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5 Things to do for becoming real Florentines

Palazzo Vecchio

Palazzo Vecchio

In Florence you can live as tourists or travelers, it is a truly international city. But after a few weeks, you really need to become an authentic Florentine. We – at Tuscan Feeling – suggest you to do 5 things to do for becoming authentic Florentines!

5 Things to do for becoming real Florentines

5 Things to do for becoming real Florentines

1) We start from the night. To become true Florentines, one must do something really romantic: admiring the dawn from Piazzale Michelangelo. The panorama, from this historic square just outside the city, is really breathtaking, and it’s the right way to end a night of excesses with a bit of poetry. You arrive by car through Michelangelo Avenue, or climb up the countless steps of the Poggi Ramps that start from the square of the same name. From the belvedere you can admire the Ponte Vecchio, the Duomo, the Bargello, and in the distance the hills of Fiesole and Settignano.

5 Things to do for becoming real Florentines

5 Things to do for becoming real Florentines

2) The rite of initiation to Florentine life is to taste a typical sandwich to the tripe of bovine: the lampredotto, accompanied by a glass of wine. Quite simply, you can enjoy this Florentine delight on your feet, beside the ‘trippaio’. The panino should be seasoned with green sauce or spicy oil, or you may even be asked to soak the upper breadcrumb in the hot sauce. In via de ‘Macci or in the square of Porta Romana you find the best place around. And you may have the chance to meet there someone from Tuscan Feeling‘s staff…

5 Things to do for becoming real Florentines

5 Things to do for becoming real Florentines

3) Wine – especially red – is one of Florentine ‘excellence’. Drinking wine, moderately, is the best way to become true Florentines. You can choose among the best wine shops in the city, or choose a crowded and popular place, but definitely typical. A glass of wine accompanied by a good ‘schacciata’ is the best thing to do. The Antique Vinaio in via de ‘Neri is attended by students, workers, professionals, tourists, simple people, artists, lawyers, university professors and many others. The salami and cheese counter is a spectacle for the eyes and the prices are low.

5 Things to do for becoming real Florentines

5 Things to do for becoming real Florentines

4) One of the most typical things for the Florentines is to eating, anytime, an ice cream in the Badiani shop in Viale dei Mille. When you enter this beautiful ice cream parlor you can see the elegance of the furnishings and the great variety of tastes of the ice creams. Badiani get of his reputation for the “Buontalenti Creme” invention (they got the copyright), a delicate cream and cream flavor, also used to enrich coffee and hot chocolate in lieu of milk or cream.

5 Things to do for becoming real Florentines

5 Things to do for becoming real Florentines

5) To be really a Florentine – there are few alternatives – you have to support the local football team: Fiorentina. It’s hard to understand and explain what it’s like to be a Fiorentina die hard supporter. The link between city and team is very strong. Whoever loves Fiorentina knows that victory is a sort of utopia, but when it comes, it has eternal emotions that will never be forgotten by successive generations, such as the two defeated champions: the first in 1956 and the second in 1969. Joys and sorrows, but that are an integral part of being Florentine. The team got purple colors, and there are few football teams in the world with the same colors. That’s why, the Fiorentina are called also Viola (purple in italian). Are you ready to say: ‘Alé Viola’?

5 Things to do for becoming real Florentines

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5 Things to do for becoming real Florentines