San Lorenzo’s first floor of Florence Central Market now open

May
2014
05

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On April 23 was opened the first floor of the Central Market in San Lorenzo, restored after many years of closure. The market is located in the central area of Florence and is located just few steps away from the Medici Chapels.

SOURCE PRESS OFFICE OF THE CITY OF FLORENCE – First floor of the Central Market in San Lorenzo by CGE FOTOGIORNALISMO

Within this impressive space recovered of 3 thousand square meters, you can find many artisans of taste, where the culture of Italian food and the typical Tuscan cuisine is exposed, this multifunctional space hosts several activities. It has been transformed into a real theater of taste based on design and food culture, recovered in a structure that combines modernity and tradition.

This restoration has returned to Florence a new contemporary meeting place where the original structure of the nineteenth-century, made by iron and cast iron, is enhanced by the brightness and lightness of simple and natural materials such as wood, wicker, ropes, terra cotta, ceramic and cement pigment. This environment emphasizes the crafty calling of the shops and the typicalness of the shops in the Florentine territory, arranged as along a street or a square, ensuring full visibility of the working laboratories to visitors, so that they can look around like in a sort of “back-shop” by sight to look around and value the manual skill in food preparation.

Indulge yourself in a delicious typical Florentine lunch… maybe cooked by you!  Choose one of our “cooking course tour” like “Shopping at the Florence Central Market and Cooking Class with Lunch”, on this course you can learn to cook a typical everyday Tuscan meal, starting off by choosing the ingredients in season at the Central Market. With the expert guidance of a multilingual chef, you will visit the historical market where you will select the ingredients that you will later use to prepare a four-course meal. Take the chance to admire with our Guide the Medici Chapels by joining the “Medici Chapels guided visit” visit one of the most famous sculptural cycles by Michelangelo: Il Crepuscolo, L’Aurora, Il Giorno e la Notte (Twilight, Dawn, Day, Night) inside the Sacrestia Nuova (New Sacristy) designed by the great artist.

If you wish for to taste a real authentic Florentine walking experience, choose a guided tour and spend your morning admiring the outstanding Florence Renaissance architecture, join a walking tour with our local Guide like the “Best of Renaissance and Medieval Florence Walking Tour” and end your immersion visiting the Central Market, or take a look to all our walking city tours and choose those that fascinate you most!

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