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Eat and Drink
Trattoria Cibreo- via Andrea del Verrocchio 5r, 055-234-5853.
Possibly the best food deal in all of Florence. The food is from the
same kitchen as the Michelin-starred Ristorante around the corner, but the
prices are not. Cash only, no reservations accepted.
I Fratellini- via dei Cimatori
38r, 055-239-6096. A terrific place for lunch or a snack near OrsanMichele,
Fratellini serves up tasty little sandwiches for a couple of euros, an
ombra for another two euros and you've got a recipe for happy.
Volpi e L'Uva- Piazza de Rossi 1r, 055 239-8132. The
perfect little place to rest your feet, just on the Oltrarno side of the
La Maremma- Via
Giuseppe Verdi 16r, 055 240-972. A wonderful, warm place with
clean, modern takes on the traditional Tuscan fare. Reserve ahead.
Trattoria Anita - via del
Parlascio. On the budget lists in many guidebooks, Anita is a
relaxed, inexpensive and informal place with solid fare and large
Trattoria Za-Za- Piazza
Mercato Centrale 26r. It looks touristy, but the food at this place,
right next to the Mercato Centrale, is undeniably good. Reserve
ahead if you want to sit inside.
Cafe Rivoire- via Vaccherecchia
4r, Piazza della Signoria. Pricey, but an undoubtedly
picturesque place to take your hot chocolate.
Da Sergio (Trattoria Toscana
Gozzi Sergio)- Piazza San Lorenco 8r, 055 281-941.
Le Mossacce- via Proconsolo 55r,
055 294-361. Reserve ahead.
Gelato & Foodstuffs
Duomo & Baptistery
Brancacci Chapel, Church of the Carmine
San Lorenzo, the New Sacristy and
Santa Maria Novella
San Miniato al Monte
Monastery of San Marco
- Pitti Palace
- Medici Palace
Mercato Nuovo- Find
incredible deals on leather handbags as well as a wide range of scarves
and knick-knacks in this open air market in the arcade behind OrsanMichele.
Fiorentino- via L. Bartolini 4, 055 21 38 61. Buy
fabrics made on 16th century looms. The Setificio draws on a history
of techniques and patterns handed down from the family libraries of the
great Florentine families. Well worth a visit.
Tuscany's Wine Road