Via Belle Donne #16,
The trattoria for Florentines at lunch – Mario is the owner.
67 A Via Ghibellina,
2341171 da Noi
Always in fashion and great.
Via dei Cerchi 34r
The best pizza to go in Florence.
Via Porcellana 25
On every trip, we visit here at least twice. For so many years they’ve
been perfecting Beefsteak Florentine, beans, and irresistible desserts.
There are no reservations, so arrive early and be prepared to share
tables. You’ll meet some interesting people.
Via de Macci 1181r
Don’t ask to see the menu, but let them select for you. You’ll not be
Piazza de Cimatori 4
The most wonderful crostini in Tuscany is made by the
Piazza Antinori 3r
The 15th-century Palazzo is a magnificent setting for tasting
Via del Parioncino 26r
Viale L. Ariosto 32r-34r;
and Carla Stagi
The menu has the best of what Tuscan food can offer in game: wild boar,
The 3 star Michelen in City Center – spectacular wine list
Porta (outside the gate)
Is a hole in the wall crostini bar.
It’s worth an adventure just beyond the city walls to the
San Niccolo Quarter – especially at lunch time. The adjacent wine
shop is the secret to it’s great wine list!
Academia del Diletto In the Garden of
58 Via il Prato, 282831
68 Borgo San Frediano, 285102
Lorenzo do Medici Art Institute
43 Via Faevze 287360
Vino & Olio
Via de Serragli 29r
For olive oil and great, well-priced Tuscan wines.
The only jeweler we trust on the Ponte Vecchio, 44-46
17 Via dei Bardi, 2342862
The dean of Florentine antiques
Bruno and Giovanni Turchi
14 Rosso Via Maggio
Great Streets to
Via della Vigna Nuova
Via del Moro
Via Borgo Gnissanti
The Village of Imprunata
This is where the best terracotta is made. It is located one and
one-half hours from Florence.
Wander the Tuscan
One of the best kept secrets in Tuscany, it’s five miles from Lucca on
Pierre Santo Stefano. Located in an 18th century farmhouse,
it has magnificent views, but best of all is chef Cesare Casella’s
If you covet terracotta – take a side trip here – to the “Terracotta
Garden Pot” capital of the world. Every size and shape, you can
imagine, can be inspected and lists of US distributors are yours for the