Housed in a 19th-century iron-and-glass structure, Florence's oldest and largest food market is noisy, smelly and full of wonderful...
Three-hour walking tours of the city (€42.50) and half-day Chianti trips (€67.50). Reserve by phone or in person at Amici del Turismo.
Basilica di San Lorenzo
Considered one of the most harmonious examples of Renaissance architecture in Florence, this unfinished basilica was the Medici parish...
Casa del Vino
Locals keep popping in all day long for a nip or two from a limited but carefully selected list of daily pourings of Chianti at this...
This cavernous American bar, pizzeria and restaurant is handily close to David and makes for the perfect dining-drinking hybrid any...
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Trattoria Mario information
Arrive by noon to ensure a stool around a shared table at this noisy, busy, brilliant trattoria – a legend that retains its soul (and allure with locals) despite being in every guidebook. Charming Fabio, whose grandfather opened the place in 1953, is front of house while big brother Romeo and nephew Francesco cook with speed in the kitchen.
Monday and Thursday are tripe days, Friday is fish and Saturday sees local Florentines flock here for a brilliantly blue bistecca alla fiorentina (€35 per kilo). No advance reservations, no credit cards.