Two Sandwich Spots in Florence

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Author: The Traveling Professor/Thursday, October 25, 2018/Categories: Italy

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Here are The Professor's picks for 2 sandwich spots in Florence, Italy.

Pane e Toscana
Just a few years ago, there were only a couple of sandwich shops in the heart of Florence.  Now there are a handful in each neighborhood it seems.  Panne e Toscana is a fast and cheap shop with many choices.  Cash and coins (only up to about 5 euros for a panini) are a must in this fast paced environment, along with fast and efficient ordering - they do not tolerate long musings over the menu.  I’d suggest a warm sandwich with chestnuts and mushrooms - Garfagnino schiacciata to both vegetarians and non-vegetarians as it is a blend of flavors unfamiliar in the US.  Do not expect to sit at one of their two tables, however they usually have two benches out front in nice weather.

Address: Borgo degli Albizi, 31, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy,11.2608003,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xaf317ed1475a94eb?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjLtcSE6ZPWAhXp5oMKHVITCRsQ_BIIkAEwEA 

Meet Marco at his sandwich shop, Semel, a tiny space that I would have not noticed off of the Sant'Ambrogio market if I had not been suggested to go there by the wine connoisseur of Touch.  Marco, with his broken english, is very friendly to each person who walks into his shop.  A list of sandwich fillings in both Italian and English lines many small blackboards, which makes it very easy to order a cheap lunch.  At off-peak times, Marco insists that his customers sit and relax as he prepares their meals.  Try a glass of wine, ask him for a suggestion, with your pear, truffle, and gorgonzola sandwich.

Address: Piazza Lorenzo Ghiberti, 44, 50122 Firenze FI, Italy,11.2670055,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x610e1c8b72c1b9e9!8m2!3d43.7709293!4d11.2670055  


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