Discover Florence

what can we do in Florence?

Everyone who comes to Florence already has its own plans in mind, so we will limit ourselves to small tips, some hints and some suggestions.

Among the most important things (absolute must do) are the Museums, many and very rich: also very famous, so the first suggestion is to make careful plans for the visit!

Do you want to visit the Uffizi?

buy your ticket online well in advance (better on the official website www.uffizi.it so as not to pay the agency fees), so you will avoid wasting time in the queue;

Do you want to visit them with a Guide?

We can suggest some contacts, available for Uffizi and Accademia: the visit lasts about 1 hour and a half and you will be sure to have seen the most important things;

there are tickets that include different sites, from museums to gardens, lasting 3 days, but before buying one, read up well: they are not always worth the cost (quite high, 85 Euro per person), and often it is not possible to visit all the sites included (lack of time).

An electric cart ride?

Or one on the double-decker Red Buses? (City see sighting)

or both ? the Carts also enter the Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL) and will show you the historic center, and the Buses, making a wider tour, give you the opportunity to get off, and hop,  enjoy 20 minutes for example at Piazzale Michelangelo and take the next bus): they can give an excellent introduction to the city.

A half day dedicated to learning some of the typical local dishes?

We can suggest different Cooking Schools, from the most “MasterChef” to the most homely ones, which maybe even teach you how to shop ingredients! Or would you like to take the lesson in a Farm?

We can think of everything.

Do you also want to go on an excursion in the surrounding area, perhaps in Chianti, accompanied by a driver/guide who will tell you something about this famous wine, along the way, before arriving at a farm for a Wine tasting?

We can organize everything for you, at attractive costs, concentrated in half a day, but also a full day.

Are you a “young explorer” (young … as long as you are young in your head!) And would you like to take a ride on a Vespa? We can organize that for you too.

There are many famous places in Florence, for a sandwich (panini), or for an ice cream

The Antico Vinaio in Via dei Neri, sandwiches (panino, focaccia, crostone, etc.) so famous that it has even opened a shop in Manhattan! You will recognize it by the long queue of people waiting to be served….

The smallest place in Florence where they serve other sandwiches to eat standing up, or take away?

I Fratellini in Via dei Cimatori, in the shopping area (cross street of Via Calzaiuoli).

The famous tripe and the lampredotto?

The sandwich with lampredotto in Via dei Macci at the Pollini kiosk (Santa Croce area), or the one in front of the Central Market, but some dishes based on lampredotto and tripe at the Magazzino restaurant in Piazza della Passera (surprising the squid in the woods).
We book it for you: it has few tables and is always full.
A little place nearby?
perhaps the closest, Le Volpi and L’Uva in Piazza Santa Felicita, place for snacks, not a restaurant, with outdoor tables: carefully selected cheeses and meats, rich dishes accompanied by a collection of special wines.
A very typical restaurant?

Marione, via della Spada: also in the shopping area (in the back of via Tornabuoni).

The Florentine steak. Here we can write a treatise

Let’s start with the ones in the center, limiting ourselves to a short list, based on the taste of the hosts, with an eye to the quality-price ratio:

Trattoria Gozzi Sergio, in the San Lorenzo market area, seems to enter a garage… but the steak is memorable.

In San Frediano, I’Brindellone, p.za Piattellina and Pandemonio in via del Leone, also in San Frediano. Very close to the Duomo, Regina Bistecca, Natalino, in Borgo Albizi, behind the Duomo, in a deconsecrated church, I’Tuscani, in Piazza San Pancrazio, in the tangle of streets behind via Tornabuoni, Trattoria dall’Oste, in Borgo San Lorenzo, Duomo area, Trattoria Mario in via Rosina behind Santa Croce… ..and we limited ourselves to the center, to go there on foot.

Then Perseus in Viale don Minzoni, just beyond Piazza della Libertà, and La Gratella in via Guelfa, first courses, steaks and wine, via Guelfa in the Piazza San Marco area.

Ice cream ?

 Al Pontevecchio (Via dei Bardi) one of the different locations of La Strega Nocciola, a very trendy artisan ice cream parlor, also in the area (in Piazza della Passera).

The best in the city (but the rankings are wasted) Ghibellina in the center, Badiani in Viale dei Mille, dei Servi in ​​via dei Servi, Gelateria la Carraia, on this side of the Ponte alla Carraia, La Sorbettiera in Piazza Tasso (as small as I Fratellini, mentioned above among the sandwiches / focaccias / croutons to be eaten standing up), Sbrino (“farmer’s gelatificio”) in Via dei Serragli.

