Florence boasts a big covered market called Mercato Centrale, in San Lorenzo neighbourhood, not far from the train station. There you can taste all the Tuscan specialities - from meat to fish, from soupe to desserts - but also pizza, fried vegetables and Asian food, for all tastes. The market’s renewed space of 3000 square meters offers 500 seats and hosts restaurants, cafés, the Chianti Classico shop and even a cooking school.
You can visit another Mercato centrale in Tuscany: in Livorno, at the Vettovaglie Market, you can eat the caciucco. This "Central Market" is a landmark for the city’s food scene. It was built in 1894 with an eclectic style and is one of the largest indoor markets in Europe. The almost 200 shops are arranged in rows and inserted in the different pavilions, where just about everything is sold, from vegetables to dried beans, meat, fish, coffee, bread and eggs of all kinds and for all tastes.