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This open air leather market is guarded by the iconic statue of a pig. Legend has it that rubbing its nose will guarantee your coming back to the city. While shopping, don't be afraid to bargain hard.
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Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, Florence, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Luciaper
Reviewed June 10, 2019 via mobile

Lots of quality leather goods. Remember this is a bazaar not a Gucci store. The merchants are trying to make a buck. You can barter and they can harass you a little. It’s part of the charm.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank vanchu
Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Ron S
Reviewed May 25, 2019

There are people everywhere here trying to sell to you. They hate the word no and are unlikely to let you wander on if you show any interest in their wares. Then there’s the people looking. It can be a bit of a squash. Most...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank BagmanNZ
Reviewed May 15, 2019

This is where the famous pig statue is located, everyone stops to pat his snout for luck. the markets sells leather, pashminas, and other tourist items. None of it was particularly unique.

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Pathfinder88501
Reviewed April 3, 2019 via mobile

We found the selection here for gloves and scarves much better than in many of the surrounding shops. Do not be afraid to try and haggle a bit, especially if you are buying more than one item. I found it more enjoyable than the much...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Alasdaircharles
Reviewed March 3, 2019

The arcade itself would be interesting if not stuffed with market stalls selling all kinds of leather bags, jackets etc, as well as other tourist tat. I guess they must sell things some times but it didn't look like it when I was there.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David M
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

An open street market in the heart of the city center with the famous statue of the pig.A nice stop on your way to Uffizzi and the Ponte Vecchio bridge. Nothing special and lots of the "leather" products that are seeled there are actually not...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MariaTips
Reviewed December 7, 2018

This is an average leather market. We were not impressed by it as most of the stuff you could buy here we saw in shops in the area anyway. The boar statue is here.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanaZC
Reviewed November 23, 2018

One evening on a walk back to my hotel I stumbled on a large group of people caressing the statue of a pig as well as pitching coins in its mouth, and naturally taking lots of selfies. After enquiring, I found that visitors rub the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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