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Mercato di Sant'Ambrogio

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Santa Croce
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Address: Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti, 50122, Florence, Italy
07:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Sat 07:00 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Historical center of Florence features Sant'Ambrogio, one of the first...

Historical center of Florence features Sant'Ambrogio, one of the first religious buildings to be built in Florence.

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Great food shopping inside and out

Less well known than the Mercato San Lorenzo, this institution has both inside and outside stalls. Inside you can find meats, cheeses, fish, salumi, bread and some stalls where... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Less well known than the Mercato San Lorenzo, this institution has both inside and outside stalls. Inside you can find meats, cheeses, fish, salumi, bread and some stalls where you can enjoy a hearty meal (Da Rocco will provide an excellent experience). Outside are fruit and vegetable vendors, as well as some specialty cheese, nuts, etc and the ubiquitous vendors... More 

Thank antiques223
Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Local market featuring fresh meats, vegetables and some clothing. It’s orientated to service the local demand, and not really the foodie inclined tourist. Note however, you can buy some really good cheeses, olives, meats, etc – but it’s more of a “stop-and-shop” rather than an experience. The vendors were really friendly and helpful, but their English was limited. PS: You... More 

Thank two_wily_wanderers
Long island, New York
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

Without being overly critical, there is an ongoing market and as flea markets go, one can get decent buys there. Not really a touristy place, but good for finding things you may reuquire or may have forgotten to purchase. Better "flea" market items at the central market near the train station. Prices here are quite decent. Souvenir items, not as... More 

Thank calvero
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

It is supposed to be a market that you can find good bargains –food, clothing! At the indoor section you can buy fish, meat or cheese while outside there is everything from bags of beads to string at very low price, but also second-hand clothes with a few euro. We did not buy anything as I usually avoid buying things... More 

Thank greekcypriot2009
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

This area is a little removed from the main attractions. We came here from Piazzale Michelangelo by bus. The bus took forever to come. But even with the longer travel times, it was a wonderful visit for us. We got a glimpse of the local market (Mercato Centrale is way too touristy) and had one of our best meals of... More 

3 Thank tinasuk
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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Great selection of everything, very fresh, super cheap and awesome customer service. I don't speak much Italian but the sellers are still very nice and friendly to help. So many choices of fresh cut meats, cheeses, salami and veggies. Definitely a great way to save money from dining out and learn to cook some basic Italian dishes.

2 Thank Julie V
Florence, Kentucky
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

Mercato Centrale has its draw and I gave it 5/5 in my other review. But if you're looking to get away from the crowd, where locals do their shopping, Sant'Ambrogio is your spot. It's east of most of the hustle and bustle, not far from Santa Croce. The workers speak less English here, the prices are a little better, and... More 

1 Thank Rob B
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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The Central Market is glitzy and glamorous. But, if you are shopping for food to prepare yourself and you want to shop where the locals shop you have got to check out the Sant' Ambrogio Mercato. Open from 7 am to 3 pm, it is the grittier, and more affordable alternative to the Mercato Centrale. A couple of blocks from... More 

1 Thank John H
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

It really is worth visiting this market and if you are in self catering accommodation then this is the place to purchase groceries. Every thing you could want is available and all so fresh: fish, meats, pasta ,biscotti, vegetables and fruit. The market was full of local people rather than tourists.

Thank KateMcKay
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

You do need to visit this market, its where all the locals go and has everything you want if you are self catering while in Florence you must go, it has Meats, cheese, fish fresh bread etc etc. You also have the outside for fruit and veg along with clothes.

Thank David B

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