Enoteca Alessi, Florence

Enoteca Alessi, Florence

An enoteca is a shop selling regional wines, although in the case of Alessi, such definition is a clear understatement. Enter this big and bright third-generation shop, glide through the aisles of colorfully packaged biscotti, caramelle, and cioccolatini, and eventually you will find your way to the back, where the wines are featured (along with a broad range of spirits, liquors, beers, olive oils, jams, aged balsamic vinegars, and on and on...).

In the inviting wine cellar downstairs, you can select from over 2,500 labels and savor your choice with an enticing array of Tuscan cold cuts and traditional cheeses. The wines are all great and range for all people's budget – from €10 right up to several thousand euros. Worry not, though – staff will be more than happy to chat and make recommendations.

If you're in need of a quality snack/light lunch spot that has a vast Tuscan/Italian wine list, then this is your place. Surprisingly, it is very quiet and relaxed, too, despite only being a block south of the Duomo and the immense amount of tourists.

Tip:
The most famous Tuscan reds – notably Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Chianti – are made from the Sangiovese grape and are produced inland, on the hills of Tuscany. Their quality is very high, as wineries have combined the best of traditional and modern techniques. For a fair price, you will not only get to sample these and other wonderful wines, but also receive a wealth of knowledge about what you are tasting.

Opening Hours:
[Enoteca] Mon-Sat: 9am–7:30pm; [Winebar] Mon-Sat: 11am–7pm

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Sight Name: Enoteca Alessi
Sight Location: Florence, Italy (See walking tours in Florence)
Sight Type: Food/Drink
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