Florence’s ‘Black Friday’ Discounts & Bus Strike

Black Friday–featuring discount shopping on the day after Thanksgiving–is the newest trend in Florence.  Although some shops mistakenly call it “Dark Friday” (see photo), the concept is the same:  price reductions from 10% to 50%.  The ground floor of Mercato Centrale in San Lorenzo will offer a 10% discount on vegetables and fruit, meat, fish, pasta, cheese, olive oil, wine and more.  The Rinascente department store will remain open until midnight on November 29 while offering good deals on the merchandise.  The Antica Erboristeria San Simone (via Ghibellina 190) is granting a 30% discount on custom-made, personalized perfumes all day.

Watch out for Florence Black Friday discounts all over the city that will be advertised in shop windows.

An ATAF bus strike is also planned for November 29; city buses will only run from 6 to 9 am and from 12 noon to 3 pm.  (rosanna cirigliano)