restaurants in florence - shopping in florence

SHOPPING & FOOD

The streets of Florence are lively at any time of day or night. The city center offers a wide range of restaurants, from traditional Tuscan ‘Osterie’ to trendy lounges. If you would prefer a late night out, you can choose from a rich selection of buzzing clubs and pubs, or romantic wine bars.

Via Tornabuoni, Via de’ Cerretani, and Via Roma. All within a 5-minute walk from Hotel Orto de’ Medici, these streets house the most glamorous boutiques of Italian and International fashion brands. Only a few steps from us, the market of San Lorenzo offers Florence’s best leather items.

OUTLETS AND MARKETS

The most beautiful Italian fashion brands have boutiques in the city center where you can also find some lovely, traditional markets which are ideal for buying giftslike leather bags, antiques, or apparel at competitive prices. If you are more interested in luxury items at discounted prices, we recommend a visit to the big fashion outlets, located just a short drive from Florence.

This is a list of the best shopping centers in Florence and surroundings:

THE MALL

Gucci, Valentino, Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Tod's, Sergio Rossi, Salvatore Ferragamo, Ermenegildo Zegna, Loro Piana, Bottega Veneta, Emanuel Ungaro – in Leccio Reggello, easilyreached by car or coach.

FORTEZZA ANTIQUARIA

ANTIQUE MARKET

Garden Fortezza da Basso – 3rd Saturday and Sunday of the month.

SAN LORENZO

AND CENTRAL MARKET

Clothing, leather articles, souvenirs. Closed on Sundays and Mondays. The indoor part of the Central Market is the best place for food.

MERCATO DELLE PULCI

FLEA MARKET

Currently hosted beside the Sant’Ambrogio morning market – Open every day from 9 am to 7.30 pm.

CASCINE MARKET

In the beautiful Cascine Park – market open on Tuesdays from 7 am to 2 pm, offering fruits, vegetables, household appliances, clothes, shoes, phone cards, and many other items.

PRADA SPACE

Outlet for Prada, Miu Miu, Helmut Lang – in Montevarchi, easily reached by car or train.

MERCATO DEL PORCELLINO

Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, open every day except Sundays and Monday mornings, the market offers Florentine straw, hand-made embroidery, flowers, gift, and fancy goods.

RESTAURANTS

Restaurants, ‘Osterie’, and ‘Pizzerie’ can be found throughout the center of Florence and your only difficulty will be how to choosefrom such a great selection! To help you discover genuine Tuscan flavors, we are happy to recommend some restaurants from our personal selection:

ACCADEMIA

Delicious food in a friendly environment,
Piazza San Marco, 7 (€35)

LA GIOSTRA

Excellent cuisine and an intimate atmosphere,
Borgo Pinti, 12 r (€55)

OSTERIA PEPÒ

Small Osteria with excellent food choice,
Via Rosina 4/6 r (€40)

FUOR D'ACQUA

The best fish restaurant in Florence and a luxurious, intimate atmosphere,
Via Pisana, 37 r (€70)

LA CUCINA DEL GARGA

Welcoming restaurant, very good food,
Via San Zanobi, 33 (€40)

IL LATINI

The best Florentinesteak in town,
Via dei Palchetti, 6 r (€40)

COUQUINARIUS

Very good dinner, extremely well-maintained,
Via delle Oche, 15 r (€20)

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