Top 4 Panini Places in Firenze

Firenze: The City of Molti Panini. With a vinaio on every corner and lampredotto as far as the eye can see, it can be difficult to weed out which sandwich spots are worth your time and euros.

Tuscany is famous for pecorino cheese, unsalted bread, and salami Tuscano, but the panini possibilities are truly endless at the fine establishments below. If you haven’t checked them out, go now, before it’s too late!

I Due Fratellini 

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Two Brothers? More like Too Delicious!!! Due Fratellini is definitely the best bang for your buck. For 3 euro and some change you can have a sandwich that will rock your gosh dang world! Add a nice takeaway cup of wine to the mix and you’ve got Italian street food at its best! Located right across from Chieso/Museo Orsanmichele and down the street from Piazza della Signora, this is the perfect pit stop for a quick and delicious sammys when you’re on-the-go!

All’Antico Vinaio

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All’Antico Vinaio is an absolute staple of Firenze.   Ordering a sandwich from All’Antico Vinaio is like buying a one-way ticket to Flavor Town, population: You. The thick focaccia bread and generous meat and cheese portions will fill you up without costing you the big bucks. Located right down the street from the famous Galleria degli Uffizi, All Antico Vinaio couldn’t be easier to find. Just look for the long line of hungry Italians waiting to get their hands on one of All’Antico’s savory sandoozles.

Salumeria Verdi (AKA Pino’s Sandwiches)

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It is absolutely bananas how delicious Pino’s sandwiches are. If you’re near Santa Croce, you’ve just gotta to stop by Pino’s. My favorite is the “The Best.” This magic combo of tender roast beef, eggplant, la bomba (or “spicy” as Pino calls it), pecorino, arugula, and fresh tomatoes truly earns this sandwich its name.  In addition to the excellent sandwiches, it doesn’t hurt that Pino may just be the friendliest man in Firenze. The warmth and excitement that Pino exhibits anytime someone walks through the door is just an added benefit to his delicious sandwiches.

Vinaino di Parte Guelfa

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If you want a true, authentic Italian sandwich experience, look no further than Vinaino di Parte Guelfa. This hidden gem of Florence is run by the dynamic brother duo of Leonardo and Luca, who are happy to help you figure out which sandwich is best for you. Vinaino di Parte Guelfa is located behind the H&M on a side street of via Pellicerria and is frequented almost exclusively by locals, so it’s a great place to practice your Italiano! 

The 20 Rules Never to Break in Italy

 

When first arriving to Florence, it’s easy to get lost in questions regarding what is socially acceptable now that you’re no longer in the comfort of your own home. For example, how do you order a coffee? What is the difference between un caffé and un caffé lungo? It’s 70 degrees out, why is everyone wearing a coat? What? I have to pay for the grocery bag? What is the new world I’ve entered? Well thankfully, these questions are so frequently asked that famous youtuber Marco who goes by “Marco in a Box” decided to make a video about it! Here are the 20 rules you are not supposed to break in Italy.

 

 

 

So, what do you think? Do you see these behaviors while you’re abroad in Florence? Did “Marco in the Box” leave anything out that has still left you confused? Let us know and the crew here at study abroad Florence will do our research to answer your questions to the best of our ability!

Rescue Italian!

Learning a new language can be difficult, but having some key phrases in your back pocket can be very useful if you’re ever in a jam at the pizzeria.  Here are some phrases and sayings that can help!

Do you speak English? —— Parli inglese?

Hello——Ciao

Thank you —— Grazie (grah-tzee-eh)

You’re welcome —— Prego

Now —— Allora
ex. Allora… Come va?

I would like —— Vorrei
ex. Vorrei un caffe per favore!

Can I have? —— Posso avere
ex. Posso avere un caffe per favore?

Excuse me ——- Scusa or Scusi

Reservation —— Prenotazione

Where is the bathroom? —— Dov’e il bagno?

My name is… —— Mi chiamo…

What is your name? —— Come ti chiami?

I’m sorry —— Mi dispiace

I don’t know —— Non lo so

How are you? —— Come va?

I’m fine, thanks —— Bene, grazie

Pizza —— Pizza

Good day! —— Buongiorno

I don’t understand —— Non capisco

When do you close? —— Quando chiuse?

Open —— Aperto