I don’t know how long the amazing eating area above the Mercato Centrale in Florence has been open, but the last time I went upstairs there the space was used for a rather ordinary furniture market. Some very clever people have turned it into a whole floor of great places to eat.
I went there yesterday and found it full of people enjoying lunch in the various sections…fresh pasta, wood fired pizzas, a beer bar, gelato…take a look.
There is a cooking school waiting for business. I’m sure it would be a fun experience.
There is a tripe stand for the Florentines and other brave souls.
I think it is a great addition to the markets. When you have wandered through the wonderful food stands downstairs go upstairs for lunch for a new take on delicious Italian food.
Go in the front door behind the leather markets in Via dell’Ariento, turn left and take the escalator to the first floor. There is an internal staircase as well.
The post I wrote on the food markets 2 years ago has become my most popular post ever. Click here for the lovely markets.