A night out in Firenze.

In the Santa Maria Novella neighborhood, Trattoria Sostanza on Via de Porcellana, is one of the most popular Tuscan eateries in Florence. A local, hole-in-the-wall restaurant, with a different variety than most other Florentine joints. It has family-style dining and history literally covering their walls, it’s a cool spot you definitely want reservations for. DSC_0828

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Each day they hand write their menu and change out items to ensure the dishes they are preparing are fresh.

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By the end of the day… we were all wined-out, so we ordered a Coke Cola, and it came in a retro glass bottle.
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Their simple pasta with meat sauce for a primi, cooked al dente.
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Their famous buttered chicken in an egg, butter, and oil sauce, topped with lemon.
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So juicy!
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My favorite, the artichoke pie. Artichoke wrapped in layers of lightly fried egg. Delicious!
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On the way home we made a pit stop at Gelateria Santa Trinita.
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Walking home through the quiet streets of Florence.
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Piazza Signorina lit up at night.

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My most admired statue, “The Rape of the Sabine Woman.”

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The bell tower of Palazzo Vecchio in Piazza Signorina.
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Neptune Fountain in Piazza Signorina, one of Florence’s very few fountains.
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And finally walking back to Santa Croce, belly incredibly full and ready for some sleep. Buona notte from Italy!
Mulberry Ink

A lifestyle blog about travel, food, wanderlust, DIY, photography, and happiness.

4 thoughts on “A night out in Firenze.

  1. I love these photos! I met my daughter in Florence, Christmas 2014….it was my favorite city..that and Rome! Your pics brought back the beauty of this amazing place. Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

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