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Mercato Centrale di San Lorenzo

The construction of the building, along with that of Sant'Ambrogio, was decided in the years when Florence became Italy's capital. It was designed by architect Giuseppe Mengoni (the same who designed Milan's Galleria vittorio Emanuele) and was inaugurated in 1874. The Art- Nouveau style structure is made of iron, cast iron and glass. The Central San lorenzo market is still very much frequented by Florentine restaurateurs and people living in the neighbourhood because of its excellent products and fair prices. The two-floor building houses stalls selling a variety of food, from cheese, meat, fish and cold cuts to fruit, vegetables, flowers, spices and dried fruit.

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