Mercato Sant'Ambrogio

NileGuide Expert Says:

"You can buy fruit at a low, low price."

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Piazza Ghiberti
50123 Florence, Italy

NileGuide Expert tip:

"Arrive in the early morning to see the real Italians shopping and chit-chatting with the grocers."


Located in Piazza Ghiberti, Mercato Sant' Ambrogio is a hidden gem of Florence. The mornings bring the fresh fruit and vegetables stands surrounding the market and paired with the scent of fresh flowers that awaken the senses. Mercato Sant' Ambrogio is opened for business from 7am to 2pm every day except Sunday. Walking into the market, which was built in 1860's, you will find market explode with sounds of dishes clattering from one of the many restaurants, the chit chat of Italian banter and of course the smells. Meat, cheese, wine, fresh herbs, you name it you can smell it.  Although Mercato Sant' Ambrogio isn't as big and glorified as the Mercato Centrale, it is all about your preference. Having a small compact market like Mercato Sant' Ambrogio can bring you closer to the Italian lifestyle.


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