Any Florence travel plan should include trips to the myriad of local markets; there is one for every taste and pocketbook. Arrive early to have first and best choice at one of your favorite Florence markets!
Directory of Florence Markets
San Lorenzo Market Tuesday through Saturday
From Piazza S. Lorenzo to Via dell’Ariento, all around the Basilica of San Lorenzo (in the very historical center of the city) you can find probably the most important market of the city.
Mercado Centrale Monday through Saturday 7am to 2 pm (in winter only on Saturdays and days before holidays)
The best food market of the city is inside the San Lorenzo central market.
Sant’ Ambrogio Fresh fruits and vegetables, clothes, flowers, shoes, fresh meat or fish, pasta, and cheeses.Monday through Saturday 7am to 2 pm
Piazza Ghiberti and Piazza Sant’Ambrogio
Mercado delle Casine Tuesday 7am to 2 pm
Tthis is the biggest and cheapest market in town!
Parco delle Cascine
Mercado delle Pulci Daily 9am to 7:30 pm
The most famous FLEA MARKET of Florence
Piazza dei Ciompi
Fruit and Vegetables Main Market Tuesday to Thursday from 10 to 11am; Saturday from 9 to 10 am.
Le Cure market (food) Monday through Saturday 9 am to 2 pm except public holidays, Piazza delle Cure
Santo Spirito market (food) Monday through Saturday 9 am to 2 pm, all day on the second Sunday of every month
Piazza Santo Spirito
Mercato del Porcellino (food) Daily 8am to 7pm, except Sundays and Monday mornings, Piazza del Mercato Nuovo
Straw Market Daily from 9am to 6:30 pm, except Sunday and public holidays. Articles in Florentine straw, hand embroidery, leather goods, objects in wood, flowers
Piazza del Mercato Nuovo
Oltrarno Flea Market Second Sunday of the month, from 9am to 7 pm
Piazza S. Spirito
Rare books Thursday to Saturday, from 10am to 6pm.
Loggia del Grano
Flower market Thursdays, 10am to 7 pm
under the portico in Piazza della Repubblica (via Pellicceria)
If you’re in town, stop by any of these Florence markets and don’t miss out on a piece of unique Italian culture.
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Written by Terri Fogarty for EuropeUpClose.com