Mercato Centrale Firenze

Street food at the covered central market of San Lorenzo in Florence: the ideal destination for gourmet people

If you love the street food even when you are on holiday you cannot miss the Mercato Centrale Firenze with a first floor completely new and dedicated to the most diverse catering. Inside the market located in the heart of the historic centre of Florence you will find several workshops managed by traditional real artisans of taste: bread and pastries, fresh fish, fried meatballs, fruit and vegetables, meat and salami, mozzarella, cheese, chocolate and ice creams, fresh pasta, wine, lamprey, sandwiches.

Is your mouth already watering? No problem! The Mercato Centrale Firenze is a few minute walk from our bed and breakfast Palazzo Ruspoli with a walk through the streets of the historic centre.

You can count on a hearty meal without spending a fortune. The dishes prepared inside the market are cooked by using only the raw material for sale in the marketplace.

Not to mention the availability of delicious meals at any time of the day thanks to the opening hours from 10:00 am to midnight!

Below there is a map showing the various eateries and the individual specialties taken from the official website of the market.

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If you want to bring home quality products, you can also buy the gastronomic souvenirs at the craft shops scattered inside the covered market.

Moreover, many different events are organized during the week and you could participate in any of them, for example:

  • days dedicated to extra virgin olive oil from November 28th to December 1st,
  • admire the works of art by Ai Weiwei also present at the Central Market and pick up the voucher of the market at the info point to access the current exhibition at Palazzo Strozzi until January 22nd , 2017,
  • meetings by political and cultural themes,
  • presentations of gastronomic guides,
  • tastings of typical products,
  • themed events, according to the holidays of the moment

Moreover, if you like football you can watch the games directly from the maxi screens of the market while enjoying a tasty gastronomic specialty of the market.

What are you waiting for? Explore the central market of Florence to taste so many good things in the heart of the city!



30 November 2016