Eat like a local 2016-09-21T17:02:48+00:00

Often, when we are on vacation, we want to eat typical food of the place, as many times we can fall into those commonly called “tourist traps”.

For my guests, a few tricks and tips on where and what to eat, in this way you can really eat like a local!

 Eat in my bed and breakfast:

In my bed and breakfast you can use the kitchen, if you like cooking, you can do it when you want, also to prepare lunch and dinner!

If you want to find at the bed and breakfast some food that you can’t find in ordinary supermarkets, I can give you that at the time of your check in, I was born in Salerno and I can provide special foods of this place alongside those from Tuscany:

1. Mozzarella di bufala Campana DOP (real buffalo mozzarella): is a mozzarella made from the milk of the domestic Italian water buffalo. It is a product traditionally produced in Campania, especially in the provinces of Caserta and Salerno.

The term mozzarella derives from the procedure called mozzare which means “cutting by hand”, separating from the curd, and serving in individual pieces, that is, the process of separation of the curd into small balls. It is appreciated for its versatility and elastic texture and often called “the queen of the Mediterranean cuisine”, “white gold” or “the pearl of the table”.

The buffalo mozzarella sold as Mozzarella di Bufala Campana has been granted the status of Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC – “Controlled designation of origin”) since 1993. Since 1996 it is also protected under the EU’s Protected Designation of Origin and Protected Geographical Indication schemes. The protected name requires that it may only be produced with a traditional recipe in select locations in the regions of Campania, Lazio, Apulia and Molise.

I will be happy to provide a typical Tuscan bread (schiacciata fiorentina) to really best enjoy this dish!

2. Tuscan and Campania wines: Chianti Classico, Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Tignanello from Tuscany; Fiano di Avellino, Greco di Tufo, Taurasi, Sannio Rosso and Solopaca Bianco from Campania.

3. Cantucci e vin santo: a dessert consisting of a glass of vin santo and a selection of almond biscuits to be dunked in the wine and eaten.

If you want someone of these products please feel free to contact me in time, I will be happy to let him get in your room the day of your check-in!

 Resturants:

1. Mario (Via Rosina, 2r on the corner of Piazza del Mercato Centrale) very close to the bed and breakfast, open only for lunch (from 11:30am to 2:00pm), here you can eat typical and excellent tuscan food at the best price.

2. Resturants at first floor of the Mercato Centrale (Piazza del Mercato Centrale), just in front of the bed and breakfast, on the first floor of the Central Market you will find many restaurants open throughout the day until late evening, here you can eat high quality foods made with Tuscany and Italian products.

3. Il Pizzaiuolo (Via de’Macci 113/r), here you can eat the best pizza in Florence with mozzarella di Bufala.

4. L’Oriuolo (Via dell’Oriuolo 58r, Firenze, Italia), here you can eat a good pasta and pizza at a good price for Florence.

5. Buca Lapi (1R Via del Trebbio), here you can eat the best florentine steak.

 Snacks & quick lunches:

1. Il cantuccio di San Lorenzo (Via Sant’Antonino, 23) obligatory stop to taste and bring with you the best cantucci fiorentini (biscuits stuffed) and other delights.

2. Casa del Vino (Via dell’Ariento 16/R) fresh sandwiches, delicious meats and fine wine.

3. All’Antico Vinaio (Via de’ Neri 65/R) another place where you can eat fresh sandwiches, delicious meats and fine wine, it’s a located near Piazza della Signoria; a milestone for refreshment.

4. L’Azdora (Piazza del Mercato Centrale 14/r) great piadina (flatbread) with great ingredients at a great price.

 Cafes & Ice Cream shops:

1. Il Festival del Gelato (via del Corso) many types of ice cream, smoothies and much more.

2. Grom (via del Campanile) another good and famous ice cream shop.

 Supermarkets:

1. Mercato Centrale (Piazza del Mercato Centrale), just in front of the bed and breakfast

2. Conad (via del Melarancio 7/R), close to the Basilica di San Lorenzo, open from 9am to 9pm.

Enjoy Florence!!!