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Florence Central Market (Mercato Centrale)
Florence Central Market (Mercato Centrale)

Florence Central Market (Mercato Centrale) Tours and Activities

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The renovated Central Market (Mercato Centrale) is a trendy gastronomic mecca in the heart of Florence. On the ground floor, you’ll find 19th-century architecture and traditional food stalls; upstairs, there’s an urban food court featuring more than a dozen stands and shops, as well as a cooking school.

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Piazza del Mercato Centrale, Firenze, Italy
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Wanna Be Italiano - The original Cooking Class & Market Tour in Florence

Wanna Be Italiano - The original Cooking Class & Market Tour in Florence

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Try your hand at Florentine cuisine on this cooking class. Journey first to the city’s Central Market alongside expert chefs to select local ingredients for your lunch. Then head to the cooking school to learn how to make Tuscan favorites such as bruschetta, homemade pasta, and dessert. Afterward, sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor, complemented by Chianti wine.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$120.11
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$120.11
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Florence Cooking Course and Local Market Visit

Florence Cooking Course and Local Market Visit

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Try your hand at Italian fare during this cooking course and market tour in Florence. Begin with a walking tour through the San Lorenzo Market, choosing fresh ingredients for your dishes. Then head back to the kitchen and learn how to prepare a 4-course Tuscan meal under the guidance of a chef. Sit to feast on your creations and take recipes home at the end of your class. The lesson is divided into two groups, with a maximum of 15 people per chef for a more personal experience.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.99
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$90.99
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Small-Group Florence Food Walking Tour

Small-Group Florence Food Walking Tour

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Indulge in a true taste of Florence on this food and walking tour. Led by a foodie guide, travel through the streets of the Renaissance city and stop at the top local haunts. Check out the fresh produce at the San Lorenzo Market, try the bold flavors of an Italian coffee, and peruse a Florentine delicatessen. You’ll sample plenty of specialties along the way, including cheeses, breads, olive oils, gelato, and Italian wine. Numbers are limited to 12 people to ensure an intimate experience.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.99
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$90.99
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Private Cooking Class in Florence and Market Tour

Private Cooking Class in Florence and Market Tour

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Learn how to cook like an Italian on this full-day culinary experience from Florence. Led by an expert guide, shop for fresh ingredients at a Florentine market before traveling to the wine region of Chianti. There, begin your cooking class inside the walls of a historic villa under the guidance of a prominent Florentine chef. Prepare a delicious 4-course meal and then sit down to taste the fruits of your labor, complemented by top Chianti wine. Numbers are limited to 12 to ensure an intimate experience.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$188.30
Price varies by group size
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$188.30
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Florence Food Tour: Home-Made Pasta, Truffle, Cantucci, Olive Oil, Gelato

Florence Food Tour: Home-Made Pasta, Truffle, Cantucci, Olive Oil, Gelato

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Explore Florence cuisine with a local foodie on a 2.5-hour culinary tour of the city that includes tastings at markets, shops, and cafés along the way. Sample Florence foods that range from fresh pasta and truffles to gelato and pastries. This 3-hour tour is limited to 15 people for individual service from the guide, and in between treats, you’ll walk by some of the city’s most beloved landmarks and local neighborhoods.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$50.96
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$50.96
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Florence Sightseeing Tour for Kids & Families

Florence Sightseeing Tour for Kids & Families

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Dig into the history of the Tuscan capital in a way the whole family will enjoy with this 2.5-hour walking tour of Florence for families. Join a kid-friendly guide as you explore Santa Croce, the San Lorenzo Market, the Porcellino, Piazza della Signoria, the Duomo, Piazza della Repubblica, Ponte Vecchio, and more. Keep kids engaged with interactive games and activities.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$77.65
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$77.65
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Market & Cooking Experience in Florence

Market & Cooking Experience in Florence

There’s no better way to get acquainted with a country’s culture than through its cuisine. Delve deeper into Florence’s food scene during a market tour and cooking class that lets you overcome the language barrier and sample local dishes that you may otherwise have missed. This tour proves ideal for food lovers and first-time visitors.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.99
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$90.99
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The Best of Tuscany in 4 days for 18 - 39's

