Tag: Tuscany

there’s more to florence than just the duomo

there’s more to florence than just the duomo

1. La Porta del Paradiso (Ghiberti’s Doors of Paradise) - at the time of my visit (September 2014), the museum was closed. However, they have one set of doors displayed outside. If you want to get anywhere near that door, go in the early evening to avoid the hoards of tourists. It’s not AS crowded…..keyword, “As”. … Continue reading there’s more to florence than just the duomo

exploring mercato centrale

exploring mercato centrale

Mercato Centrale (Central Market) - I will never forget this place. This is where I had my first authentic Italian pasta experience. Linguine al pesto, adorned with bite-sized pieces of green beans and potatoes, showered lovingly (and generously) with parmesan (?) cheese. I’m talking about FRESH pasta - wait half an hour - made to order pasta. … Continue reading exploring mercato centrale