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San Lorenzo market

San Lorenzo market is the largest street market in Florence, with hundreds of stalls selling clothes, souvenirs and leather goods. Located just around the corner from the central square Piazza della Signoria, here you will find whatever you are looking for. The market is divided in two parts. The first, indoor, is mainly dedicated to food (Mercato Centrale). Whereas the second part, outdoor, develops among the ancient streets of the city centre around the central market building.
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Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella

Is the cologne a French invention? No, it is Italian. More precisely, it was invented in Tuscany and only later Caterina de Medici exported it in France. Hence, you cannot miss a visit to one of the age-old perfumeries of Florence. Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella is the most ancient perfumery/pharmacy shop of Italy. Most of the products are made after ancient receipts inherited by the monastic tradition. Here, you will find perfumes, cosmetic, candles and liqueurs.
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