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Mercato Centrale

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Address: Piazza del Mercato Centrale | Via dell'Ariento, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 239 9798
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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very simple and easy going place, if you are ok to eat in a very easy way and cheap go there there are all kind of food variety and you can get wine or beer at the bar they serve... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Farmington, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would not make a special effort to get here, but if you’re in the area or looking for something to do at night, this is a candidate. Just the food restaurants are open upstairs at night; it was tricky to find the door that was open for this – we walked around thinking it was closed. Tucked in one... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

very simple and easy going place, if you are ok to eat in a very easy way and cheap go there there are all kind of food variety and you can get wine or beer at the bar they serve from traditional to international food even vegan

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Mons, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This market was only ok. I found the salespeople not very friendly. We ate some okay food at one of the stalls. It didn't feel like a very authentic place. Seemed to be only tourists. You can miss this one.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The market has 3 floors. The first floor has cafes, bakeries, butcher shops, and fruits and vegetable stands. The 2nd floor is like a big food fair with lots of variety. The 3rd floor is restaurants but I have not gone up. It's a great place to grab a meal. We had Florentine steak there on the first day. It... More 

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Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a gem is hidden in the most ordinary looking place. All kinds of food, sweets, drinks in one place, loud but not too loud, clean and reasonably priced! a thing for everyone

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I found this market a worthwhile stop. 12:15 on a Wednesday we browsed the lower level, fresh produce and meats and we went upstairs for lunch. We had a pizza and a meat and cheese plate. There are various food choices from vegetarian burgers to pizza to sandwiches. There is a coffee and a beer bar in the middle for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I could have lived and ate in here alone. Fantastic selection of some of the freshest fruit and veg, plus meats, cheese, wine, oil, pasta. Great food being served from the stalls and in the food hall upstairs. Just beautiful

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Take a stroll through the mercato centrale and you would not regret the time spend there! The best part was the inside food market. Go for a brunch or lunch and skip dinner but do not miss it! Everything looked so fresh and good and the lampredotto was excellent! I went back for lampredotto without a bun. Outside were a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic shopping -especially souvenirs and leather goods The food market was even better - checking out the amazing local produce and sampling delicious aged balsamics yummo

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If u go to Florence don't miss this place , lots of different foods from meat to fish , worth the visit

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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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