San Lorenzo market

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by shadow106 on July 17, 2001

What a fun way to spend a few hours! The market is open every day and it is well worth a visit, unless you're the type of shopper who only wants to visit the name-brand stores.

There are literally thousands of leather goods to choose from, pocketbooks, belts, even jackets and briefcases. Yes, you have to be choosy, but the quality of the leather is excellent, and the prices can't be beat. I got 2 pocketbooks, and my husband a beautiful briefcase - really soft leather.

They also sell a lot of handpainted ceramics there too. One thing we noticed was that a lot of the booths there have stores right behind, so if you don't see exactly what you want, they'll just show you into the store. We made one misttake on ceramics. We bought a lovely combination salt/pepper/oil/vinegar set, but when we got home, we saw there were 2 salt shakers and no pepper. Look carefully before they wrap it up.

They have nice quality scarves and ties. Again, be choosy but you can do really well there.

This market was much nicer and much larger than the straw market just a few blocks away, and I recommend it for a fun time.

San Lorenzo Market
Piazza San Lorenzo
Florence, Italy, 50123

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