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Florence restaurant & shopping suggestions

Oct 13th, 2005, 03:02 PM
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Florence restaurant & shopping suggestions

Hi - heading to Florence for a few days and would appreciate getting some names of those great, local, tucked away restaurants that they rarely write about. Would also appreciate some shopping tips too....and anything else you want to share.

Thanks!
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Oct 14th, 2005, 01:23 AM
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Hi

Some links's for shopping. Can't vouch for them but I believe it's high quality stuff. Florence is renowned for leather goods. The good stuff is expensive. The cheap stuff is for unsuspecting tourists and no doubt sourced from Asia!

Ceramics:http://www.rampiniceramics.com

Leather: http://www.leatherschool.it

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Oct 14th, 2005, 02:53 AM
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Hi R,

Florence restaurants:

Il Ritrovo
Via dei Pucci 4/A
055.281688

Best food for the price Has fish. Full dinner w/wine abt 40-50E pp Closed Monday
From Pzza San Giovani (NW corner of the Pza del Duomo) walk one blk East to Via dei Martelli. Go left to Via dei Pucci. Turn Right. Look very carefully on left. No sign. Door could be locked. Ring bell.

Salaam Bombay,
Via F. Rosselli 45r

Where the locals go if they want something exotic. A good, inexpensive Indian restaurant. Excellent nan.

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Oct 14th, 2005, 04:54 AM
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Il Ritrovo is amazing, and I'd also recommend Osteria Santo Spirito. It has a younger, funkier feeling to it than most of the restaraunts we tried in Italy, and the food was out of this world. The gnochi with cheese and truffle oil are a must! We also had the best chianti we tried in Italy there. The Santo Spirito is a little sketchy at night, though, so you might want to take a cab there and back (my husband and I walked and were fine).
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Oct 14th, 2005, 04:55 AM
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Whoops, that should be "gnocchi."
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Oct 14th, 2005, 06:16 AM
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A great little restaurant is Osteria dell Agnolo on Borgo San Lorenzo between the Duomo and Church of San Lorenzo. Local specialties at affordable prices, and a great wine bar, too.
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