Dining in Florence

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Hotel Lungarno (Florence)
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Dining in Florence
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Dining in Florence

Osteria Il Gatto e la Volpe (The Cat and the Fox)

On our first evening my wife and I walked to The Cat and the Fox for dinner. A colleague at work gave her two spots for us to visit.  This was low-key and easy to get to and get in.  We went early as we typically do with our son in tow.


Entrance

There were only a few other tables taken and we got a nice window seat to catch the street scene.


Partial menu

After checking out the menu we both went with a really nice Chianti.  Probably our best Chianti wine of the trip.


Interior

Our son wasn’t able to eat much of the food here due to his mouth sores from the hand foot and mouth virus. He did have some bread and some crackers that we brought along.


Our son wants some of “mama’s juice”  🙂

The reason to eat here is the very delicious and flavorful, homemade balsamic.  We had some very generous dips with our bread and really enjoyed it.  We regretted not trying to buy a bottle to take home.


Bread with some awesome balsamic

I had a very nice spaghetti with mozzarella and tomatoes and bacon bits. Continue reading

Around Florence

Italy 2017: Introduction
Alitalia Business Class Chicago to Rome (Airbus A330-200)
Hotel Lungarno (Florence)
Around Florence
Dining in Florence
Il Falconerie (Cortona)
Around Cortona
Dining in Cortona
Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria
Around Rome
Dining in Rome
Alitalia Lounge Rome (FCO)
Lufthansa Business Class Rome to Munich
Lufthansa First Class Lounge Munich
Lufthansa First Class Munich to Chicago
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Around Florence

This installment is going to be just a photo tour of the things that we did. We had a ball in Florence and explored so much!  If anyone has any questions on any activities that we did you can let me know and I will reply in the comments section.  Thanks!

Abbazia di San Mainato al Monte

 

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Hotel Lungarno Review

Italy 2017: Introduction
Alitalia Business Class Chicago to Rome (Airbus A330-200)
Hotel Lungarno (Florence)
Around Florence
Dining in Florence
Il Falconerie (Cortona)
Around Cortona
Dining in Cortona
Rome Cavalieri Waldorf Astoria
Around Rome
Dining in Rome
Alitalia Lounge Rome (FCO)
Lufthansa Business Class Rome to Munich
Lufthansa First Class Lounge Munich
Lufthansa First Class Munich to Chicago
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Hotel Lungarno
 

My family was dropped off by our driver right in front of our Florence accommodation, Hotel Lungarno.  We were greeted by the friendly doorman opening the door for us.  He help grab our luggage and escorted us inside. On the walk in he briefly told us about the property and went over some of the high points.  He advised our bags would arrive to our room shortly and left us in the arrivals lounge area to check in with a nice check in agent.


Hotel Lungarno entrance at night


Hotel Lungarno entrance

Our first impressions were very positive as you walk in you get some nice glimpses of the Arno river, the lifeblood of Florence.   Along the entrance way are some nice bikes for guests to use at their leisure. Continue reading