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Florence fot the the hungry traveller

Florence fot the the hungry traveller | ITALIA PER SEMPRE | Scoop.it

Look beyond the artistic masterpieces and discover the gastronomic delights of Florence, Tuscany’s capital, with this insider’s guide to the best places to eat, drink and shop for Italian delicacies.

 

You can walk everywhere in Florence, as much of the centre is closed to traffic. Taking in all the Renaissance wonders will spark your hunger, and Florence is home to some fantastic eateries. However, you can eat very well and really badly, as in any tourist mecca – avoid spots with a menu turistico or waiter out front. Italians eat Italian food, and their own region’s at that, but that is no bad thing. Tuscan cuisine is rich and flavourful with delicious specialities such as ribollita (bread and vegetable soup) and bistecca Fiorentina, a huge slab of beef on the bone that’s best shared.

 


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A history lesson @ Sostanza [il Troia] | The Curious Eater

A history lesson @ Sostanza [il Troia] | The Curious Eater | ITALIA PER SEMPRE | Scoop.it

A time machine. Florence can feel like that at times. But sometimes, it’s a welcome feeling. A history lesson inside every doorway. Where time stands still and things are the way they were meant to be.

  

Massimiliano, one of the co-owners, welcomes me. A history lesson follows.  Sostanza’s origin goes back to 1869; a starring role for Guido ‘Il Troiaio’ [‘a dirty man’], his unfortunate death in a post WWII bomb attack [while on his bike to get groceries]; a name change from Troia to Sostanza in 1977 [note that today most Florentines still only know Troia].  On the walls, the history is for us to see, from the family to the legendary to the regulars.


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Florence for free

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From Michelangelo to Giotto, the exquisite art in one of the world's most beautiful cities costs nothing – if you know where to look.

 

Late afternoon in Florence and suddenly the sky veers from luminous blue to blushing orange. The light on the Duomo changes in an instant. Brunelleschi's iconic dome burns a deep terracotta. The white, green and pink marble of Giotto's bell tower is incandescent. An Italian sign on the steps of the cathedral says, rather dryly, that "this is a work of art and everyone has the right to admire it". Not to stand and stare would be rude.

 

 


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