San Lorenzo Central Market

Florence Walking Tour through the Old Central Market

One of the stops of our food tour includes the visit of the mercato centrale the indoor food market of Florence.

Here the quality of the food is the best in the downtown because every morning they bring fresh vegetables, fruit, meat and seafood from the countryside and the seaside.For sure inside the market you will also taste traditional Tuscan dishes. One of this shops is owned by 2 brothers, Michele and Marco Marconcini, typical Florentine men, who live in the Florentine countryside and they own a farm witholive trees and vineyards too.

Here we will taste extra virgin olive oil, Parmigiano cheese with balsamic vinegar, the Tuscan ham (salty and so tasteful), Tuscan red wine (that's a must here in Florence) and the Vin Santo with Cantuccini cookies. Vin Santo is a dessert wine, a little bitter, so it could balance the sweetness of the cookies. Now you just have to dip the Cantuccini into the Vinsanto and to stand the "spot test" : if you don't stain your T-shirt..you're a perfect food taster!!

Have you ever thought to taste the Gelato with the balsamic vinegar?? It is so yummy!! If you want you can also buy something to bring home(wine, olive oil..) or they can ship to your home too!