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Itinerary for Florence/Rome/Amalfi - any advice?

by LaLaLisa 1 year ago

Hi all! My husband and I are going on our honeymoon to Italy in April and food is a big part of the trip! I've put together an itinerary with a lot of the info here and on Katie Parla's site, b...

Feedback on my Florence, Perugia, Rome restos

by Scagnetti 1 year ago

We're a 70 year old couple, first time travelers to Italy, enjoy a drink, good walkers so here is our 411. All of these choices were sourced from Chowhound, food websites and the book Italy for ...

I found the best restaurant in Florence!

by roseberk1 1 year ago

I just got back from Florence and ate the best Italian food I've ever had in my life at Il Vecchio Cigno. Thought I'd share this little secret with my fellow Chowhounders! Not a big menu but everyt...

A Crudo, Florence

by GrumpyHusband 1 year ago

Near Santo Spirito. Basically a small bistro serving raw items. Fabulous atmosphere in a quaint store front. owner, Nicolas was engaging and fun. We asked him to choose plates for us. A spicy beef ...

Thoughts on a Few Restaurants in Florence

by mitchleeny 1 year ago

We're going to be spending a few nights in Florence, before heading to Rome. Wonder if anyone has tried any of the following places: Essenziale La Bottega Del Buon Caffè La Cucina del Ghia...

Food for Shore Excursions Florence Rome Naples Venice Ferraro Modena

by glecroy 1 year ago

Sorry for the long post but I could use some help. We are going on a Mediterranean cruise in June 2018 and have very little time to see everything once we leave the ship. It will be our first tim...

Long Thanksgiving Week Trip Report (Rome, Florence, Orvieto)

by concordcourtney 1 year ago

Thanks to all here who offered advice and also to the websites of Mss. Minchelli, Parla, and Fant we ate a lot of great food during our recent trip. In brief, we were a party of three: myself, my h...

4 days in Florence - restaurant critique

by ekartash 2 years ago

We are off to Florence next week for 4 nights. We studied abroad there about 15 years ago and have been back a few time since. While we have our few favorites, we wanted to add some new destinati...

Christmas 2017 in Florence

by acwernick 1 year ago

I saw that there are older discussions on this topic, but wanted to know if anyone has recent suggestions for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dining for a family of four (including two teenagers) i...

Help plan a tour to Rome

by Wiari 1 year ago

My wife and I are planning a trip to Rome for our 10th anniversary next year. We are looking to go in the Spring (April - May), and stay 5-6 nights. We have never traveled international, so this wi...

Trip Report: Venice, Emilia Romagna, Cinque Terre, Tuscany

by aphie 1 year ago

Just returned from our first trip to Venice, Emilia Romagna, Cinque Terre and Tuscany. Had many great meals and many many gelatos during our two weeks. Thanks to all the contributors to Chowhound w...

Milan, Lake Como, Liguria, Florence - September 2017

by hucklecat 2 years ago

A few notes from my 2+ weeks in Italy. Piemonte specifics here: https://www.chowhound.com/post/piemonte-september-2017-1062869 MILAN: I spent a busy week in Milan for work and my free time was ...

Florence Itinerary Review

by SaraPA 2 years ago

We are visiting Florence for the first time Fri Sept 1 and leaving Tuesday AM. Staying in an apartment near the Duomo. I could use some help/advice/review of an itinerary Fri: Arriving around...

Florence itinerary and Sunday dinner questions

by aphie 2 years ago

I will be visiting Florence in October for a first-time visit. We will be arriving Friday night and dropping off our rental car and flying out Monday afternoon. I am having trouble finding a recomm...


by Multifoiled 2 years ago

Has anyone been to this newish restaurant? I read a write up of it on Elizabeth Minchilli's blog and it intrigued me. I also saw it listed on Eater's 10 Hottest new restaurants in Florence posted 1...

Itinerary advice and brunch

by SaraPA 2 years ago

I am trying to find a nice Sunday brunch in Florence in September. I am aware of Le Vespe and The Diner; looking for something, well, a little more brunch-y :-) Also not looking for a super exp...

Please help a solo diner traveling to Venice, Garda, Milan, and Florence in early July looking for recommendations

by vinominer 2 years ago

I am looking for restaurant and wine bar suggestions in Venice, Gardone (lago di garda), Milan, and Florence. I will be traveling solo in late June and early July and prefer to eat at the bar or so...

Italy Itinerary Comments welcome

by Bababooey 2 years ago

My wife and I get 9 days in Italy in early September. Looking for input/insights to help make this a great food/wine trip where we do things we wouldn't/couldn't do if our kids were with us: Da...

Solo diner in Florence

by vinominer 2 years ago

I am looking for restaurant and wine bar suggestions in Florence. I will be in Florence in early July and prefer to eat somewhere more fun for a solo diner. The place can be any price, though I wou...

Firenze dinner recommendations

by LABeam 2 years ago

Planning to be in Florence for 4 nights, group of 5 people. Staying in Oltrarno. I would really welcome some suggestions/critique. Not looking for cheap or bargain places but rather quality and ...