coin to fall from his mouth into the grille below his head!
Written August 27, 2014
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Luciaper
Port Saint Lucie, United States
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Family
I enjoyed shopping Italian leather and scarves. The prices are fair. Sometime you need to ask for a discount. I can supply myself here pretty much with nice quality leather, since I am not will to pay 300 for a brand name purse.
Written July 15, 2019
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