Mercato del Porcellino, Florence

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  • August 17, 2017
    Mercato del Porcellino is a mostly street market selling a large variety of cheap quality, but at times rather expensive, goods. Still it's fun to walk through it and just enjoy the experience, partic...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    The market is average with many stalls especially with leather bags and usual gadgets. The wild boar instead is beautiful, you have to put the coin on the tip of your tongue and the water will fall into small manhole cover closed. Very funny
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  • August 15, 2017
    Legend has it that those who visit Florence and want to know if you're going to, or don't come back, will have to visit the boar from there, have a party in the snout while asks the wish and then put a coin in the mouth of the animal. If the currency to enter on the grill sea is low, it means back to Florence. If it falls out and don't go on the grill, shame ... don't come back! And don't think it always well because a lot of people that I saw didn't. I hope to return soon ...
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  • August 20, 2017
    We were on the hunt for gifts/souvenirs, but nothing seemed of that good of quality. It was fine to just walk through but really nothing special here. A lot of the places sell the same exactly thing.
  • July 25, 2017
    Annoying market sales men, non italians and pushy to make a sale. Starting price is way to high and you need to negotiate. If that is your thing you're in the right place. I'm always left with the feeling that I got screwed over. For good leather goods there are more then enough good shops in the neighbourhood.
  • April 4, 2017
    Lot's of small vendors here. This is also where the boar statue is. My wife knew more about that than me but apparently it's good luck to rub it's snout. Anyway the Market. There's a good bit of small vendors and they kind of sell all the same stuff. But none the less there's tons of leather products to go around. Here's the thing there is a lot of leather around and most of it isn't legit. If you want to find a place with better quality leather go to the Mercanto Centrale where the larger leather market is. There are better quality places over there. However still be careful because there are places out there with the same stuff. Just haggle and do your best to get a price that you can live with. Walking about, believe it or not, does work.
  • August 15, 2017
    Not as interesting as the mercato centrale but do visit to stroke and put the penny(cent) the boar's snout, legend has it that if you do that you will come back to visit Florence
  • July 6, 2017
    Great outdoor shopping mall!! Awesome products for ok prices!!

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