Pocket Guide to the Markets of Florence

Spend a few hours exploring some of the best markets Florence has to offer!

Florence is typically known for its Renaissance architecture, heritage, and incredible art. But Florence is also renowned for its markets. The markets in Florence allow visitors to discover new treasures, from art to antiques, and even simple yet delicious food.

Whether you’re in Florence for a day or a week, it’s essential to visit at least one of these markets!

Mercato Centrale Firenze

For a historically traditional market, Mercato Centrale Firenze (Central Market) is the one for you. This market is classic, offering fresh produce, prepared foods, and local culture. The market has been around since the mid 19th century and consists of two levels. The ground floor provides all the fresh produce like vegetables, fruit, and baked pastries. Upstairs includes the food court and stalls for cheese, wines, and so much more.

The market is open daily, so you’ll have a chance to visit no matter which day you’re in Florence.

Mercato Isolotto

Just outside Florence’s city centre, Mercato Isolotto is the perfect market for unique items. The market stocks typical fresh foods, while also offering a selection of clothes, accessories, and handmade items.

If you love your markets, it’s worth heading out of the city centre to check out Mercato Isolotto for yourself! Right by Firenze Santa Maria Novella, take the Valfonda T1.3 light rail towards Villa Costanza and get off at Talenti. A short 10 minute walk from this stop will have you at the markets! This market is open early on Monday to Saturday and closes just after midday.

Mercato di Santo Spirito  

If you’re looking for a Florence flea market, you’re in luck with Mercato di Santo Spirito. This huge flea market is located in the piazza and offers a great selection of second hand and vintage items. Go through all the stalls and find your next treasure from some clothing, handmade items, antiques, and anything else you can imagine.

Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio

Between Monday and Saturday, the Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio (Sant’Ambrogio Market) has a great selection of goods for everyone. Located indoors and outdoors, this authentic market is in the city centre and sells everything from fresh produce to vintage items, and random bits.

This market is truly unique and well worth the visit if you want to discover some rare items.

Don’t forget to bring along an empty bag ready to fill when you visit these markets! You’ll find some unique items that could be hard to come by. You’ll also get to take home something from Florence with you, so why not make it an item from one of the popular markets?

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