Mercato Nuovo (The Straw Market)
also know as the Porcellino in Florence, Italy is located in the center of the pedestrian area between the Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio.
|At the end of a long day all the products are put into the|
drawers under the carts
The carts are linked together and pulled off the main street with a motorized trolley. Still it was done with effort since there were 3 or more carts in each line. A sharp turn down a small alley took the carts to stone 'garages' or the ground floor...
Tomorrow the carts would return to the market and a new day would begin.