Mercato del Porcellino
Enjoy a fun shopping day at the Mercato del Porcellino – literally Piglet Market – one of the oldest markets in the world, open daily.
It is known for its Tuscan leather goods and central location, as well as its Italian silks, scarves, embroidered tapestries, and souvenirs. Make sure not to miss the market’s namesake, Il Porcellino, the bronze statue of a wild boar under the medieval arches. Popular tradition has it that touching the Porcellino’s nose brings good luck: the complete procedure to obtain a good omen would consist in putting a coin in the Porcellino’s mouth after having rubbed its nose: if the coin falls past the grate where the water falls, it will bring luck, otherwise, unfortunately, no.