OK, back on the subject of FOOD in Florence.
These were our highlights;
Caffe’ Coquinarius Via dell'Oche, 15/r, 50144 Florence Order a few small plates and some wine and you’ll be in heaven. Save room for Gelato.
Ino Via de' Georgofili, 3 50122 Florence This is a small sandwich shop located one street away from the Gallery Uffuzi. Every city/town should have a place like this.
Fiashetteria di pesce Piazza Taddeo Gaddi 5/r, Florence A bit of a walk from city center but at night the Arno is spectacular. When we arrived, it seemed as though we were in a fish market with counters and stools and a few two top tables. We actually choose our fish along with some pre made small plates of Calamari, fish croquetts etc. We arrived around six and by seven the place was jumping with a very chic clientele. Pricey but delicious. This area that the restaurant is in, is the artist district. Lots of young people here.
Trattoria Cibreo Via de' Macci 122r, Florence, This is one of four restaurants in this city square, this one being the best. We had the good fortune of being served by the owner who was as eccentric and passionate as they come. Based on our food requirements, he choose all of our food for us and explained every little detail about it. We did however choose our main dish and it was out of this world.
One shop that is not fashion but a must see is;
Santa Maria Novella
Via della Scala 16
One evening jaunt would be;
Basilica di San Miniato al Monte
Situated on a hill (monte) outside Florence with unsurpassed views of the city, this structure is one of the finest examples of Tuscan Romanesque architecture, built between the 11th and 13th centuries. This is a must do. We visited in the evening for Vespers, which is a sunset evening prayers service which includes evening song ( chanting ) We walked back to the main city through a path that lead to many restaurant opportunities.