A Walk Through Florence at Night

Italy, Florence Guide (B): A Walk Through Florence at Night

My lovely Italian friend Lucia recommended Trattoria La Casalinga – literally, ‘Trattoria of the housewife’ – to me when she heard I was coming to Florence. It’s just off the Piazza Santo Spirito, which has become one of my favourite areas in Florence. It’s in Oltrano – the ‘other side of the Arno’ river – which has been undergoing considerable gentrification in recent years. The tourists do come here but it’s a bit off the main tourist route apart from the Boboli Gardens and Pitti Palace. You’ll find great traditional restaurants, cafes, bars and a rich cultural scene with artisan workshops.

There was a big queue when I arrived at the Trattoria at opening time, 7pm. Fortunately I’d booked by email, receiving such a friendly reply from Andrea that this, with Lucia’s recommendation, made me really look forward to eating there. And I wasn’t disappointed. This was another great find for eating good, traditional Tuscan food in Florence.

There are various ‘sections’ to the restaurant and I was led through to what seemed to be the main area – perhaps because I’d booked well in advance. All the waiting staff were friendly and there were plenty of them which boded well – and correctly – for good service. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Walk Through Florence at Night
Guide Location: Italy » Florence
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kay Gale
Read it on author's website: https://travel-gourmet.com/2019/06/13/tuscany-2019-dinner-at-trattoria-la-casalinga-a-walk-through-florence-at-night/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Trattoria La Casalinga
  • Piazza Santo Spirito
  • Boboli Gardens
  • Pitti Palace
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Ponte S. Trinita
  • Piazza della Signora
  • Palazzo Vecchio
  • Piazza Repubblica
  • Duomo
  • Basilica of San Lorenzo

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