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The Central Market of Florence is possibly one of the most entertaining tours to be found in the city, so we recommend you pay a visit, even if you don't intend to buy anything.
First, take a look at the beautiful building, built by architect Giuseppe Mengoni between 1870 and 1874. Mengoni's idea was to combine stone, iron and glass, taking inspiration from Les Halles in Paris.
The building was later restored in 1980, adding an intermediate floor and an underground parking.
The market is home to a host of quality products. More specifically, on the ground floor you will find meats, fish and cheeses as well as typical Tuscan foods such as lamprey, tripe and sucking pig. The first floor is dedicated to fruits, vegetables and flowers.
All together, the market is a veritable bombardment of colours and aromas, making it one of the busiest places in the city, in addition to being one of the oldest covered markets in Europe.
Cenacolo di Sant’Apollonia (25)
Palazzo Rucellai (40)
Piazza della Repubblica (44)
San Marco (32)
Santissima Annunziata (30)
Mercato Centrale (24)
Palazzo Strozzi (37)
Piazza della Signoria (5)
Santa Croce (8)
Via Tornabuoni (36)
Giardino dei Semplici (28)
Opificio dell Pietre Dure (31)
Palazzo Medici-Riccardi (27)
Santo Spirito (48)