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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #285 on: July 19, 2017, 02:49:29 PM »
So to recap - Ruth's had a local hashgacha by the local chief Rabbi of Florence and not by Chabbad.  In May 2017, said Rabbi left the city of Florence and because there was no local Rabbi to certify, Ruth's no longer carried the local hashgacha.  To remedy, Ruth's received certification from the IKC and the IKC is currently  the certifying agency.  Acceptance of the IKC is at best controversial (I won't eat their establishments) and I hope when the new Rabbi gets hired, he and the local Chabad can work something out that the Chabbad will at least respect his Kashrus standards.
That's a good summary IMO.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #286 on: December 28, 2017, 11:39:29 AM »
Any hotel recommendations for Florence? Based on some TR's it looks like people stayed at either the St. Regis, or the AC hotel (which is probably too far outside Florence for me without a car). I don't need anything fancy just something clean and safe

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #287 on: December 28, 2017, 01:15:59 PM »
I enjoyed the Westin.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #288 on: December 28, 2017, 04:05:10 PM »
Any hotel recommendations for Florence? Based on some TR's it looks like people stayed at either the St. Regis, or the AC hotel (which is probably too far outside Florence for me without a car). I don't need anything fancy just something clean and safe
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #289 on: May 23, 2018, 09:44:58 PM »
Anyone here been to florence with a kid (we're going with our three year old)?
Would those who've been to the museums think that a (relatively calm but sometimes speaks loudly) child would seem out of place?

ETA: The kosher winery tour in Sienna mentioned above is certified by the OK (it says the honey is too, but they don't mention the olive oil). http://www.terradiseta.it/eng/aboutus.html
Any other recommended wine tastings in tuscany? Came across this as well - they have a restaurant too.
http://cantinagiuliano.com/en/
anyone been?
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #290 on: May 23, 2018, 11:05:39 PM »
Any other recommended wine tastings in tuscany? Came across this as well - they have a restaurant too.
http://cantinagiuliano.com/en/
anyone been?

Check out Terra di Seta - http://www.terradiseta.it/eng/, I went there when I was in Florence, one of the better winery experiences I have had. The owner is a very nice guy.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #291 on: May 23, 2018, 11:07:03 PM »
Check out Terra di Seta - http://www.terradiseta.it/eng/, I went there when I was in Florence, one of the better winery experiences I have had. The owner is a very nice guy.
Yup, that's the other one I saw. Do they have food there?
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #292 on: May 23, 2018, 11:33:19 PM »
I do not believe so, but you can email them to see if that has changed as I was there in the summer of 2016.

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #293 on: May 24, 2018, 12:08:24 AM »
Any other recommended wine tastings in tuscany? Came across this as well - they have a restaurant too.
http://cantinagiuliano.com/en/
anyone been?
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. 

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #294 on: May 24, 2018, 12:09:28 AM »
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.
Terra di seta is a few hours total?
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #295 on: May 24, 2018, 12:23:07 AM »
Terra di seta is a few hours total?
At the place I think the tour is an hour. But getting there takes time.  I drove. The last small road off the highway took half an hour.  and I got lost - confirm with them their GPS address. But quite a beautiful area. 

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #296 on: May 28, 2018, 07:11:26 PM »
Yup, that's the other one I saw. Do they have food there?
They served us a very light brunch (caprese salad, bread & oil etc)

I made friends with the mashgiach & he offered me his kitchen (on-site) to make lunch, but the brunch was enough for me.

The drive from florence is gorgeous, we took our time & stopped at some scenic overlooks. We ended up spending about 4 hours at the winery - The owner taught me so much about wine in that short period.
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #297 on: May 30, 2018, 04:09:06 PM »
Anyone have experience taking train from Rome  to Florence?
Where/what  is the best way to buy tickets?
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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #298 on: May 30, 2018, 04:47:49 PM »
Anyone have experience taking train from Rome  to Florence?
Where/what  is the best way to buy tickets?
TIA
There is an excellent app called Trainline.eu

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Re: Florence Italy master thread
« Reply #299 on: May 30, 2018, 05:07:05 PM »
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).