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Address: Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti | S. Ambrogio, 50122, Florence, Italy
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Historical center of Florence features Sant'Ambrogio, one of the first...

Historical center of Florence features Sant'Ambrogio, one of the first religious buildings to be built in Florence.

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This area is a little removed from the main attractions. We came here from Piazzale Michelangelo by bus. The bus took forever to come. But even with the longer travel times, it... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This area is a little removed from the main attractions. We came here from Piazzale Michelangelo by bus. The bus took forever to come. But even with the longer travel times, it was a wonderful visit for us. We got a glimpse of the local market (Mercato Centrale is way too touristy) and had one of our best meals of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Great selection of everything, very fresh, super cheap and awesome customer service. I don't speak much Italian but the sellers are still very nice and friendly to help. So many choices of fresh cut meats, cheeses, salami and veggies. Definitely a great way to save money from dining out and learn to cook some basic Italian dishes.

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Florence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Mercato Centrale has its draw and I gave it 5/5 in my other review. But if you're looking to get away from the crowd, where locals do their shopping, Sant'Ambrogio is your spot. It's east of most of the hustle and bustle, not far from Santa Croce. The workers speak less English here, the prices are a little better, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

The Central Market is glitzy and glamorous. But, if you are shopping for food to prepare yourself and you want to shop where the locals shop you have got to check out the Sant' Ambrogio Mercato. Open from 7 am to 3 pm, it is the grittier, and more affordable alternative to the Mercato Centrale. A couple of blocks from... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

It really is worth visiting this market and if you are in self catering accommodation then this is the place to purchase groceries. Every thing you could want is available and all so fresh: fish, meats, pasta ,biscotti, vegetables and fruit. The market was full of local people rather than tourists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

You do need to visit this market, its where all the locals go and has everything you want if you are self catering while in Florence you must go, it has Meats, cheese, fish fresh bread etc etc. You also have the outside for fruit and veg along with clothes.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

We chose to come to this food market while in Florence because it was near a Tripe sandwich truck that my husband wanted to try out. I guess we made the right choice over the other larger market, because when we arrived Giada De Laurentiis of the Food Network was filming inside. Impeccably clean with a wide range of stores... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

The Sant'Ambrogio traditional market is located at Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti in Sant Ambrogio. It offers foodstuff, clothes, fruits & veg and all sorts of farm produce. Here you see the locals buying their requirements. Nice

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

This place is worth a visit if you want to feel more like the locals, they are all out buying their food and some second hand clothes. There is both an indoor market and outdoor market stalls. This reminded me a little of the old Andale Centre indoor market. There are plenty of food stalls including butchers, fish mongers, bakers... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

There are (at least) two major traditional markets in Florence: the Mercato Centrale near San Lorenzo and the Sant'Ambrogio Market, about a ten minute walk from Santa Croce. The latter is filled almost entirely by locals doing their regular shopping, especially on Saturday. So it's a little less touristy than San Lorenzo, as well as being quite a bit smaller.... More 

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