Central Market, Florence
Located in a building in the heart of San Lorenzo, the Mercato Centrale is probably the best grocery market in Florence.
The two-floor building was inaugurated in 1874 on occasion of the International Exhibition of Agriculture. It was created by architect Giuseppe Mengoni, who designed the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milano, inspired by Les Halles in Paris.
On the ground floor are shops selling cheese, meat, traditional Florentine fare and fish, while fruit, vegetables, flowers and ornamental and fruit plants can be found on the upper floor.
There are also various counters that sell freshly made boiled meat, tripe and lampredotto sandwiches on the ground floor.
The Mercato Centrale in Florence is open Monday to Saturday between 7am and 2pm.
Via dell'Ariento, 87/r
Tel: +39 055 214070