Staying in an apartment built in the 1400's (thanks airbnb.com) with a wonderful piazza on our front doorstep with markets, cafes and bars to the wonderful city itself with a gorgeous labyrinth on windy streets, fantastic food markets and gelati as far as the eye could see, what's not to love about the capital of Tuscany?
I have to mention (even with out pictures) J's choice which was such a little star of a meal: squash ravioli with duck in an orange sauce. What a sensation!
|Who garnishes with dried herbs anyway???|
|If in Florence, steer clear.|
Firenze Central Markets
And this wonderful antipasto of meats- it went really well with afternoon beers.
There was a wood fired pizza place at the end of the piazza that always had lineups out the door, so we decided we'd try it for ourselves. They looked so good I dug in before I remembered to take a picture.
Simple, amazing pizza.
We certainly weren't expecting the layout in front of us... salad, ham, roast pork, roast potato and lasagne.
What a sensational idea. Were had just been thinking about getting some dinner and we stayed and bought several more drinks because of the great deal. Very clever marketing.
Florence really stole my heart, both the city and the food. If you get to Italy, I can not recommend it enough. Just try to steer clear of the made-for-tourist cafes.