Summer is coming, and Florence is brighter than ever. These days, a stroll in the city streets is such an enjoyable experience; one would never want to stop, not even for a lunch break. What better chance, then, to experience the delights of street food? If you ever happen to get hungry in the neighborhood of Sant’Ambrogio, you should definitely stop and have a sandwich at Antico Noè. […]
The name Ditta Artigianale is certainly well known by all coffee lovers in Florence. The coffe bar and coffee roasting plant, that entrepreneur Francesco Sanapo opened in 2014, proved to be a quality brand in a very short time. Those who look at the culture of coffee from a Slow Movement perspective, see now Ditta Artigianale as a point of reference. Last month, Sanapo has expanded its activities, backing up the headquarters in Via dei Neri with a new branch, located in Via dello Sprone, in Oltrarno. The event was the opportunity for a pleasant chat. […]
Ristorante Osteria Pepò is one of the best kept secrets of the San Lorenzo district. Located on Via Rosina 4/6 in Florence, a few steps from Piazza del Mercato Centrale, Ristorante Osteria Pepò has carved out its own unique space, even though tourist restaurants and menus are a frequent view in the area.
What is its secret, then? An offer that goes against the grain, if compared to the trend of […]
Since its opening last June in Via dei Ginori 8 red, in Florence, La Menagère has been able to mix a refined taste for aesthetics and design, with a wide range of catering services. The business run by the Manfredi family, in fact, spreads over a very large area – over 1,500 square meters! – and brings together a bistro, a restaurant, a jazz concert hall, as well as an open space where, in addition to having a drink or a coffee, one can buy flowers and desing household products. […]
Located in the heart of the San Marco district, halfway between Piazza S.Marco and Piazza Indipendenza, Trattoria Tiberio has become over time a favorite destination for our customers: being very close to either Antica Dimora Johlea, Antica Dimora Firenze, and Residenza Johanna, it is a suitable option for dinner, even after a demanding day of tourism in Florence.
Since 1873, the covered markets of Florence have been hosting the agricultural and food trade in the city. Recently we told you about the new Central Food Market, while today we would like to introduce you to the Sant’Ambrogio market, the hub of commercial activities within the neighborhood that bears the same name. Sant’Ambrogio food market is less glamorous than its counterpart, and has always been displaying popular and genuine features. In addition to fruit and vegetable stalls, located outside, the market hosts inside various food shops, including butcher shops, delicatessens, bakeries and a bar, as well as the historical trattoria Da Rocco. […]
The covered markets arose from the urban clearance process that concerned Italian and European city centers during the second half of the XIXth century. Nowadays, they remain one of the most fascinating heritage of cast-iron architecture. In Florence, the Sant’Ambrogio Market and the San Lorenzo Market (also known as Central Market), were designed by the architect Giuseppe Mengoni (who was also responsible for Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan), and respectively opened to the public in 1873 and 1874.
Ask any Florentine who “Il Picchi” (or “i’PPicchi”, as it should be pronounced!) is, and you will certainly be told some interesting story, or some good recipe. In fact Fabio Picchi – a true cooking enthusiast, and a typical florentine histrionic character – is part of this city’s culinary tradition, thanks to his four creations: Cibreo Restaurant, Cibreino Trattoria, Caffè Cibreo and Teatro del Sale.
Schiacciata (white flatbread pizza) certainly plays a leading role within the traditional Tuscan cuisine. For lunch or as a simple snack, alone or stuffed with cold cuts, cheese and vegetables, it represents a street food classic in Florence.
My name is Farina, I come from the noble de’ Cantucci line. Even my aristocratic lineage reveal my infinite passion for food!
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