The Best Local Shopping Spots in Florence

The month’s salary burning in your pockets? Itching to get gifts for friends and family? Curious to find the very best stores, bookshops and markets in Florence? Is browsing your number one hobby? We understand, and so do our locals, who have their own favorite hidden gems, top picks for when nothing but a bit of window (or actual) shopping will do the trick. Check out their recommended local shops and never fall in a tourist trap again.

Lo Sforno – Not only a bakery

Lo Sforno – Not only a bakery

Image by Laura Scala

“Lo Sforno” in Florence is a bakery, a bar and a gift shop, too. The things they make here are so delicious, it’s impossible to resist eating your gifts!

Full Article by Laura Scala

Maniboo – Need a manicure?

Maniboo – Need a manicure?

Image by Kristina Grancaric

“Maniboo” is the place to go if you notice that your nails aren’t in the best shape! I live watching Sex and the City while I’m getting a pedi here…

Full Article by Kristina Grancaric

Market in Piazza Santo Spirito – Clothes and more!

Market in Piazza Santo Spirito – Clothes and more!

Image by Lisa Hammarlund

The “Market in Piazza Santo Spirito”, open every second Sunday of every month, is where I go to find vintage clothing and accessories…

Full Article by Lisa Hammarlund

Market on Piazza dei Ciompi – Antiques and more

Market on Piazza dei Ciompi – Antiques and more

Image by Lisa Hammarlund

Every last Sunday of the month there’s the Piazza dei Ciompi collector’s antique market. I always find an excuse to not leave empty-handed…

Full Article by Lisa Hammarlund

Mercato Centrale – Food heaven

Mercato Centrale – Food heaven

Image by Lisa Hammarlund

“Mercato Centrale”, in the middle of Florence’s San Lorenzo is where locals and I go to buy fresh food, incl. my favorite ‘chianina’ hamburger!

Full Article by Lisa Hammarlund

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