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  • Address: Piazza Ghiberti, Florence, Tuscany, Italy
  • Hours: Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m.

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Sant'Ambrogio Market (Mercato di Sant'Ambrogio) Tours

Italy is known for its vibrant outdoor markets, and one of Florence’s liveliest is the Sant’Ambrogio Market (Mercato di Sant’Ambrogio). Here you can enjoy the authentic atmosphere of a traditional Italian food market and make some purchases from the stalls piled high with fresh produce and local specialties.

The Basics
This bustling market is packed with stalls that sell many of the same sorts of items seen at the Florence’s larger and more famous Central Market (Mercato Centrale)—fresh fruits and vegetables, bread, cheese, fish, cured and fresh meats, spices, and household items—but with fewer tourists. It’s a charming spot to stroll through, especially as part of a Florence street food walking tour.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • A tour of the Sant’Ambrogio Market can be fun for kids who may need a break from the more sedated cultural treasures of Florence.
  • If you are visiting as part of a walking tour, be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
  • The market is in a level square, so it’s easy to navigate with a wheelchair or stroller.
  • As in all crowded markets, it’s a good idea to be aware of pickpockets.

How to Get There
The Sant’Ambrogio Market is located on the corner of Piazza Ghiberti, just opposite the Trattoria da Rocco in the Santa Croce neighborhood, about a 10-minute walk from the train station. Florence is a rail hub in central Italy, with high-speed routes connecting from Rome, Venice, and Milan.

When to Get There
The Sant’Ambrogio Market is open Monday through Saturday from 7am until 2pm, and the earlier you visit, the better. Like all Italian markets, Sant’Ambrogio specializes in seasonal produce and the offerings change from week to week.

Visiting the Nearby San Lorenzo Market
Another well-known Florentine shopping venue is the San Lorenzo Market, where travelers come to purchase Tuscany’s famous leather.

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