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.
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.
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?