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Dining in Florence

By HarryFriday 30th May 2014

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On holiday I love to immerse myself in the culture and traditions of the region, this includes tucking into the local cuisine. So, if you’re anything like me, you’ll want to find dining hotspots to sample the amazing food that any new destination has to offer. On a Cruise to Italy from the UK, a tremendous place to dine is Florence, home of traditional Florentine Cuisine. Read on to find out more about dining in Florence, and how to discover the best places for widely adored Italian classics and delicious local delicacies.

Lampredotto Sandwich

Image and video hosting by TinyPic As you amble down the historic streets and pathways of Florence, you’ll encounter local food vendors offering a local favourite, the Lampredotto. The Lampredotto is a delicious sandwich and a vital part of Florence’s culture. The sandwich consists of hearty ox meat broiled with a selection of herbs and vegetables, topped with capers and green sauce and served in a crusty bun. The Lampredotto is a perfect option for those of you looking to have a lunch on-the-go that tastes great!

Central Market

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Walking through Central Market will invigorate your senses, the glorious scents and eye catching colours of the fruit and vegetables make Central Market a food lover’s haven. Central Market has a huge selection of delectable delights. If you’re looking for a specific delicacy then this is the place for you, in fact Central Market is where many locals do their food shopping. Perfect for snacking on a selection of different foods, from the rich olives to the succulent meats, a trip to Central Market gives you the opportunity to be adventurous and try new and exciting foods only available in this region.

Tuscan Cuisine

Florence is famous for sourcing fresh local ingredients and provides a wonderful array of mouth-watering culinary sensations. There are plenty of choices of places to go to experience Florentine cuisine, whether you choose a street vendor, restaurant or a food market. For an authentic Florentine dining experience, and for a reasonable price, visit Trattoria La Casalinga.  A nice small family orientated restaurant situated on the Piazza Santo Spirito in the Artisan quarter, Trattoria la Casalinga caters for adults and kids alike. The restaurant boasts a varied menu, ranging from pasta dishes to the world-renowned juicy and flavourful Beefsteak Florentine. After a busy day exploring the rich history of Florence and sampling the tastes of the region, why not treat yourself and the kids to some Gelato?  Gelato stands are plentiful and offer a wide list of different flavours - what a wonderful way to cap off your time in Florence!

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If you want to sample some local Italian delicacies in Florence, then hop aboard a cruise from the UK, and explore the many other European destinations along the way.

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