10 Cheap Eats in Florence
Since Florence is one of my favorite cities, I spend a lot of time there. And when it's time to eat it's good to know a place where you can eat well and not spend a lot of money.
Here's a great list of 10 Cheap Eats in Florence
Some of these are old favorites of mine and some I haven't tried yet.
I would definitely second the suggestion for Il Teatro del Sale. Amazing food and a unique experience. It is great value for the money.
And here's another list of cheap and traditional places to eat in Florence. Some are the same as in the link above.
Photo courtesy Richard, enjoy my life! on Flickr
Florence Scene with Ponte Vecchio
Free Fashion and Art Tours in Florence
YES! The city of Florence has begun offering free fashion/art tours of Florence. It seems the majority of the tours visit a couple of fashion ateliers and a museum or church (full of artworks). Anyone who plans to be in Florence between now and June 21, 2010 should check out this website and make a reservation for one or more of the tours.
Here is the link to the website homepage. Click on the link on the lower right that says "Fashion Itineraries".
Fashion in Florence: Art and Craftsmanship
Do leave your comments if you take one of these tours. I'd love to hear your experiences.
If you are lucky enough to be going to Florence this year, the Florence Tourist Board has a promotion going for U.S. travelers. With the dollars/euro exchange rate the way it is these days, we need all the help we can get.
Here is a link to the page about the promotional campaign called The Fiorino Effect.
That site is packed with good information for tourists so it's a good reference.