Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Il Santino, via Santo Spirito

We eat out a lot on holiday:
places that we have researched in advance,
recommendations from locals,
menus that catch our eye.

My best meal during our week in Florence
was a spur of the moment choice:
Il Santino on Via Santo Spirito.

Il Santino is a tiny wine bar
attached to a well known restaurant,
Osteria del Santo Bevitore.

We stopped for a light Sunday lunch:
a tomato salad, glass of wine, good bread.

The food is freshly prepared in front of you
and the wine is chosen according to what you eat.

There was a curiously zen atmosphere,
very peaceful and relaxing.
We read 'Il Messagero'
and planned our week in Florence.

I finally permitted myself to breathe out
during that hour perched on cafe chairs.

I can't promise Il Santino will transform your life too
but I can definitely recommend
the tomato and mozzarella salad.


  1. Maybe the names of the place and street have something to do with the peaceful atmosphere..?
    So glad to see you here again and read your words.

    1. I must admit that I hadn't made that connection but yes, I think so.


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