Mercato Centrale & San Lorenzo Market

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About Mercato Centrale & San Lorenzo Market

Mercato Centrale Firenze was the brainchild of Umberto Montano, who with Claudio Cardini launched the project that would give Florence back one of its most important locations: the first floor of the covered market in the San Lorenzo neighbourhood. The project became a reality in spring 2014, marking the 140th anniversary of the iron and glass building erected in 1874 according to a design by architect Giuseppe Mengoni – also responsible for the San Ambrogio market and the more famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan.

What People Are Saying

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"The class was excellent. Very informative. Valentina was very personable, patient, and instructive. I would definitely recommend this tour."
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"Firstly a tour of the central food market & to get ingredients for lunch. Then mini bus to cooking school, first was making tiramisu, separating eggs, combining ingredients. Next up bolognese sauce & fresh pasta, finally tomatoes, onion, basil & olive oil for the bruschetta. Finally we get to to eat with a glass of red. Excellent we thoroughly enjoyed, Thomas our chef was informative, humorous & engaging. Recommend highly."

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