The Best of Tuscany in 4 days for 18 - 39's

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Explore the sights, tastes, and history of Tuscany with your fellow travellers aged 18-39 on this four-day, guided tour with three nights’ accommodation included. Begin your journey in romantic Florence and travel through Pisa, Cinque Terre, San Gimignano, and the Chianti region led by a guide. Look out at the scenery between wine tastings and vineyard tours and discover the cities and coastal villages that make this area memorable.
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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$587.20
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$587.20
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San Lorenzo Market Food and Wine Tour in Florence

San Lorenzo Market Food and Wine Tour in Florence

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Dig into the delicious culinary history of the Tuscan capital with this 4-hour food and wine tour of Florence. Join a knowledgeable local guide for visits to 7 places to eat or drink in the historic center – trattorias, restaurants, pastry shops, gelaterias, wineries and more. Check out the food vendors in the bustling San Lorenzo Market. Take this tour on your first day in Florence so you can eat better for the rest of your stay. Come hungry!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$107.98
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$107.98
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Florence Hidden Sights Private Tour from Livorno

Florence Hidden Sights Private Tour from Livorno

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Spend the day exploring Florence—and opt to see sides of the city that many visitors miss—on this full-day, private shore excursion from Livorno. Meet your guide directly at the port, and hop into your air-conditioned minivan. You’ll drive through the scenic Chianti region en route to Florence. Upon arrival, discover the city’s most in-demand landmarks (including the Duomo, Ponte Vecchio, and Piazzale Michelangelo). You can also upgrade to add on an extensive, multi-hour walking tour of the city and its lesser-known attractions.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$928.07
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$928.07
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The Italian Cooking Class

The Italian Cooking Class

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If you want to discover the secrets of Italian cuisine we suggest you to take part in our Cooking Class in Florence. You will be guided by professional chefs and you will live an intimate experience thanks to the very small number of participants. Small-group italian cooking class in Florence. Learn the traditional and modern arts of pasta making. Learn how to prepare a classic Italian meal in a home-like, cooking school kitchen. Enjoy your dishes with complimentary Tuscan wine. Receive a recipe booklet and diploma after your class. Enjoy personalized attention from the chefs in a small-group class limited to 20 people at most.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.93
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$84.93

Florence by night with aperitivo

Florence by night with aperitivo

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See a different side to Florence on an evening tour that provides a great introduction to the Tuscan city for first-time visitors. Perfect for solo travelers and groups looking discover Florence’s nightlife, this tour includes an Italian buffet and drinks at one of the city’s liveliest bars, a place favoured by locals rather than tourists.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$30.33
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$30.33
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Highlights of Florence for Kids & Families

Highlights of Florence for Kids & Families

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See Florence in family-friendly style during this half-day, guided tour that’s designed with kids in mind. Play games, tackle trivia questions and hear stories about the city’s sights. Visit San Lorenzo Market, Piazza della Repubblica, Ponte Vecchi and more and enjoy a little free time to indulge in locally made gelato and other treats.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$241.43
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$241.43
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Private 3-Hour Food Tour of Florence

Private 3-Hour Food Tour of Florence

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Taste your way through Florence's local cuisine during this 3-hour small-group food tour. Follow your culinary expert guide to local food purveyors in the streets and alleys of Florence, listening to stories and interesting facts about the city as you stroll. Start your day with an authentic Italian espresso, then stop Central Market of San Lorenzo to walk among the stalls of fresh produce. Taste some local Chianti, Ribollita (Tuscan soup) and fluffy pastries at a Florentine bakery. Finish your tour with a classic gelato. All tastings are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.99
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$80.99
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Livorno Port Shore Excursion: Florence and Pisa Wine Tasting Included

Livorno Port Shore Excursion: Florence and Pisa Wine Tasting Included

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When your cruise calls at Livorno, set off to explore Florence and Pisa on this private 9-hour shore excursion. With a personal chauffeur, travel to Pisa to admire the Leaning Tower and continue to Florence to see its Renaissance treasures independently. Perhaps choose to visit the Accademia Gallery (own expense) to see Michelangelo’s ‘David,’ and take in the likes of the Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, and more. Upgrade to include a 3-hour guided tour in Florence.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$424.63
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$424.63
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Small-Group Walking Food Tour of Florence Market with Tuscan Tastings

Small-Group Walking Food Tour of Florence Market with Tuscan Tastings

Taste your way through Florence on this mouthwatering food tour showcasing the city's best bites. See where locals shop and sample traditional delicacies at the historic central market. Group size is limited to ten people for a more personalized experience.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.56
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$99.56