Then the historical ones like

Why Not? in via dei Tavolini, Vivoli in via Isola delle Stinche, Santa Croce area, but these are on all the Guides and we say nothing new

For any other curiosity or request, Max is at your disposal

Do you want to visit the Uffizi?

buy your ticket online well in advance (better on the official website www.uffizi.it so as not to pay the agency fees), so you will avoid wasting time in the queue;

Do you want to visit them with a Guide?

We can suggest some contacts, available for Uffizi and Accademia: the visit lasts about 1 hour and a half and you will be sure to have seen the most important things;

there are tickets that include different sites, from museums to gardens, lasting 3 days, but before buying one, read up well: they are not always worth the cost (quite high, 85 Euro per person), and often it is not possible to visit all the sites included (lack of time).

An electric cart ride?

Or one on the double-decker Red Buses? (City see sighting)

or both ? the Carts also enter the Limited Traffic Zone (ZTL) and will show you the historic center, and the Buses, making a wider tour, give you the opportunity to get off, and hop,  enjoy 20 minutes for example at Piazzale Michelangelo and take the next bus): they can give an excellent introduction to the city.

A half day dedicated to learning some of the typical local dishes?

We can suggest different Cooking Schools, from the most “MasterChef” to the most homely ones, which maybe even teach you how to shop ingredients! Or would you like to take the lesson in a Farm?

We can think of everything.

Do you also want to go on an excursion in the surrounding area, perhaps in Chianti, accompanied by a driver/guide who will tell you something about this famous wine, along the way, before arriving at a farm for a Wine tasting?

We can organize everything for you, at attractive costs, concentrated in half a day, but also a full day.

Are you a “young explorer” (young … as long as you are young in your head!) And would you like to take a ride on a Vespa? We can organize that for you too.

There are many famous places in Florence, for a sandwich (panini), or for an ice cream

The Antico Vinaio in Via dei Neri, sandwiches (panino, focaccia, crostone, etc.) so famous that it has even opened a shop in Manhattan! You will recognize it by the long queue of people waiting to be served….

The smallest place in Florence where they serve other sandwiches to eat standing up, or take away?

I Fratellini in Via dei Cimatori, in the shopping area (cross street of Via Calzaiuoli).

The famous tripe and the lampredotto?

The sandwich with lampredotto in Via dei Macci at the Pollini kiosk (Santa Croce area), or the one in front of the Central Market, but some dishes based on lampredotto and tripe at the Magazzino restaurant in Piazza della Passera (surprising the squid in the woods).
We book it for you: it has few tables and is always full.
A little place nearby?
perhaps the closest, Le Volpi and L’Uva in Piazza Santa Felicita, place for snacks, not a restaurant, with outdoor tables: carefully selected cheeses and meats, rich dishes accompanied by a collection of special wines.
A very typical restaurant?

Marione, via della Spada: also in the shopping area (in the back of via Tornabuoni).

The Florentine steak. Here we can write a treatise

Let’s start with the ones in the center, limiting ourselves to a short list, based on the taste of the hosts, with an eye to the quality-price ratio:

Trattoria Gozzi Sergio, in the San Lorenzo market area, seems to enter a garage… but the steak is memorable.

In San Frediano, I’Brindellone, p.za Piattellina and Pandemonio in via del Leone, also in San Frediano. Very close to the Duomo, Regina Bistecca, Natalino, in Borgo Albizi, behind the Duomo, in a deconsecrated church, I’Tuscani, in Piazza San Pancrazio, in the tangle of streets behind via Tornabuoni, Trattoria dall’Oste, in Borgo San Lorenzo, Duomo area, Trattoria Mario in via Rosina behind Santa Croce… ..and we limited ourselves to the center, to go there on foot.

Then Perseus in Viale don Minzoni, just beyond Piazza della Libertà, and La Gratella in via Guelfa, first courses, steaks and wine, via Guelfa in the Piazza San Marco area.

Ice cream ?

 Al Pontevecchio (Via dei Bardi) one of the different locations of La Strega Nocciola, a very trendy artisan ice cream parlor, also in the area (in Piazza della Passera).

The best in the city (but the rankings are wasted) Ghibellina in the center, Badiani in Viale dei Mille, dei Servi in ​​via dei Servi, Gelateria la Carraia, on this side of the Ponte alla Carraia, La Sorbettiera in Piazza Tasso (as small as I Fratellini, mentioned above among the sandwiches / focaccias / croutons to be eaten standing up), Sbrino (“farmer’s gelatificio”) in Via dei Serragli.

Then the historical ones like

Why Not? in via dei Tavolini, Vivoli in via Isola delle Stinche, Santa Croce area, but these are on all the Guides and we say nothing new

For any other curiosity or request, Max is at your disposal

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