After breakfast one morning we went over to Mercato Centrale, which is the indoor part of the San Lorenzo Market. Located just a short distance north of Basilica di San Lorenzo, Mercato Centrale is a two-story building full of fresh food and dining options. My parents and I started out on the ground level, which has quite a variety of foodstuffs to choose from. If you like meat, cheese, produce, or seafood then you’ll find a lot of good stuff in Mercato Centrale. I purchased some dried fruit while my parents bought a few other things from the various vendors. Then we ascended the stairs to check out the food court on the upper level. We weren’t planning on eating at Mercato Centrale until that night but we took a few minutes to walk around the floor and see all the restaurants. There were a few dozen people eating in the food court that morning but otherwise it wasn’t overly busy (Mercato Centrale’s busiest hours are in the evening/night). We also noticed while we were up there that a cooking class was being held in a large showroom. I’m not much of a cook but getting some lessons from a master Florentine chef would have been cool thing to do if we had time.
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