|The next day we visited
The San Lorenzo Street Market
which surrounds Mercato Centrale (Central Market) The street market has stands and more stands of vendors selling fine Italian leather goods
and lots of other merchandise -
The Mercato Centrale has
many vendors selling the most gorgeous looking meats,
salamis, fish, cheeses and so much more. We had a porchetta (roasted pork)
sandwich and an Italian beer for lunch - and when I saw the other fresh
foods in the market, I was sorry that we hadn't rented an apartment so I could
cook our meals with the exquisite looking foods being sold.
On our last evening in Florence, we didn't
really want a full dinner so we wandered around town until we came upon
The Garden Restaurant - upon entering it looked like a nice, clean diner-style
restaurant that we have here in NYC and of course in towns all over the USA. We could see that they had wood burning ovens and so pizza was what we ordered. My
pizza had a red pepper and prosciutto topping and my husband had his favorite
pizza topping of anchovies.
We also enjoyed a Greek style salad which had crisp fresh greens and ripe
tomatoes and was well presented and
delicious. We ordered a carafe of red wine which was quite suitable for
Upon leaving this casual restaurant, we
noticed that in the front windows they had a video which we somehow didn't
notice on the way in - I took a few photos of the of the video showing the pizza
being made which I thought was
an innovative way for the restaurant to promote itself to people walking by!