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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #200 on: March 04, 2015, 09:52:04 AM »
He didn't say to ask the local Shliach.

Correct

I was just cautioning against that

I asked a respected Halachic authority in NY who referred me to a couple of different Rabbonim in Europe and both told me that it was ok

Not sure what everyone's different standards are so this is obviously not a blanket ruling

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #201 on: March 04, 2015, 09:54:57 AM »
I asked several Rabbonim in Europe including the Chief Rabbi of Rome and all said Ruths was ok. There are certainly politics w local Chabad as they opened across the street so I wouldn't exactly say that the local Shliach is the right person to ask
Trust me, I didn't ask the local shliach
And I didn't give any ruling at all. I just said to AYLOR
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #202 on: March 04, 2015, 10:37:20 AM »
My Rabbi told me he trusts Rabbi Eidlitz from kosherquest.org and that I should speak to him for finding out who to rely on in Europe. I called him, and for Italy, he gave me the phone number for the Chabad Rabbi in Milan and told me he can be relied on for Italy questions. That Rabbi said not to go to Ruth's. But, again, that's just my Rabbi.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #203 on: March 04, 2015, 10:43:01 AM »
Chabad opened across the street a restaurant? Whats the name?

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #204 on: March 04, 2015, 10:46:36 AM »
Chabad opened across the street a restaurant? Whats the name?
When I was there (just a random weekday afternoon) Chabad had a storefront, but it didn't seem like a restaurant at all.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #205 on: July 23, 2015, 05:52:34 AM »
Going to Florence for one day and can't decide what to do, any suggestions?  Btw I'm not so interested in museums/art.. Thanks

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #206 on: July 23, 2015, 06:36:50 AM »
Going to Florence for one day and can't decide what to do, any suggestions?  Btw I'm not so interested in museums/art.. Thanks
I did 1/2 day in Florence and the other half in Pisa. Maybe you can get some ideas from what I did.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #207 on: February 28, 2016, 09:26:37 PM »
Has anyone been to the Tuscany region?

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #208 on: February 28, 2016, 11:32:03 PM »
Has anyone been to the Tuscany region?
Yup, drove  from Rome to Florence and spent the night in Piensa.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #209 on: February 29, 2016, 12:02:34 AM »
Going to Florence for one day and can't decide what to do, any suggestions?  Btw I'm not so interested in museums/art.. Thanks

One day is perfect, walk... Get lost.. Walk some more.. Over some bridges.. Go to Ruth's I think its called to eat.. Tour the shul.. Stay at the St. Regis!

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #210 on: February 29, 2016, 12:38:31 AM »

One day is perfect, walk... Get lost.. Walk some more.. Over some bridges.. Go to Ruth's I think its called to eat.. Tour the shul.. Stay at the St. Regis!
That's basically what I did.. Had a great time..

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #211 on: February 29, 2016, 12:48:34 AM »
One day in Florence is enough, I agree, but if you want to tour Tuscany you need more time than that.

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Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #212 on: February 29, 2016, 01:01:10 AM »
One day in Florence is enough, I agree, but if you want to tour Tuscany you need more time than that.
unless you are a museum/art guy then you would need a lot more time

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #213 on: February 29, 2016, 01:02:23 AM »
unless you are a museum/art guy then you would need a lot more time
Obviously, if you like art you need longer in Florence.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #214 on: February 29, 2016, 01:09:52 AM »
Obviously, if you like art you need longer in Florence.

I dont like art, I love art. Was very dissapointed by the quality of the pieces both in Venice & Florence.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #215 on: February 29, 2016, 01:29:02 AM »
I dont like art, I love art. Was very dissapointed by the quality of the pieces both in Venice & Florence.
Venice isn't known for art, Florence is known for some. I assume you like the museums in Paris better?

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #216 on: February 29, 2016, 06:56:57 AM »
One day is perfect, walk... Get lost.. Walk some more.. Over some bridges.. Go to Ruth's I think its called to eat.. Tour the shul.. Stay at the St. Regis!
I suggest looking into Ruth's before eating there.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #217 on: February 29, 2016, 07:17:40 AM »
We've had this argument before but I'm still shocked when people don't include the David on any one day in Florence itinerary
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #218 on: February 29, 2016, 07:17:49 AM »
I suggest looking into Ruth's before eating there.
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #219 on: February 29, 2016, 09:14:22 AM »
How hard is it to get around the Tuscany region by public transportation? ie in Siena there is a kosher winery under the OK.