Delicately marinated artichoke hearts. Hand-bottled wine jewel-colored in the sun. And produce in bright shades of green and red, purple and white.
If you are looking for a sprawling farmers market in the heart of Florence, you’ve officially found it: Sant’Ambrogio Market.
If you’re a market aficionado (as I am), expect to wile away a couple hours here with the golden honeys and the scent of fresh bread and a the lines of locals making it near impossible to see what’s at the butcher counters. And then head home with a bag full of goodies and prepare for an exceptional meal with exceptional ingredients.
If you’re wondering how to get there, what you’ll find, and all that jazz…read on.
How to get there
The market is in Florence, north of the river and east of the center. You’ll find more info on their website.
When to go
The market is open Monday through Saturday from 7:00 to 14:00.
What to expect
Fresh produce, meats, cheeses, honey, nuts, breads, wine, oils, jams, etc. The market stretches to fill an indoor space and sprawl around the building outside.
Italian! You will find some English-speakers here, but (obviously) the local language is Italian.