Points of interest

This page reports a short list of places where to eat, in the area around the conference venue, and a selection of restaurants, museums and monuments and other venues for leisure time. For each location is provided a link to Google Maps. The document is available also as PDF file.

Disclaimer: conference chairs have no connection with any of these places and this list is based on the opinions of the local chairs; use at your own risk!

Maps for all the places listed in this document (and many more):

Where to eat

Breakfast

  • Caffè Lazzi – Piazza della Stazione, 4-red, 50123 Firenze – goo.gl/nP9y
  • Bar Tonarelli – Piazza della Stazione, 19-red, 50123 Firenze – goo.gl/cWzD
  • Il Re Gelato – Viale Strozzi Filippo, 8, 50129 Firenze – goo.gl/iuqp
  • Cafè Deluxeè – Piazza dell’Indipendenza, 50129 Firenze – goo.gl/xRBX
  • Bar Bonaiuti – Via Panzani, 44, 50123 Firenze – goo.gl/zBrk

 

Lunch

  • Bar
  • Fibbi – Via Nazionale, 134-red, 50123 Firenze – goo.gl/4VXu
  • Cafè Deluxeè – Piazza dell’Indipendenza, 50129 Firenze – goo.gl/xRBX – lunch and brunch bar
  • Il Re Gelato – Viale Strozzi Filippo, 8, 50129 Firenze – goo.gl/iuqp – Sicilian ice cream and pastries; Arancini siciliani (stuffed rice balls)
  • Restaurant
  • Buca Lapi – Via del trebbio, 1/r – 50123 – Firenze – goo.gl/maps/YE9P – traditional Tuscan cuisine
  • Belcore – Via dell’Albero, 28-r-30-r, 50123 Firenze – goo.gl/maps/E4be – creative and Tuscan cuisine
  • Lob’s – Via Faenza, 75, 50123 Firenze – goo.gl/maps/IhIA7 – fish restaurant
  • Kosher: Ruth’s Kosher Jewish Restaurant – Via Luigi Carlo Farini, 2A, 50121 Firenze – goo.gl/2ZSH
  • Vegetarian (in general, Italian cuisine is vegetarian friendly): Il Vegetariano – Via delle Ruote, 30-red, 50129 Firenze – goo.gl/OnxZ
  • Trattorie / Pizza

A trattoria is an eating establishment, less formal than a ristorante.

  • Trattoria i Due G – Via Bernardo Cennini, 6, 50123 Firenze – goo.gl/6DTs – small, traditional cuisine
  • Trattoria Enzo e Piero -  Via Faenza, 105-red, 50123 Firenze – goo.gl/1HdG
  • Al Chirola – Viale Filippo Strozzi, 16, 50129 Firenze – goo.gl/2NIj – good pizza
  • Osteria I’ Tozzo di Pane – Via Guelfa, 94, 50129 Firenze – goo.gl/aogp
  • Trattoria Gozzi - Piazza di San Lorenzo, 8R 50123 Firenze‎ - goo.gl/maps/oLnKS
  • Trattoria Guelfa – Via Guelfa, 103, 50129 Firenze – goo.gl/yk0o – typical Tuscany cuisine
  • Il Profeta – Borgo Ognissanti, 93-r 50123 Firenze – goo.gl/vTOK – good but a bit pricey
  • Fiaschetteria Nuvoli – Piazza dell’olio, 15 – 50123 – Firenze – goo.gl/HkW2 – cheap typical cuisine in the center of the city
  • Pizzeria La Dantesca – Via Panzani, 57, 50123 Firenze – goo.gl/cL4m – good pizza
  • Il Giardino – Via Guelfa, 126, 50129 Firenze – goo.gl/HbUL
  • Zazà – Via della Stufa, 25-r, 50123 Firenze – goo.gl/rbBc – traditional cuisine, often crowded
  • Fast food
  • Lampredotto (traditional Florentine street food): Nerbone – Mercato Centrale, Via dell’Ariento, 87-r, 50123 Firenze – goo.gl/GnXY – lampredotto (tripe) sandwiches, according to the Florentine tradition
  • Pastarito – Via Luigi Alamanni, 3, 50123 Firenze – goo.gl/maps/Hk5oN – pizza & pasta chain restaurant
  • Banki Ramen – Via dei banchi, 14/r – 50123 – Firenze – goo.gl/vxNa – just ramen
  • Amon – Via Palazzuolo, 28-red, 50123 Firenze – goo.gl/WVxl – kebab
  • McDonald – inside the train station and in front of it – goo.gl/suos – you’ll lose all your karma points

Dinner

  • Florentine Steak: it’s the Tuscany’s signature dish, made from Chianina beef.
  • Trattoria Mario – Via rosina, 2/r – 50123 – Firenze – goo.gl/maps/0yXb – historical place, with homemade style cuisine
  • Il Latini – Via dei Palchetti, 6/r – 50123 – Firenze – goo.gl/maps/zRO8 – historical, but it’s becoming a tourist attraction. Expect long queues.
  • Perseus – Viale don Giovanni Minzoni, 10/r – 50129 – Firenze – goo.gl/maps/aHqu – may look like a place for tourists, but it’s good
  • Trattoria Il Sostanza (detto il Troia) – Via del Porcellana, 25/r – 50123 – Firenze – goo.gl/maps/rAqy – Founded in 1869, is one of the most famous trattorie of Florence
  • Trattoria
  • Trattoria Marione – Via della Spada, 27/r – 50123 – Firenze – goo.gl/maps/V9bE – Tuscan cuisine at a good price
  • Trattoria Sabatino – Via Pisana, 2, 50143 Firenze – goo.gl/2q0M – cheap and typical cuisine
  • Al Tranvai – Piazza Torquato Tasso, 14 50124 Firenze – goo.gl/dIwI – homemade Tuscan cuisine
  • Trattoria 4 Leoni – Via de’ Vellutini, 1-red, 50125 Firenze – goo.gl/Ei5R
  • Ristorante Pizza e Carbone A Casa Mia – Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti, 5-red, 50122 Firenze – goo.gl/maps/u21F – cheap and good, grilled meat is signature dish
  • Elegant
  • La Giostra – Borgo Pinti 12/r, Santa Croce, 50121 Firenze – goo.gl/maps/jL2m – cozy and romantic (but pricey)
  • Cibréo – Via A. del Verrocchio 8/r, Santa Croce, 50121 Firenze – goo.gl/maps/re0z – Tuscan cuisine from one of the most famous chef of Florence
  • Taverna del Bronzino – Via delle ruote, 25-27/r – 50129 – Firenze – goo.gl/maps/SKvz – for serious foodies

