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These Florence shopping tips for Florence Markets, Leather, Crafts and Food (by Jenifer Howard Forneris and Cristina Jacomelli) are a wonderful start to discovering the city of Florence.
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Florence Food Shopping

Name: Pegna

Type: salumeria, drogheria, mesticheria
Address: Via dello Studio, 8; 055-282701/ 2.
Note: this more than one century-old salumeria, drogheria, mesticheria takes us to the past century, and the variety is really appealing and exquisite: thousands of articles, from all types of cheeses, pates and marmalades (rose and cedar, among others) and jams to a good variety of coffees, sweets and chocolates; wines, biscuits, home and personal articles and others can also be found. The perfect place to buy food and other things.

Name: Old England Stores

Type: drugstore of mainly English goods
Address: Via Dei Vecchietti, 28r; 055-211983.
Note: this drugstore was born in the past century to satisfy the needs of English people who lived in Florence. It has exquisite goods and other such articles as Creed perfumes.

Name: Nesi

Type: verduraio (vegetable seller)
Address: Canto dei Nelli, 8r; 055-211308.
Note: many tourists visit it nowadays, but it still maintains its original appearance, which gives you the idea of what and how cleaning, preparing and selling vegetables was in past times.

Name: Frutta e Ortaggi Sandra Francelli

Type: fruits and vegetables
Address: Borgo SS. Apostoli, 41r; 055-283410
Note: and charcuterie, cheeses, wines, olive oils exquisitely presented in different containers types (straw, copper, etc.).

Name: Alessi

Type: enotheque
Address: Via delle Oche, 27 / 29 / 31r; 055-214966.
Note: they have a large variety of prestigious wines and liquors, skillfully presented in an ancient environment.

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