Florence WithGusto

You will never forget your first lampredotto

By Valentina Dainelli


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Florence WithGusto

You will never forget your first lampredotto

Valentina Dainelli


Publication date
July 2019

eBook formats
ePub, Mobi, Pdf

Where to eat in Florence?

This guide was written to tell you about Florence through Valentina’s eyes: breakfast with pappa al pomodoro, afternoon snack with bread, wine and sugar and dinner with trippa alla Fiorentina.
This guide is full of love: for Florence and its history, its food and its culinary traditions that tell its essence in such an amazing way, that luckily has been destroyed yet by mass tourism.
It’s a food guide that will lead you to authentic place, where you will be able to eat good food and enjoy Florence.

Only in this city: vinai and fiaschetterie

For every WithGusto guide you will find a selection of addresses that you can only find in a certain city: they are addresses that reflect a culinary speciality, or a gastronomic vocation that reflects tastes and culture of that place.
Here in Florence we selected the best small shops where you can buy mescita, which means buying the wine by the glass or the fiasco, and the vinai where you drink a glass of wine by eating a sandwich, or “semellino” (so was called the bread used by tripe sellers and vinai). And again: the best addresses in Florence where to eat lampredotto and tripe but also where to make aperitif with a view on different hotel terraces.

Our tips: the bond between Florence and food

Florence has a stronger bond with food than we expect. Just think that the construction of Brunelleschi’s Dome, the largest masonry dome ever built, is linked to a traditional recipe of Florentine cuisine, the Peposo. But also the birth of ice cream is linked to the monuments of Florence and the inventiveness of the famous Renaissance architect Bernardo Buontalenti. We have selected the secrets of the places in Florence that you cannot miss.

One day trips: il Mugello

The Mugello is the land of adoption of the author, and hence the choice to guide you in this territory of vineyards and breathtaking landscapes, which is located about thirty kilometers away from Florence.
The Mugello is above all the reign of tortello di patate and other delicacies of the territory, which are worth a try during a one day trip.

Dishes not to be missed, events, interviews

If you are in a hurry or just a weekend to visit a city, in every guide we give you the dishes and where to eat them: here we selected: rice pudding, schiacciata alla fiorentina, ribollita, carabaccia soup, peposo, finocchiona sandwich, zuccotto and obviously the best places where to eat a tasty sandwich with tripe and lampredotto
We selected the most valid gastronomic events and we had a chat with a local and an expat, to explore the city from the point of view of someome was born there and someone who chose to live there.
We spoke with a journalist and gastronomian from Florence, Leonardo Romanelli and a blogger and content editor from Texas, Georgette Jupe Pradier.

An interactive gastronomic map

In our Florence WithGusto guide you will find an online map to consult while on the road: each icon features a type of address, from breakfast to cocktails, to allow you to choose your favorite destination depending on where you are.

Whom is Florence WithGusto for?

Florence WithGusto is the gastronomic guide for those who want to enjoy the most valid addresses of the city: addresses and tips for those who are hungry for good things at all times and intend to enjoy every moment of their trip.


Valentina Dainelli

Valentina Dainelli

Class 1980, colorful, round, way toomuch. In 2011 my blog TooMuchTuscany was born, where I tell people about the region I was born and raised in. Two years ago I founded The Studio, a small Digital Agency in the green and lovely Mugello, where I’ve been living since 2011. I often find myself photographing things around Mugello or Tuscany, for TooMuchTuscany, but also for my clients, including the Tourism Office od the Union of the Mountain Municipalities of Mugello.