Florentines reinvented money, in the form of the gold florin.
The rabbit, asparagus souffle and fiori fritti are excellent and the service very welcoming and warm.
An excellent restaurant for authentic Tuscan fare away from the tourist centre.Its polychrome façade fuses Romanesque stylingbegun when the church was built in the 1246with geometrical Renaissance classicism in the upper orders, added harmoniously by Renaissance theorist.(Or anything else from an odd assortment of interesting items found in the window!) Owner Mario speaks fluent Italian, French and English.Only residents with permits are allowed to drive there.Antonino, 43/45R (From Santa Maria Novella train station walk a bit south (about 200m) then you will get to Piazza Dell'Unita Italiana.The tickets used on ataf buses can also be used on the tram.055/2388786; closed first and last Mondays of every month I Bike regalo cane piccola taglia napoli Italy, see m for guided Chianti cycles starting from Florence Shopping After Milan, Florence is Italy's best shopping city.I fratellini, Via dei Cimatori, 38R.85 for a double, and 65 for a single.In the evenings street performers often put on a show here.Hotel Savonarola Florence, Viale Giacomo Matteotti, 27, fax.And just like its northern rival, fashion is big business here.Not only can you see the Tuscan countryside in the distance and the impressive palaces and churches of Florence in the fore, but it also shows you just how large the Duomo.Été, Via Faenza.Tue-Sun 08:15-18:50, Mon closed.Piazza del Duomo edit The "Gates of Paradise" to the Baptistery, by Lorenzo Ghiberti Santa Maria del Fiore topped by Brunelleschi's dome is the third largest Christian church and dominates the skyline.A good mid-day meal to take with you on the go as you explore Florence, Via.Taxis should be called by phone and the nearest one available is sent to you through the company's radio system with its meter ticking away.
Florence is filled with many churches stuffed with some of the finest art in the world: Santa Maria del Fiore, San Miniato al Monte, San Lorenzo, Santa Maria Novella, Santa Trinita, the Brancacci Chapel at Santa Maria del Carmine, Santa Croce, Santo Spirito, SS Annunziata.
Most importantly, the cold stuff should be kept cold, in frozen containers, and not piled high in a pretty mountain.