If you’re new to Florence and looking for a traditional local restaurant, it helps to have a local guide like Judy Witts Francini who knows where to take you for the meal of your lifetime as well as entertain with all sorts of insider information as you make your way through Florence’s off the beaten streets, explore eateries you would’ve never discovered on your own, and have an authentic local experience as your rub elbows with the Florentines and learn their secrets.
Our Food Tour in Florence continues with more culinary adventures inside the San Lorenzo Central Market for some items you never imagined existed! If you dare….I’ll show you where you can find them in the video!
“Someone just asked me for sperm…” This is how Judy startled me!Watch the video to see just WHAT tuna sperm is and if you dare…where you can buy some for yourself!
Since we had our tastebuds invested in a Florentine Steak today, I came back the next day for lunch at Pork’s…and gave the tripe sandwich a try!! It’s not like I can get this at home!! So I sat at the counter…. and minus the camera and tourist gear and my lack of Italian language skills, I felt like one of the locals.In the video I let you know just how tasty…nor NOT…Tripe Panino (a local favorite!) really is and if YOU should give it a try.
Truth be told, had I ventured into the San Lorenzo Central Market on my own, I would’ve missed out on everything!! To really get the full experience of local food, culture and traditions, you need someone knowledgeable and experienced to guide you through labyrinth of shops and educate you on the plethora of products and food that’s inside this huge market. As much as I’m a do-it-yourself kind of traveler, I would NOT attempt to go through this amazing market without Judy, no way….and by not getting the most out of the San Lorenzo Market you’d miss out on the secret ingredients of Florence.
We’re not done yet! In the next episode we enjoy a Florentine Steak and of course…there is always room for desert!
In the show:
Via Ginori, 55/57r
~ Snackbar Anna
Via dei Genori 26R
For many people having the benefit of a private vehicle and personal driver allows them to squeeze more into their day, not worry about transportation, and minimize walking from place to place. For larger groups up to 8 persons it can be quite economical way to tour and sightsee in comfort.