Posts Tagged with "Florence"

Eat a Lampredotto Sandwich in Florence, Italy

Sunday, February 9, 2014

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Eat a Lampredotto Sandwich in Florence, Italy

In general, I wouldn’t go out of my way searching for a sandwich filled with the cooked stomach of a cow. Who am I kidding? I totally would. So, hunting for a Panino con Lampredotto in Florence was no different than any other weird food I had pursued in the past. A Lampredotto sandwich is a Florentine tradition, Tuscan street food at its […]

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More Bucket List Adventures Ahead: Switzerland & Tuscany

Friday, November 1, 2013

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More Bucket List Adventures Ahead: Switzerland & Tuscany

I had just finished writting about my upcoming bucket list adventures to Spain, France and Galapagos when a couple more opportunities surprisingly came my way; Switzerland and the Tuscany region of Italy. As we all know, I am not one to say no to opportunities since many lead to amazing bucket list worthy experiences. So, here I come Zurich, […]

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A to Z of Adventurous Travel Experiences

Thursday, January 19, 2012

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A to Z of Adventurous Travel Experiences

Cutie petootie Ruth, over at at Tanama Tales, nominated little ole' me to share my travel experiences for the "My Travel ABCs" series. Whoop, Whoop! It's an honor to just be nominated Age you went on your first international trip: On the sixteenth birthday of all of her granddaughters, my nonna took each one of us to her native […]

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Go to an Italian Happy Hour in Florence, Italy

Monday, December 12, 2011

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Go to an Italian Happy Hour in Florence, Italy

I love a good happy hour. An Italian happy hour is even better. Then again, what's not to love? Cheap drinks. Cheap nibbles. And all before 5 o'clock. On our first day in Florence we strolled aimlessly down the cobbled streets looking for some light fare and a glass of Italian vino. We asked a gentlemen […]

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Eat the Best Italian Pastry. Millefoglie Glassato al Pistacchio

Monday, November 14, 2011

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Eat the Best Italian Pastry. Millefoglie Glassato al Pistacchio

In the brisk morning hours in Florence, there was only one thing I wanted to do, go to the local Pasticceria and devour my new favorite pastry Millefoglie Glassato al Pistacchio. Millefoglie is a delectable Italian dessert made by layering puff pastry with either a pastry or chantilly cream. We had discovered this little flaky piece of […]

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Scale the 463 Stairs of the Florence Duomo

Monday, August 8, 2011

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Scale the 463 Stairs of the Florence Duomo

After loading up on the essential focaccia carbs at the Mercato Centrale , Peter and I headed to the Florence Duomo, the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiori. A so-called "friend" had told us that climbing to the top of the Duomo was an experience not to be missed. What he forgot to share was that […]

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Prosciutto & Pollo at Mercato Centrale in Florence

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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Prosciutto & Pollo at Mercato Centrale in Florence

I was school-girl giddy about going to Mercato Centrale in Florence. This is one of the most impressive indoor produce, vegetable and meat markets in Italy, a foodie masterpiece. It is the principal marketplace in town, where you can buy your groceries, oils, vinegars, etc. or eat a meal on the fly at one of the focaccia or pasta booths. Immediately upon entering the […]

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Things to do in Florence in a Day

Monday, November 22, 2010

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Things to do in Florence in a Day

Florence, Italy is a sightseeing mecca filled with picturesque churches, bountiful markets, authentic restaurants and so much more. It can be a bit overwhelming, but you'll be surprised by all the things to do in Florence in a day. Make sure you wear your comfy walking shoes, you'll be doing a lot of it! Things […]

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Touching a Fresco at the Florence Duomo

Sunday, April 18, 2010

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I have been to museums, before the Florence Duomo, where if you even get close to a famous piece of artwork a stern voice comes over a loud speaker saying, "Please step back from the artwork or do not touch". Apparently, the oil in from human skin can discolor paintings…OOPs! On my recent visit to Italy, I knew […]

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Northern Italy Trip, Day 3 – Florence

Thursday, April 1, 2010

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Northern Italy Trip, Day 3 – Florence

Go back to Northern Italy, Day 1 & 2 After 9 hours of sleep in Northern Italy, I felt fortunate to have evaded jet lag and was eager to spend the day in Florence. We popped by the Hotel Orcagna's free breakfast and decided to just down some OJ and head out in search of […]

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