Where to drink

Aperitivo / Bars / Pubs / Clubs

Aperitivo in Italy started as a pre-dinner drink, but in recent years it has grown to include enough food to serve as a replacement dinner. Typically you buy your drinks and then you can go through that place’s buffet line as many times as you want. A good aperitivo ranges from 6 to 10 euro.

  • Bar delle Oblate (on top floor of the public library) – Via Sant’Egidio, 21, 50122 Firenze – goo.gl/nTMn – have your aperitivo with an incredible view of the Duomo
  • Casa della Creatività -  Vicolo di Santa Maria Maggiore, 1, 50123 Firenze – goo.gl/maps/So93 – nice location in a cloister in the city center
  • Caffè Slowly – Via Porta Rossa, 63, 50123 Firenze – goo.gl/maps/2xkd – posh, music with a DJ.
  • Rex Cafè – Via Fiesolana, 25-red, 50122 Firenze – goo.gl/maps/S6m1 – for an aperitivo, but it is open until late night
  • La Divina Enoteca – Via Panicale, 19/r, 50123 Firenze – goo.gl/maps/DQn8 – aperitivo
  • Caffè S. Ambrogio -  Piazza di Sant’Ambrogio 7 – Firenze  – goo.gl/maps/GHx8 – vibrant, lots of people
  • Porfirio Rubirosa – Viale Filippo Strozzi 18r – Firenze – goo.gl/76YX – posh, Japanese chef for sushi/sashimi
  • Jazz Club – Via Nuova de’ Caccini, 3, 50121 Firenze – goo.gl/gfHb – historical jazz club, requires low cost membership
  • Be Bop Live Music – Via dei Servi, 76, 50122 Firenze – goo.gl/4kjr – live music in a basement

Monuments, landmarks and museums

You can book online tickets for several museums and galleries, useful to avoid long queues at the Uffizi gallery:

  • Polo museale fiorentino – www.uffizi.firenze.it
  • Duomo – Piazza del Duomo, 1, 50122 Firenze – goo.gl/ajbB
  • Palazzo della Signoria – Piazza della Signoria, 4, 50122 Firenze – goo.gl/CMVY
  • Galleria degli Uffizi – Piazzale degli Uffizi, 50122 Firenze – goo.gl/ginV
  • Galleria dell’Accademia – Via Ricasoli, 22-red, 50122 Firenze – goo.gl/V4I5
  • Palazzo Strozzi – Piazza degli Strozzi, 1, 50123 Firenze – goo.gl/vSok
  • Orsanmichele – Via Orsanmichele, 7, 50123 Firenze – goo.gl/2RjD
  • Museo di S. Marco – Piazza di San Marco, 1, 50121 Firenze – goo.gl/5cFf
  • Museo Marino Marini -  Piazza di San Pancrazio, 1, 50123 Firenze, Italia – http://goo.gl/rJfB
  • MNAF – Piazza Santa Maria Novella 14A rosso, 50123 Firenze – goo.gl/8636
  • Palazzo Strozzi – Piazza degli Strozzi, 1, 50123 Firenze, Italia -  goo.gl/9ZvN
  • Museo dell’Opera del Duomo – Piazza del Duomo, 9, 50122 Firenze – goo.gl/K98N

 

Leisure

  • Odeon – Piazza Strozzi, 2, 50123 Firenze – goo.gl/maps/rXrRl – English soundtrack
  • Golf Club Parco di Firenze – Via dell’Isolotto, 50142 Firenze – goo.gl/mSFB
  • Golf Club Centanni – Loc. Croce a Varliano, Via di Centanni, 8, 50012 Bagno a Ripoli – goo.gl/RazB

 

Services / Travel / Emergency

  • Print / copies
  • La Fotocopia – Via San Gallo, 7, 50129 Firenze – goo.gl/maps/QJmW2
  • Tecnicopia – 5, Via Ridolfi, Firenze, FI 50129, 50129 – goo.gl/3SeP
  • Sidicopy – 29, Viale F.Lli Rosselli, Firenze, FI 50144 – goo.gl/lqZe
  • Official University of Florence shop -  Via del Proconsolo 12 – 50122 – Firenze – goo.gl/Gdz3 – buy the original shirts and sweaters of the University of Florence
  • Airport
  • Firenze Peretola -  www.aeroporto.firenze.it
  • Train station
  • Santa Maria Novella – Piazza della Stazione, 50123 Firenze – goo.gl/zHGY
  • Pharmacy
  • What to say in an Italian pharmacy: goo.gl/fY8E
  • Farmacia Comunale – Piazza della Stazione (inside the station) – goo.gl/HhOj
  • Farmacia Torrini – Via Guelfa, 84, 50129 Firenze – goo.gl/OKVK
  • Emergency phone number: 113 – Medical emergency phone number: 118
  • Police – Piazza del Duomo, 5, 50122 Firenze – goo.gl/PzSk
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