Florence ranks as one of the best cities in Europe, if not the world for its markets. No visit to the city should leave out a morning or afternoon spent exploring the stalls 'bancarelle' of the leather market in the San Lorenzo district or the Mercato Central selling produce from all over tuscany.
Short market information.
Mercato Centrale - Supplies the city and its environs with food produce:Olive oil, Prosciutto, Balsamic vinegar, meat, fish fruit and vegetables. Typical tuscan products.
San Lorenzo market -also known as the leather market, including bags, jackets and belts. Also to be found are a variety of non leather clothing, hats scarves and Tshirts. Popular for souvenir shopping.
Sant Ambrogio - 'the' florentine market used by residents, this market has a mix of fresh produce, fish, meat and a variety of clothing and second hand stalls.
Santo Spirito - The main market south of the river, Santo Spirito comes alive twice a month, the 2nd and 3rd Sundays for the antiques market.
Porcellino market - One of Florence's most compact markets this is ideal for finding souvenirs and presents from Florence.
Piazza dei Ciompi - (aka the flea market) From funiture and lampstands to vintage postcards and coffee pots this market recycles items from florence apartments and gives you the chance to take back a piece of (recent) history.