2.4 miles, 1-3 hours
Florence has a variety of markets for buying food, clothes, leather goods, handmade goods, antiques and more. But you need to know which one to go to for which items. Some markets are open daily, but there are other wonderful markets that only happen once a month that should not be missed.
This guide is designed to show shopping lovers the best markets for the items they're looking for as well as places nearby to stop for a break.
This itinerary is best done from Monday to Saturday (before 2pm for the Central Market).
On certain Sundays of the month the special monthly markets indicated in the guide (Piazza Ciompi flea market and Piazza Santo Spirito antique market) are absolutely worth visiting but be aware that the food markets will be closed on Sundays.