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Jewish And Kosher In Florence

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #440 on: December 28, 2022, 09:52:50 PM »
Totally within walking distance (weather permitting). Less than 20 minutes and it's a nice walk. You could walk along the river a bit and you also walk right thru one of the main squares (forgot which).

But, IMO, chabad's meals were a major letdown. Very basic and not enough.

Day and night compared to Venice.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #441 on: December 28, 2022, 11:48:41 PM »
Is this a possible day trip from Milan? If I have two full days in Milan is it worth trying to get there?

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #442 on: December 29, 2022, 12:07:14 AM »
Is this a possible day trip from Milan? If I have two full days in Milan is it worth trying to get there?
I wasn't in Milan, but I think of it as a drab city.
Florence has color and ART!  It looks like it's a 2 1/2 hour train ride. Each way. Worth it. There are lines to get into the museums during peak season.  But there's Michelangelo's David, and ......   I can't think of any more right now.  But even if  you're not an 'art lover', you're so close - take a peek at the 'greatest'.
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #443 on: December 29, 2022, 04:32:46 PM »
I wasn't in Milan, but I think of it as a drab city.
Florence has color and ART!  It looks like it's a 2 1/2 hour train ride. Each way. Worth it. There are lines to get into the museums during peak season.  But there's Michelangelo's David, and ......   I can't think of any more right now.  But even if  you're not an 'art lover', you're so close - take a peek at the 'greatest'.

Palazzo Pitti - an italian local moved one of the paintings ever so slowly for us, and revealed a hidden narrow staircase going down. Fascinating. 

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #444 on: December 30, 2022, 01:15:23 AM »
Totally within walking distance (weather permitting). Less than 20 minutes and it's a nice walk. You could walk along the river a bit and you also walk right thru one of the main squares (forgot which).

But, IMO, chabad's meals were a major letdown. Very basic and not enough.

Day and night compared to Venice.
Good to know. We're hopefully going in February, so I guess we'll decide based on the weather.  :-X
It looks like there's a Hyatt SLH (Palazzo Vecchietti) that's a little closer, but I'd have to transfer points for that..

Anybody stay in St Regis over Shabbos?

Any issues with automatic doors, using stairs, etc?
Did you end up staying there for shabbat? What was your experience?

For better or worse, haven't been to the one in Venice so I won't have anything to compare to  ;D

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #445 on: December 30, 2022, 06:10:47 AM »


Did you end up staying there for shabbat? What was your experience?


The hotel is very nice. No issue with auto doors. Used stairs to get to my room. Stairs are regular open staircase (not behind fire doors)

Don't remember about sensors in the room but I don't think there were any. As far as the door goes, I taped the lock open and put up do not disturb (put all valuables in safe)

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #446 on: May 15, 2023, 06:18:50 PM »
Anyone know of an eruv from chabbad or baghetto to a hotel? I would like to go for shbs with my baby.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #447 on: August 14, 2023, 07:35:47 PM »
Anyone know of an eruv from chabbad or baghetto to a hotel? I would like to go for shbs with my baby.
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #448 on: August 14, 2023, 09:46:07 PM »

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Gelato
« Reply #449 on: August 29, 2023, 03:22:49 AM »
Excellent (and v cheap) kosher gelato close to shul.
Chalav stam (and toppings not kosher)


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Re: Gelato
« Reply #450 on: August 29, 2023, 03:52:29 PM »
Excellent (and v cheap) kosher gelato close to shul.
Chalav stam (and toppings not kosher)


This certificate is from the Chief Rabbi of Florence Gad Fernando Piperno. In the pic with the red tie:

https://www.lanazione.it/firenze/cronaca/santa-croce-la-voce-delle-religioni-preghiera-corale-per-i-malati-di-covid-1.5229849
https://www.ilmonferrato.it/notizia/_hIuKkBecUKh6INu6i_HNQ/visita-ufficiale-di-gad-fernando-piperno

In this Parish, rabbi Gad Fernando Piperno met with other priests for a intercultural and intereligious dialogue:
https://www.diocesidiroma.it/a-san-tommaso-moro-una-serata-dedicata-al-talmud-babilonese/ 
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Re: Gelato
« Reply #451 on: August 30, 2023, 02:32:18 PM »
This certificate is from the Chief Rabbi of Florence Gad Fernando Piperno. In the pic with the red tie:

https://www.lanazione.it/firenze/cronaca/santa-croce-la-voce-delle-religioni-preghiera-corale-per-i-malati-di-covid-1.5229849
https://www.ilmonferrato.it/notizia/_hIuKkBecUKh6INu6i_HNQ/visita-ufficiale-di-gad-fernando-piperno

In this Parish, rabbi Gad Fernando Piperno met with other priests for a intercultural and intereligious dialogue:
https://www.diocesidiroma.it/a-san-tommaso-moro-una-serata-dedicata-al-talmud-babilonese/

So what if he does interfaith work? That makes him less reliable? Maybe I'm missing something.
I actually met him checking at Ruth's. Seems like a nice guy.

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Re: Gelato
« Reply #452 on: September 01, 2023, 12:17:52 PM »
So what if he does interfaith work? That makes him less reliable? Maybe I'm missing something.
I actually met him checking at Ruth's. Seems like a nice guy.

Could you explain what interfaith means exactly ?  I couldn't find it online.

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Re: Gelato
« Reply #453 on: September 01, 2023, 12:23:11 PM »
Could you explain what interfaith means exactly ?  I couldn't find it online.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/345524#.VzgqaJN95TZ

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Re: Gelato
« Reply #454 on: September 02, 2023, 01:20:03 PM »
Could you explain what interfaith means exactly ?  I couldn't find it online.
By the way, he gives hechsher for both kosher restaurants in Florence I believe, definitely for Ruth's and I suspect for Ba Ghetto

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Re: Gelato
« Reply #455 on: September 02, 2023, 04:35:53 PM »
By the way, he gives hechsher for both kosher restaurants in Florence I believe, definitely for Ruth's and I suspect for Ba Ghetto

Did you read what imayid2 sent in? http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/345524#.VzgqaJN95TZ


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Re: Gelato
« Reply #456 on: September 03, 2023, 01:50:19 PM »
By the way, he gives hechsher for both kosher restaurants in Florence I believe, definitely for Ruth's and I suspect for Ba Ghetto
Which is why the crc says both are not recommended.