Yesterday we headed to the center of Florence for a Sunday stroll. Weather was amazing and we walked more than six kilometres which is not so bad for a five-year-old girl.
We found ourselves in Piazza della Repubblica trying to figure out where to have lunch. We wanted to sit outside but we didn't want to walk a lot since we had already put several kilometres behind us. If you know Florence you probably also know that the area around Piazza della Repubblica isn't the most "local minded" area in terms of nice eateries - and definitely not if you want to sit outside.
Suddenly I saw a sign pointing towards a courtyard: Urban garden, street food, free wi-fi. To be honest the sign looked a bit like another tourist trap, but the word street food convinced me.
"Let's have a look", I said. So we did - and it was anything but a tourist trap.
Giardino Torrigiani is a private garden in Florence which is supposed to be really beautiful. (I haven't been able to visit it yet). Inside Giardino Torrigiani you find the Serre Torrigiani (Greenhouses) and a few days ago a little piece of this magic place was brought into the center of Florence.
Serre Torrigiani in Piazzetta is located inside a little courtyard which has been filled up with green plants and nice garden tables. A street food trunk is placed in here and this is where you can order your sandwich or one of the other Tuscan delicacies on the menu. (They both have vegan and vegetarian sandwiches!). The place also sells coffee and it stays open for aperitivo time.
Serre Torrigiani in Piazzetta is like a little oasis inside the center - you completely forget where you are and I predict this is going to be super popular this summer. I know for sure we'll be back.
For more info visit the website of Serre Torrigiani in Piazzetta.