Giovanna e Marco: Foodies tour Firenze

Come on a foodies tour of Florence with us, Giovanna and Marco (Italian aliases courtesy of our tour guide).

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To start in Italy one must always begin with an espresso.

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and a nice light breakfast – sfogliatina alla crema at Pasticceria Sieni.

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Heading to Florence’s central market for a hearty second breakfast. Slow braised veal panino.

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Don’t forget the hot sauce.

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A quick meander around the market and a stop off to taste some cheese and salumi.

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So much cheese.

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So much parmigiano.

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A major highlight – balsamic appreciation. So delicious!

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Balsamic on everything!

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Can you be a foodie in Florence without the obligatory wine tasting? I think not, and also ensure that you get a good grappa spritzing. Grappa immersion is apparently the only way to appreciate it. Grappa immersion is messy so the camera was put away.

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And wrapping up an Italian food tour should end with gelati. Not once.

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Dairy lovers: Melon and pistachio. Non dairy: Melon and watermelon.
Not twice.

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Dairy lovers: Cheesecake, raspberry mousse and chocolate. Non dairy: Fig and chocolate. Note this was the best ever!
But thrice.

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Dairy lovers: Tiramisu and coffee. Non dairy: Grape and limon.
Too much gelati? Maybe or maybe not?

A special thanks to our friends for sending us on this wonderful food tour of Florence.

This would make for a great day…

If this were to be a day, it would make for a great day!

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Daily Post photo challenge catch up: Creepy, beneath our feet and inspiration

Creepy spider infestation in Ungasan, Bali.

I have been travelling and missed a few weeks of the Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge, so here are the last two in one bumper edition working backwards…

Flash back to last week’s challenge and let’s take a look at what’s beneath our feet.

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Underneath this bridge in Paris is a wonderful example of picturesque functional design.

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Flash back two week’s to inspiration. What inspires me? Travel of course… and the journey along the way, what we stumble across and the espresso we find 🙂

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Italian Colozione

Espresso musings

My photography muse must be coffee, a wonderful cup of magical espresso to start any day and any photo adventure. When I scroll through my photo albums each day seems to start with a delicious espresso. I see its golden goodness and can’t help but take a photo to attempt to capture its perfection a little longer. I cannot resist a great espresso shot!

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Italian Colozione

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