I'm doing some late planning for our trip to Italy in October. I've been reading the boards and taking some notes, but I thought I'd try to get a few succinct answers with my own post.
We will be in Florence for six days. We have an apartment with a rudimentary kitchen across the street from the Accademia Gallery on Via Ricasoli. We hope to do some in-home cooking, but mostly eating out.
For most dinners, we'd prefer small, casual, authentic trattorias to modern multi star spots. Do I need recommendations for this type of eating, or might it be easier to walk around and take our chances? Also, I heard there is a good market near this location, but I've lost my notes about it.
In case you can't tell, I'm a slightly anxious (but totally thrilled) first-timer to Italy. Very excited about all the sites to see, and a bit overwhelmed. Any ideas and opinions are welcome!
(I've split this off from a joint inquiry for Rome and Florence, so if you already responded to that thread, I've saved your advice.)