La bottega di Bambi al piano terra del Mercato Centrale di Firenze

Florence, a city of art and a market to discover

Florence is a city full of works of art, monuments and museums, and who are we at Bambi Trippa e Lampredotto not to give you some advice on where to visit?

Fasten your seatbelts as we take you on a tour of the streets of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, obviously Florence!

Ponte Vecchio, reflections on the water in Florence

We begin our tour of Florence starting from Ponte Vecchio one of the most beautiful and famous bridge in the world which brings with it a history full of events. It was built in 1345, then after two hundred and twenty years Cosimo I decided to build the Vasarian Corridor on top of it, i.e. a secret pedestrian path that allowed you to pass from Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti without having to meet the people. Initially there were shops that gave off a bad smell so, to remedy this problem, they were replaced by craftsmen and goldsmiths. Despite this small historical premise, Ponte Vecchio represents one of the most beautiful postcards of Florence that gives a romantic air to the whole area.

The Uffizi Gallery: timeless masterpieces

Continuing with the tour of Florence we stop at the Uffizi Gallery , one of the most visited museums in the world where it is possible to admire works of art by Leonardo , Botticelli , Titian , Caravaggio and countless other artists of eternal fame. It was initially built in 1560 even if there were later modifications. The name of this gallery derives from the fact that they were originally the administrative and judicial offices of Florence. Only in 1769 did it become a place where you can admire spectacular works of art.

Piazza Duomo: the magic of Santa Maria del Fiore

Impossible not to stop in Piazza Duomo : here you can admire Brunelleschi’s Dome, Giotto’s Bell Tower, the Baptistery of San Giovanni and the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, which make the entire square an open-air museum; from every perspective it is something amazing.

We could continue our journey for a long time, granting you postcards for at least 20 days. But we believe that, as a good family of tripe makers, it is right to take one of the most visited attractions in Florence inside, namely the Central Market of Florence .

Central Market of Florence: between food and Florentine history

This place, designed by Giuseppe Mengoni, the same architect of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, is located in the San Lorenzo district . The structure houses many historic shops that attract many Florentines every day but also many tourists curious to visit a piece of Florentine everyday life. Inside the Central Market of Florence there is also the bottega of Bambi Trippa and Lampredotto , a historic business that has been offering its customers dishes of the Florentine culinary tradition for many years. At Bambi you can obviously find his most famous dishes, the lamprey sandwich and the tripe sandwich , as well as obviously many other specialties related to Tuscan cuisine and the recipes of the Bambi family that have been handed down for 130 years: we are talking about peposo, our mythological boiled meat, cheek stew, croutons with tongue, chicken liver terrine, nerves, udder and many other delicacies obtained from the fifth quarter of the animal .

Therefore, during a trip to Florence you certainly cannot ignore a visit to the Central Market: it will be the perfect place to taste Bambi’s typical Florentine cuisine after visiting museums and after admiring some of the most famous works of art in the world.