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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #330 on: June 05, 2018, 09:18:32 AM »
Ask for a local Teudah.
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #331 on: June 05, 2018, 09:41:01 AM »
Look to be under chief rabbi of Florence. Not sure what that means though...
Confusing... the name of the Rabbi in the email does not match the name of the Rabbi that the owner of the store provided you with in your Facebook screenshot.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #332 on: June 05, 2018, 09:43:35 AM »
Confusing... the name of the Rabbi in the email does not match the name of the Rabbi that the owner of the store provided you with in your Facebook screenshot.
It's the same screenshot...
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #333 on: June 05, 2018, 09:44:24 AM »
Confusing... the name of the Rabbi in the email does not match the name of the Rabbi that the owner of the store provided you with in your Facebook screenshot.
And the name does match...


Ask for a local Teudah.

I replied back to the rabbi asking for it. When I asked Ruths in original email they directed me to the rabbi. Will follow up with both.
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #334 on: June 05, 2018, 09:48:24 AM »
Honestly, it is probably as good as any dairy in Italy is. Chabad not recommending it is not indicative of any problems with the hechsher per se...

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #335 on: June 05, 2018, 09:57:37 AM »
Screenshot 1 from owner on Facebook saying the Rabbi's name is Rav Didi Of Livorno:


Screenshot 2 from certifying Rabbi via email which has the Rabbi's name as Rav Amadeo Spagnoletto.


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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #336 on: June 05, 2018, 10:29:42 AM »
Hello?!?
Isn't Eli Gauthier talking about his winery and restaurant Cantina Giuliano which is under the hashgacha of a Livorno Rav?
Ruth's is apparently under the hashgacha of local Florence rabbinate.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #337 on: June 05, 2018, 10:42:04 AM »
Screenshot 1 from owner on Facebook saying the Rabbi's name is Rav Didi Of Livorno:
Screenshot 2 from certifying Rabbi via email which has the Rabbi's name as Rav Amadeo Spagnoletto.
Oh, gully!
Hello?!?
Isn't Eli Gauthier talking about his winery and restaurant Cantina Giuliano which is under the hashgacha of a Livorno Rav?
Ruth's is apparently under the hashgacha of local Florence rabbinate.
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #338 on: June 05, 2018, 11:09:40 AM »
Ok I have not been following the conversation well. #Guilty

Pro-tip: R' Eidlitz from KosherQuest said I can rely on Chabad of Milan to give me opinions on the other Rabbanim of Italy. Now that you have specific names, why not contact them to ask if these Rabbis are reliable?

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #339 on: June 05, 2018, 11:40:56 AM »
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #340 on: June 05, 2018, 09:51:04 PM »
@ckmk47 given your issues finding terra di seta, is it a bad idea to be driving in tuscany at night (id be going from terra di seta to cantina giuliano)

....and never mind. I got my yscheudle confused. I'm likely doing terra di seta at 11 then driving to cantina giuliano for a 5pm tour and cooking class and then leaving next am.
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #341 on: June 05, 2018, 10:04:59 PM »
Definitely get their GPS address. Maybe even actual directions to make sure your GPS  is takng you to the right place.
Don't forget to just enjoy the beauty of the area. 

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #342 on: June 06, 2018, 06:41:47 AM »
We took a bus from Florence to Sienna and then a cab to Terra di Setta. After our tour, we had Terra call us a cab back which took us directly to the old Sienna shul (not so impressive). Once done at the shul, we walked to the main square and did some sight seeing including going up the tower for a spectacular view. We ended with a bus back to Florence.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #343 on: June 06, 2018, 10:32:15 AM »
In general how is the driving in Florence and Pisa? I understand that you can't really drive in the cities (ZTL) but trying to figure out if better off taking the train to Pisa & renting there, or renting in Florence and driving to Pisa. ( I will need a car after).
We rented a Smart Car in rome for about $30 per day and drove about 1500-2000 km total over 9 days (we rented a convertible fiat500 in florence for the drive across tuscany/terra di seta)

Terra Di Seta google maps location: https://goo.gl/maps/uGq8A77kbpD2 (Agriturismo Le Macie)

It's a 2 hour drive from Florence to Pisa - Keep in mind that parking in Florence is difficult and often pricey, I see that you are aware that there are some parts of Florence that you are not allowed to drive through during the day (ZTL - Limited Traffic Zone)

In Summary, I would only suggest renting in Florence if you plan to explore the Tuscan countryside.
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #344 on: June 06, 2018, 11:03:24 AM »
We rented a Smart Car in rome for about $30 per day and drove about 1500-2000 km total over 9 days (we rented a convertible fiat500 in florence for the drive across tuscany/terra di seta)

Terra Di Seta google maps location: https://goo.gl/maps/uGq8A77kbpD2 (Agriturismo Le Macie)

It's a 2 hour drive from Florence to Pisa - Keep in mind that parking in Florence is difficult and often pricey, I see that you are aware that there are some parts of Florence that you are not allowed to drive through during the day (ZTL - Limited Traffic Zone)

In Summary, I would only suggest renting in Florence if you plan to explore the Tuscan countryside.
Why is there another location tagged as Terra di seta?
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