San Lorenzo Market

florence, italy


San Lorenzo Market

florence, italy

Famous for: Food and Drinks, Street Market, Shopping
Enjoy the souvenir hunting here at Lorenzo Market. Also, experience Tuscan meal in few of the finest restaurants.
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event_available When to visit: january - june . september - december
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08:00 - 00:00 Everyday
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info Tips: July and August is usually too hot in Florence

Shopping and Food, everything you want from a flea market is here in San Lorenzo Market. San Lorenzo Market is perfect to explore Tuscan meal, hunt for souvenirs or buy fashion items especially leather products.

Lorenzo market is divided into indoor and outdoor market. Indoor market is known for food whereas outdoor market is known for leather, clothing and many souvenirs.


Indoor Market (Mercato Centrale)

Indoor Market is located in a building named Mercato Centrale has two levels. Ground floor has butchers, fish market, fruit and vegetable shops and other speciality shops. First floor is a food court providing plethora of eating options, from fresh farm meals, baked items to wines. First floor is open 7 days a week whereas the lower floor is open from Monday to Saturday. 

Two popular eating outlets here are:


At Tosca you can eat at the central counter in the marketplace or on the mezzanine floor (use the steps next to the counter), choosing from the selection of meals made to order.

The pizzeria

Order your pizza, pay at the cash register, and eat it comfortably seated at Mercato’s tables. You can also use the mezzanine floor and order pizza at the tables. There is also a takeaway service.


Outdoor Market

The outdoor market is a proper flea market open on Tuesday to Saturday. The outdoor market hosts hundreds of stalls selling clothes including leather jackets, leather bags and belts, pottery items and many other souvenirs. It is very easy to get confused and lost among all these stalls. You will have to bargain for the right price here. Some of the leather items sold here could be fake too. So check for it before buying.


How to get to Mercato Centrale in San Lorenzo?

By Train: Mercato Centrale Firenze is only 900 metres from Santa Maria Novella train station.

By Bus and Tram: Bus routes with stops close to Mercato: 1, 6, 11, 12, 14, 17, 20, 22, 23, 36, 37, C2, C4. Tramline: T1 – Leonardo Villa Costanza – Careggi Ospedale

From the Airport: From Florence’s Amerigo Vespucci Airport by taxi and by Ataf and Sita buses to Santa Maria Novella train station.

On Foot: It is located a few minutes from the Cathedral, piazza San Marco and Fortezza da Basso.


Where to Park your Car near Mercato Centrale?

  • Mercato Centrale Firenze: It is an underground parking with direct access to the first floor.
  • Stazione Santa Maria Novella: This parking lot is 5 minutes on foot from Mercato Centrale Firenze.
  • Fortezza da Basso: This is 10 minutes on foot from Mercato Centrale Firenze.
  • Autorimessa Luna: 5 minutes on foot from Mercato Centrale Firenze.


7:13 PM Local Time


Piazza del Mercato Centrale Firenze Firenze Città Metropolitana di Firenze Toscana Italy 50123
City center: Florence
Nearest airport: Florence Airport, Peretola

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Frequently asked Question about San Lorenzo Market

What are days in which San Lorenzo Market in Florence opens ?
San Lorenzo Market is open on Monday through Friday from 7am to 2pm and on Saturday from 7am to 5pm. The market is closed on Sundays and holidays.
What is the closing time of first floor food court in Mercato Centrale ?
Food court of Mercato Centrale in San Lorenzo closes at midnight and opens at 10 AM.
Is there any ATM in San Lorenzo Market ?
Yes at a short distance from Duomo.
Are leathers sold in San Lorenzo Market genuine ?
They are genuine but the quality is not that good.
What do the second level (first floor) food market of Mercato Centrale sells ?
First floor of Mercato Centrale sells Italian specialty such as cheese, Chianti wine, or baked goods and farm fresh meals.
What are the operating days for the outdoor market of San Lorenzo Market ?
The outdoor market of San Lorenzo are open on Tuesday through Saturday.
Is Mercato Centrale closed on Sundays ?
First floor (food court) of Mercato Centrale is open all the 7 days in a week. But the lower market where you get meat, fish, fruit and vegetable, other specialty shops selling local olive oils, meats, cheeses, cow stomach, brains, and tongues is closed on Sundays.