Florence's Central Market reopens its first floor

On April 23, the first floor of Florence's Central Market will reopen to the public. The market's renewed space of 3000 mq now offers 500 seats and hosts 12 workshops, a restaurant, a pizzeria, a brewery, a cafè, the Chianti Classico shop, a bookshop and a cooking school.
Central market first floor
Central market first floor
The Mercato Centrale or Central Market was built in the late-nineteenth century when Florence was the capital of Italy. At the ground floor you can still find a diverse selection of vegetables, meats and shops offering visitors quality food, most of which are managed by the 3rd or 4th generation owners.
Central market first floor
Central market first floor
Among the first floor new workshops you'll find cheese, bread, gelato, chocolate, pasta and cold cuts shops exhibiting the best food products from Italy. Without doubt a mandatory new food stop in Florence!
Making pasta - mercato Centrale First floor
Making pasta - mercato Centrale First floor

Photo credits: Mercato Centrale fan page on Facebook

Mercato Centrale di Firenze Ground floor: from Monday to Saturday, from 7 am to 2 pm First floor: from Monday to Sunday, from 10 am to midnight

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