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Where to make a Tuscan aperitif in Florence

December 16, 2019

Wine shops in the city for a Florentine ritual

A glass of good wine and a nice cutting board of Tuscan cold cuts and cheeses, and you're done.
Here is the recipe for the perfect made in Tuscany aperitif, perhaps even with croutons and a taste of typical dishes such as Pappa and bread soup.

Enoteca Bevovino Enoteca Bevovino

Enoteca Bevovino

Warm and colorful for the wine bar located in San Niccolò. Born from the idea of bringing the public closer to the young wine, it is a relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy Italian wines and dishes in the best tradition

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Fiaschetteria Nuvoli Fiaschetteria Nuvoli

Fiaschetteria Nuvoli

The osteria has been opened for 211 years and it belongs to the Nuvolis’ for 27 years. When you come here, you must be aware that the owners have three passion namely soccer; more precisely the Fiorentina soccer team, photography, and this is evident from the beautiful pictures hanging on the osteria’s walls, and last but not least the Tuscan cuisine. You must try the ribollita, the chicken liver paté croutons, and the tripe cooked by Giuliana, the owner; together with her son Rossano. You can choose among a wide choice of great Tuscan wines, especially from Maremma.

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Il Santino Il Santino

Il Santino

Descendant of the Santo Bevitore, one of the landmarks of Florentine restaurant, Il Santino is in the Holy Spirit. E 'open from 10 to 23 and the homely atmosphere makes it perfect for a quick lunch, an aperitif or a light dinner.

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Le Volpi e l'Uva Le Volpi e l'Uva

Le Volpi e l'Uva

For over twenty years the wine is a great choice for a drink or lunch. In the heart of Florence, it serves excellent Italian and French wines with cheese, cold cuts and hot croutons.

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Pitti Gola e Cantina Pitti Gola e Cantina

Pitti Gola e Cantina

Pitti Gola e Cantina is the place for wine lovers with the added bonus of being one of the less touristy gems of Florence. This tiny “cave”, perfectly in axis with the famous Palazzo Pitti, has ceiling-to-floor shelves filled with wine bottles. An extremely selective wine bar and shop with a deep passion for Sangiovese-based wine, which in Tuscany is the same as saying Chianti Classico and Brunello di Montalcino. Manuele, Edoardo and Zeno, the young owners, spare no pains to find vintage bottles (of the sixties and seventies).

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Casa del Vino Casa del Vino

Casa del Vino

Gianni Migliorini is the owner of this shop linked to the oldest food tradition of Florence, situated near the San Lorenzo Market and founded by this grandfather in the early twentieth century. You must try his sandwiches made of: cured meats from Chianti farmers; cherry tomatoes, anchovies and burrata cheese, green sauce, meat offal, nerves, stern, muscle and tongue roughly chopped, salt and pepper; cold tripe salad, capers, garlic and parsley, butter, filled of smoked herring and raw vegetables.

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Procacci Procacci

Procacci

There is no novel set in Florence that does not mention its famous truffle sandwiches. It’s Procacci, a deli shop founded in 1885 in the prestigious Via de’ Tornabuoni. Its specialties related to the processing of truffles are a reference in Florence. Taken over by Marchesi Antinori in 1998, the shop filled with an unmistakable scent of truffle, still has its original walnut shelves and the Art Nouveau green marble counter.

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