Cooking Class in Florence; a market to table tour

Cooking Class in Florence; a market to table tour

After shopping in local market Our chef will show you how to make fresh pasta from the raw ingredients and you will have the chance to knead it yourself! You will also cook the sauce (Tomato, Ragù Bolognese or Pesto), ‘bruschetta’ as a starter, as well as a dessert!
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
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$132.11
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$132.11
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Food Tasting Tour in Florence

Food Tasting Tour in Florence

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Delve into the Florentine culinary culture with this 2-hour food-focused tour. Learn about the history of Italian food and drink through insightful commentary and visits to several landmark bakeries and restaurants, including Florence's oldest bakery and the San Lorenzo Market. All food and drink tastings at five different locations are included.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.00
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$108.00

Private Florence Sunset Walking Tour

Private Florence Sunset Walking Tour

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Soak up the evening light in Florence during a private sunset walking tour with a knowledgeable guide. With its Renaissance treasures and beautiful architecture, Florence is always lovely but takes on an even more romantic glow as the sun goes down and famous attractions like Florence Cathedral, the Baptistery and Ponte Vecchio become illuminated.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$293.02
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$293.02
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Personal Vacation and Travel Photographer Tour in Florence

Personal Vacation and Travel Photographer Tour in Florence

Let’s face it: those selfies and quick snaps from your camera phone don’t always do your travels justice. Invest in the services of professional photographer while you visit Florence and document the trip properly. A local guide designs a customized route through the city based on your unique needs, then a library of professional photos is available for download within five business days of the shoot.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$329.41
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$329.41
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Florence for beginners - best walking tour

Florence for beginners - best walking tour

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Get the perfect introduction to Florence with this small-group walking tour around the historical streets and piazzas. Aimed at Florence beginners (aka first-time visitors) to the city, the tour showcases the must-see sights such as the Ponte Vecchio, Mercato Centrale, Piazza della Repubblica, and more. Enjoy guided commentary about Florence, and make the most of greater interaction with your guide in a small group of just eight people.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$118.90
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$118.90
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Florence Self Guided Audio Tour

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Florence Self Guided Audio Tour

Experience the Renaissance city of Florence with this affordable, self-guided walking tour. Download the tour’s audio files and map to your MP3-enabled device, choose your starting time, and hit the city’s gorgeous cobblestone streets. See landmarks like Michelangelo’s David and the cathedral’s famed terracotta-tiled Duomo, enjoy some delicious gelato and take in the scene at Florence’s main square, Piazza Della Signoria. 
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  • 1 to 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$13.26
$16.58
$3.32 savings
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$16.58
$3.32 savings
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Florence Food Tour

Florence Food Tour

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Enjoy tastings at some of Florence’s most local establishments on this small-group gourmet food tour, led by a professional chef. Throughout the tour, you’ll visit a combination of classic Florentine highlights and lesser-known destinations, San Lorenzo Market, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio. First Stop the San Lorenzo Market, walk through the market and have a taste of the most delicious product from florence and tuscany. Rather than just eating Florentine food, you meet local vendors and taste delicacies like traditional charcuterie, cheese’s parmigiano reggiano and pecorino, balsamic vinegar tasting, Extra virgin olive oil tasting, espresso tasting, wine tasting and gelato.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.98
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$107.98

Taste of Florence Private Food and Wine Tour

Taste of Florence Private Food and Wine Tour

A delicious journey to discover the city’s must-see sights and famous cuisine, our 3-hour food tour will put you inside the heart and stomach of Florence. Join us as we stroll from the Signoria Square to the Central Market, meeting the city’s top producers, and savoring at least 10 Florentine specialties such as cappuccino, Chianti wine, local cheese & cured meats, gelato and more – all included in the price! In the convivial company of your friendly food expert, you’ll be left with an unforgettable experience, a happy stomach and a heightened knowledge of Italian cuisine.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$188.57
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Florence Central Market (Mercato Centrale) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 56 Florence Central Market (Mercato Centrale) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Florence Central Market (Mercato Centrale) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Florence Central Market (Mercato Centrale) costs USD 16.58. Guided Florence Central Market (Mercato Centrale) tours start around USD 16.58 per person. See all 56 Florence Central Market (Mercato Centrale) tickets and tours on Viator.
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