Florence markets

Florence markets

"Florence markets"As Tuscany is one of the main providers of food in Italy, Florence obviously plays a key important role on the Italian cuisine, which by the way, has far more than tomatoes, oregano and cheese. In the most traditional cities in the world, the best places to find fresh and high quality products to make delicious dishes are the markets and Florence has the privilege of having the most colorful ones in Italy.

When talking about Florence, most of the people tend to think about art, culture, architecture and history. The city was home to the best and most recognized Italian artist as Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, that is why Florence is surrounded by nothing but beauty and art. Florence is so beautiful that can even make you hallucinate, while having fast heart beating and dizziness just by having a glance at the city (Stendhal syndrome).

However, Florence has something else apart of art, that can easily make you hallucinate; Food. As Tuscany is one of the main providers of food in Italy, Florence obviously plays a key important role on the Italian cuisine, which by the way, has far more than tomatoes, oregano and cheese. In the most traditional cities in the world, the best places to find fresh and high quality products to make delicious dishes are the markets and Florence has the privilege of having the most colorful ones in Italy.

Located within a stone’s throw of your holiday apartment in Florence, in the famous Piazza di San Lorenzo is the famous San Lorenzo Market. Here you will find really wide range of products including: Meat, vegetables, fruits, cheese, wine, spices and ready to eat preparations, if you like cooking, San Lorenzo market will be paradise for you and since this is a quite tourist place, you won’t have any problems communicating with the vendors in English. Besides food, this market is quite famous for the huge variety of leather products of great quality at affordable prices.

"Florence market"

A little bit smaller but also more relaxed is Sant’Ambrogio Market. This market is the perfect place to buy organic products and seasonal vegetables far from the curious tourist who sometimes don’t let you enjoy a true cultural experience with locals, the many nice smells of fresh food and the relaxed, friendly atmosphere are the best features of this remarkable market.

Cascine Park, apart of being a very nice place for jogging and horse riding, it is also an open-air market, which works on Tuesday mornings and Sundays. Located close to the Arno River, this market gives you the perfect environment to buy fresh fruits and vegetables in a cheerful atmosphere. Here you will also find all the kitchen utensils you need for cooking.

While being surrounded by all these quality products in such charming places, you might feel tempted to join a cooking class in Florence. There are many cooking schools like Good tastes of Tuscany that offer great culinary adventures for you to learn how to cook Italian dishes as a professional chef.

Finally something that you need to remember is that vendors don’t like when people touch their products, so you should just point at what you want and they will give it to you. Also, don’t forget to rent Florence apartments, there you will be able to cook all those wonderful products you bought during the day and enjoy a really great Italian meal with friends and family.

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