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Eating in Florence

Enjoying great food and excellent wine in Florence is not difficult at all! Aside from trying out the places that are often recommended in the guide books, just walk down any street and Florence and select a trattoria, enoteca or restaurant in Florence that seems appealing and you'll surely eat a fine meal!

Or how about gelaterias? There are so many that surely there are ones that offer better gelato than others? Trying them out is the fun part, so enjoy!

We understand that might not be enough to go on, so with time we'll be adding additional recommendations and reviews of places we've tried out or that someone else recommends.

Buon appetito!

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Wine Tastings in Florence & Chianti

Whether you have an hour or an entire day, don't leave Florence without doing some wine tasting! You can join a class in town on Tuscan wines and taste or go on a half or full day tour into neighboring Chianti or as far as Montalcino or Montepulciano to get your chance to taste great Tuscan wines.

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Where to eat a good bistecca in Florence

Florence is definitely a city for meat lovers: the T-bone steak, known as the Bistecca alla Fiorentina, is one of the most famous dishes in town. While you can find it almost everywhere in the city, here we offer some of the restaurants or trattorie where you will be able to enjoy a great bistecca!

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Enjoy more than just food at the Hard Rock Cafe!

Enjoy the great music, the world famous collection of rock n' roll memorabilia on its walls and a great meal within the beautiful setting of the historical building in the center of Florence the Hard Rock Cafe calls home. With our "Skip-the-line" voucher (and special VF coupon for a small souvenir), you can be seated quickly, enjoy a delicious meal at one of the best cafes in the world.

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Summer Outdoor Spaces For An Evening Like a Local

With the arrival of summer in Florence open several outdoor spaces, ideal for spending an evening together eating something tasty, maybe even listening to some good music, taking part in readings, screenings and other events. Waiting for some "fresh" breeze.

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Want to do wine tastings of the best Tuscan wines right in Florence? At the Piazza del Vino wine bar/shop/restaurant you can enjoy a great late afternoon aperitivo and taste Tuscany's great wines: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Nobile di Montepulciano and Bolgheri wines.

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Restaurants for a special occasion in Florence

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Pizza to Love in Florence

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