Mercato NuovoCurrently Open [Closes at 06:30 pm]
- Address: Piazza del Mercato Nuovo, 50123 Florence, Italy, 50122
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:30 pm Details
- Phone: 39-055290832
- Ticket Price: 10 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture , Heritage Building, Landmarks, Historic And Protected Sites
The Mercato Nuovo is universally reputed to be the Loggia del Porcellino, which is a historical architecture in Florence, Italy. It is supposed to be recognized from the Mercato Vecchio through its location in the territory of the modern Piazza della Repubblica. The loggia was structured around the mid sixteenth century in the central province of the city, only a couple of steps away from the Ponte Vecchio. At first, it was proposed for the trading of silk and sumptuousness products and was later intended for the much internationally celebrated straw hats. However, especially calfskin merchandise and luxury gifts are featured presently. Along the bordering corners special statues of worldwide renowned Florentines were proposed to be set, however just three were built and placed throughout the eighteenth century. The statues were those of Michele di Lando, Giovanni Villani, and Bernardo Cennini. The point of convergence of the loggia is the Fontana del Porcellino, which is actually a duplicate of a bronze wild hog by Pietro Tacca dating back to the sixteenth century.
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- Popular custom illustrates that rubbing the nose carries fortune, thereby with time, the statue has obtained a certain gleam. Guests are urged to place a coin in the mouth of the pig, and superstition illustrates that the wish gets fulfilled if the offered coin tumbles through the mesh when the water streams in.
- Market opens at 08.00 am to 07.00 pm from Tuesday to Saturday.
- On Monday opens at 01:00 pm to 07:00 pm.
- Piazza del Mercato Nuovo
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- Ponte Vecchio
- Trattoria Gabriello
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59.02% of people who visit Florence include Mercato Nuovo in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
33.94% of people start their Mercato Nuovo visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Mercato Nuovo
90.84% of people prefer walking in order to reach Mercato Nuovo
It’s fun to watch people rub the snout of the boar sitting imperiously at the front of the Mercato del Porcellino (well, it even has a market named after it!), then put a coin in its mouth and watch it slide down into the trough below. But as far as the market is concerned, don’t bother getting anything from here. Leather goods are mass-produced and most likely either faux leather or the cheapest grade of leather while the souvenirs were more expensive here as well.
Very good leather stuff. Good place to buy souvenir. But I felt it a little pricey. And finally got a good deal after bargaining. So don't hesitate to bargain.
cool leather market! lots and lots of leather goods! you need to be experienced though to get the best product for your money!
Great experience, we ate at the steakhouse and it was well beyond our expectations. Our recommendation is to get the T bone Steak and don’t hesitate to ask for a large portion of it. We took 1.7 KG and left our plates with no trace 🙂
You have to look around, but if you're experienced you can find some really nice leather goods here. Make sure and talk merchant's down a little. At least 25% less than their first offer otherwise you're probably getting ripped off. Also, pick up some Italian silk ties if you're already buying something from a merchant. They make nice gifts.