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In 1733 the Swiss Gilli family opened “The Sweet Bread Shop”. The furniture and decorations, still perfect, date back to the 1920s. Gilli is the only example of a Belle-Époque cafe in Florence.
Founded in 1847. The Florentines started to calling it “Giubbe Rosse” (red jackets) for uniform of the waiters. In the early 1900s, the founders of the Italian futurist movement, gathered here.
First opened in 1846 as Caffè Centrale. In 1947, it became a favourite spot of the intellectual class. Today it is still one of Florence’s most elegant cafes, known for its evening music concerts.
Every year, on the 1st Sunday after Easter, Kite lovers perform aerial acrobatics on the grass opposite the Tower of Frederick II! Discover the main sights of San Miniato: http://bit.ly/1izGDY1
Discover all the top 10 beaches on Elba Island: http://bit.ly/1nAvqLI
Spend the day with dolphins! Many people don’t know that Versilia's waters are home to a big school of bottlenose dolphins. An idea for your kids
It's open Monday, Thursday, 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturday, 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month; 8,15-13.50. It's a quiet hidden gem in Florence. More info: http://bit.ly/1kEXysv
Don't miss the Pinocchio park! Did you know that the inventor of Pinocchio was not Disney, but a Tuscan writer called Carlo Collodi? Read about it here: http://bit.ly/1ieHk8p
Before you go, taste the DOP chestnut (typical product). With its flour the Castagnaccio dessert is made. Best chestnuts festivals in Tuscany: http://bit.ly/1icy4BS
The countryside surrounding Cetona is so beautiful that it almost seems to be a painting of the ideal Renaissance landscape http://bit.ly/1fzwRon
Try the SCARPACCIA: a zucchini Pie baked with both salt and sugar. It is served in the beginning, in the middle or at the end of a meal.
Try the STUFATO ALLA SANGIOVANNESE: a succulent stew made with veal meat, vegetables and spices. [photo by nonsolopiccante]
Try the BACCALÀ COI PORRI: fried salted and breaded cod that is flavored with leeks. [photo by cookaround.it]
Try the MUCCO PISANO: a crossbreed between Schways breed (from the Alps) and local cattle breed. Flavour of its meat is intense and particularly tasty. At its best if grilled with roasted vegetables.
Try the CINQUE E CINQUE SANDWICH: focaccia filled with Farinata or Cecina (chickpea flatbread). Name comes from the past: slices of both chickpea flatbread and focaccia costed only five lire each.