Florence

The Renaissance craddle

Quick Info

Country:
Italy
Region:
Tuscany
Spoken language:
Italian
Currency:
Euro
Documents:

Schengen Area: ID card or passport

Extra U.E.:short stays (3 months) passport valid at least three months after the departing date and if need be visa

Power and Sockets:
230 V / 50 Hz - F Type Plug (Schuko) and L Type Plug

SAN LORENZO’S MARKET
Mercato di San Lorenzo
Tuesday-Saturday. Piazza San Lorenzo
San Lorenzo’s market is one of the most important markets in Florence. Here you can find stalls of clothes, belts, wallets and many other leather products, as well as souvenirs and gadgets.

Fountain of Porcellino

MAIN MARKET
Mercato Centrale
Monday-Friday from 7.00am to 2.00pm; Saturday from 7.00am to 5.00pm. Via dell’ Ariento.
Set inside an iron building with large stained-glass windows, Mercato Centrale could be considered the busiest and most crowded market in the historic center of Florence. It develops on two levels: in the lower one you can find sellers of cheese, meat, fish and typical local products; while in the upper one you can find a wide choice of fruits, vegetables, plants and flowers.

CASCINE MARKET
Mercato delle Cascine
On Tuesday from 7.00am to 2.00pm. Parco delle Cascine
Considered the largest and cheapest market in Florence, it is the ideal place for who wants to buy fruit, vegetables, clothes, shoes, electrical appliances and antique trade’s objects. It is suggested to go quite early in the morning: first because you will need at least a couple of hours to visit it completely, second because around mid-morning it becomes very crowded.

FLEA MARKET
Mercato delle Pulci
Everyday from 9.00am to 7.30pm. Piazza dei Ciompi
Here you can find furniture and antique objects, paintings, coins, jewels and dusty books. It is really worthy to take a look around, even just to relieve a bit of our past through old exposed objects. The best day to visit it the last Sunday of every month, when the stalls arrive till the surrounding streets.

MERCATO DEL PORCELLINO
Monday-Saturday from 8.00am to 7.00pm. Piazza del Mercato Nuovo
Set under the loggia, this famous market, which takes its name from the statue representing a boar, hosts stalls specialized in products made up of Florentine straw, in embroidered articles, in leather and wooden objects and in flowers.

LA FIERUCOLA
Every third Sunday of the month. Piazza Santo Spirito.
La Fierucola is a market completely dedicated to organic products. Here the organic and biodynamic agriculture is promoted by selling products from the country cuisine. It also promotes completely handmade handicraft work in organic, free from harsh chemical substances materials.

SHOPPING
For all the shopping lovers, Florence is the perfect destination. The city is rich of ateliers, department stores, outlets and markets and it will satisfy everyone’s needs and tastes. From the artisan shops to the best boutiques of high fashion and jewels, you will be spoiled for choice. For whoever wants to buy clothes of the greatest Italian and foreign brands, we suggest the luxurious street Via Tornabuoni, where you can find plenty of clothes shops; but also Piazza Repubblica, where many famous brands and high fashion boutiques overlook. You shouldn’t miss Via Roma and Via Calzaioli too, as well as Via De’ Carretani. The area of Palazzo Pitti and Santo Spirito ( Via Maggio in particular) is full of local artisan and antique trade shops on the other hand. Another “must” is the famous Ponte Vecchio, known all over the world for hosting many jewelries. Whether you are an artisan and jewels enthusiast, or you love the historic architecture, this place is unique.

PITTI IMMAGINE
Born with the goal of promoting the fashion industry and design, Pitti Immagine is a unique event in Italy. Its origin dates back to the beginnings of the 50s with the first fashion shows organized in Florence in the room Sala Bianca of Palazzo Pitti, and lately with the foundation of the Florence Center for Italian Fashion. This foundation is a huge machine that every year organizes exhibitions dedicated to the clothing and to the textile sector, events focused on communication and projects exploring the fashion system and its culture. Examples of these projects are Pitti W_women precollection, Pitti Bimbo, Pitti Filati, Fragranze and Taste. The most eagerly awaited manifestation every year is surely Pitti Uomo. During this event, the most established stylists and the most prestigious brands present their new men fashion collections, launching the newest trends on the international market of a sector constantly in evolution and always looking for cues and new ideas. Together with the exhibitors from all over the world, selected buyers from U.S.A, Russia, China and Hong Kong, Corea and Europe make Pitti Uomo a reference for the whole panorama of men’s fashion. It would be depreciative to define Pitti Immagine only fashion shows and clothes, because the event, which hosts also vernissages, galas, exclusive presentations and parties, actually allows you to have a look on the situation of Italian and foreign fashion and craftsmanship and on a global evolution of the tastes.

 

 

Social eating - Food
Don’t go to a restaurant this evening
Gnammo’s Special Dinners are a new way to discover the city through food

When you visit a new city you want to discover new things, live different experiences. Cuisine enthusiasts, professional cooks make a menu and unique location available where you can meet new people and get to know the city from who experiences it daily.

from 25,00 €
The best experiences in Florence
Do something different while you have fun
Live the city like never before, experiences, tickets, museums, tours and guided tours

Musement helps travelers make the most out of their destinations offering a vast choice of tours and local attractions that can be booked. More than just “things to do”, the range of offers includes temporary activities, exclusive, hidden jewels and even free activities

from 10,00 €
Sport equipment rental
Have fun and stay in shape
Search, compare and rent online bikes, ski, surf, kitesurf, tandem, skates, snow rackets etc.

Discover the city by bike or perform your favourite sport renting equipment for the best price possible. Travel light, don’t bring your gear from home, not only will you find it with us but you will also find passionate people like you who will advise you on where to go

from 1,00 € an hour
Are you staying in this city?
We will help you make the right choice!
With over 130.230.000 verified reviews, you will surely find the perfect place!

The #1 site in the world for researching a hotel or B&B for the best price possible. If your travelling for pleasure or work, users can book their accommodation instantly quickly and easily, without booking fees and often with free cancellation

from 34,00 €
Apartment and villa rentals
Apartment and villa rentals
Search on AirBnB, Wimdu, HomeAway, Only-apartments, TravelSki, BungalowNet...

Why waste time searching for the best apartment, the nicest villa or a lodge on many different sites, or why miss out on the best offers? Just click here...a buyer will search for you on the best rental sites

from 35,00€
Tours and activities
Don’t go around in circles, trust us!
Florence always has so many things to do, don’t miss out on any of them

The best tours of Florence, tickets for "Uffizi Gallery", an on foot tour of the old city with a local guide and many other activities. Why get in line to see a museum when you can buy your ticket now and skip it?

from 20,00 €
Show Buttons
Hide Buttons