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No more San Lorenzo market?

Published on January 30, 2014 8:28 PM | Comments

Picked this story up via the Florentine that the city apparently is shutting down the vendors - at least the ones right around the church and piazza of San Lorenzo. Not sure where I come down on that but the attitude of the mayor is crappy:

"We have freed as promised the San Lorenzo area, one of the most beautiful places in the world. We made a promise, and we've kept it."

Freed it from the vendors, but promised to who? A little strange to me - I guess the vendors didn't contribute to Renzi's campaigns.

It sounds like the market will still be around the rest of the Mercato Centrale so I don't think this is an all out terrible decision, but it will be strange not to see this any more:

San Lorenzo Market





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