04 May Il Mercato Centrale of Firenze kingdom of Street Food
The Central Market in Florence was born in 1874, made in iron and glass by the architect Giuseppe Mengoni, who had built also Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan.
The construction was between the ancient Roman and Medieval walls in the so-called area of “Camaldoli in San Lorenzo” old and unhealthy district, some houses were destroyed to obtain the space to realize the “Mercato Centrale di San Lorenzo”.
Inside were moved grocery, fruits, vegetables, meat and fish stores, and all around was born an area plenty of little shops, restaurants and trattorie, which still today are alive.
From 214 until today it has been transformed and at the fisrt floor it has become a big open space, the realm of the street food, Pizza, Mozzarella, Lampredotto’s Panini, pasta, fish, meat, vegetarian/vegan food, beer, wine, etc…where you can taste our florentine food in a young and modern way, meeting people from all over the world.