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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #315 on: May 31, 2018, 06:52:30 PM »
I wish they could figure out something with the Chabad just down the street.
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #316 on: May 31, 2018, 06:53:59 PM »
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Based on a recent thread on ddfb there seems to he some animosity from the venetian community toward chabad there. Not sure if that extends to other Italian cities
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #317 on: May 31, 2018, 07:52:54 PM »
These guys even run a B&B.  It sounded great, but the hashgacha wasn't what I wanted, so I went to Terra di Seta. I enjoyed it. And the area is beautiful. 
What's the story with the hashgocha at cantina giuliano?
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #318 on: May 31, 2018, 08:23:42 PM »
What's the story with the hashgocha at cantina giuliano?
I couldn't get it confirmed as good.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #319 on: June 01, 2018, 06:19:07 AM »
I couldn't get it confirmed as good.
What's the story with the hashgocha at cantina giuliano?
This is the owners response on ddfb.
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #320 on: June 01, 2018, 03:25:42 PM »
+1!
Seat61.com also has tons on info on Europe trains however if you only looking to take one train it might too much info for you.
Prices on Italian trains are variable, kind of airplane ticket so you might get a good deal at the train station but its better to book ahead.

There are also 2 train companies in Italy one is the national rail company - Trenitalia and one is the private one - Italo.
We took both, Italo has nicer trains but the other company is no big deal to take, I would say go based on timing and price.

Agreed on the variable pricing. Ended up costing me a lot more when I bought a ticket last minute assuming the prices were fixed. I took Italo from Rome to Florence to Venice and it was great

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #321 on: June 01, 2018, 05:55:09 PM »
Agreed on the variable pricing. Ended up costing me a lot more when I bought a ticket last minute assuming the prices were fixed. I took Italo from Rome to Florence to Venice and it was great
Do both companies have the high speed rail?
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #322 on: June 02, 2018, 05:54:41 PM »
Yup. Times of how long in between cities should be similar.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #323 on: June 02, 2018, 11:03:46 PM »
You should choose between the two based on schedule and which Rome station you want to leave from.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #324 on: June 03, 2018, 12:14:41 AM »
Any specific places to rent a car in Florence for a day or 2? Need automatic and prefer close go train station?
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #325 on: June 04, 2018, 07:28:06 AM »
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I wonder if the Chabad would certify Chalav Stam/require using only certified (imported) ingredients as opposed to Kosher lists.

In Hawaii, the Chabad of Honolulu does give C"S hashgacha to Lapperts so I guess it's not unheard of for that arrangement to happen.

I spent shabbos with Chabad of Florance a few years ago. The shaliach davened in the Great Synogouge, so I imagine any rumors of animosity are overblown.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #326 on: June 05, 2018, 04:16:59 AM »
Look to be under chief rabbi of Florence. Not sure what that means though...
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Not sure if that changed over the last few months (no reason to say one way or the other) but when they got IKC it was only supposed to be temporary until they settled the Rabbi situation.  I wish they could figure out something with the Chabad just down the street.
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #327 on: June 05, 2018, 04:38:52 AM »
Look to be under chief rabbi of Florence. Not sure what that means though...
I emailed Ruths and they sent me the IKC certificate so maybe under both?

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« Reply #328 on: June 05, 2018, 07:14:50 AM »
I emailed Ruths and they sent me the IKC certificate so maybe under both?
I emailed at 3 am and they said to email that chief rabbinate address
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #329 on: June 05, 2018, 08:37:56 AM »
So would people say that it's kosher to eat there? And is that the only kosher place to eat in Florence ?