One of the best way to enjoy a wonderful sunny day in Florence is surely stroll the nice markets located all around the city: Sant’Ambrogio, San Lorenzo, Cascine, Fortezza da basso.
Via dell’Ariento – S.Lorenzo District
This market is located in a very characteristic district of Florence: San Lorenzo.
The market is very cheap, and you can find here everything you need for your perfect Italian Style dinner: meat, fish, vegetables, fruits and the best tuscan and italian cheeses!
Remember: the market is closed on Sunday!
It definitely worths a visit!
Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio
The market is either indoor or outdoor. Outside you can find fresh fruits and vegetables, clothes, flowers, shoes and houseware stands. Inside you can find meat, fish, pasta, general groceries, good cheeses, etc. Inside there is even a bar and a good (and cheap!) restaurant.
A good place for shopping! Remember: it’s open every weekday (except Sunday)
Mercato delle Cascine
Parco delle Cascine
Probably the biggest (and cheapest) market in town! Here you can find almost everything you need: fruits, vegetables, clothing, general groceries, houseware stands, antiquities, telephone cards, everything!
Only one problem: it’s open exclusively on Tuesday morning!
Mercato Fortezza da Basso
Located in the charming square next to Fortezza da Basso, here you can find all kinds of antiquities: old Lp’s, old furnitures, old coins, old ladies (or gentlemen). Very nice place to visit! Open the third week-end of the month.
Mercato delle Pulci – Flea Market
Very typical market located in the heart of the Sant’Ambrogio district. Here you can find almost every kind of antiquities, second hand furnitures and clothes, coins, telephone card, old books, etc., etc.
The market is open the last sunday (the fourth or the fifth) of the month! A part of the market (Mercatino delle Pulci) is permanent and is open every day (except on Sunday). Few months ago it has been moved in Largo Annigoni, next to the Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio.
Mercato del Porcellino – Straw Market
Loggiato del Porcellino – Via Porta Rossa
Open every day.
Very very characteristic. Don’t forget to rub the piglet’s nose!
Mercato delle Piante (Plants market)
Under the porticos in Via Pellicceria, Thursday from 10am to 7pm, characteristic.
Mercato dei Liberi Artigiani (Craftmen’s market)
Under the Loggia del Grano on thursday, friday, saturday, from 10am to 6pm.
Arti e mestieri d’Oltrarno (Arts and crafts from Oltrarno)
In Piazza S. Spirito, the second sunday of the month. Open from 9am to 7pm.
Mercato di San Lorenzo
Piazza San Lorenzo and around streets.
Open every day. Closed on Monday in winter.