5 Things to Eat and Drink in Rome and Florence
Volta di San Piero 6R, Firenze, Italy
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30 Rock's Liz Lemon once said that all anyone really wants in this life is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich. After visiting L'Antico Noè, we'd have to agree. This hole-in-the-wall sandwich shop is teeming with hungry travelers and true-to-form Italians alike. Offering the basic sandwich staples and then some, the real source of this shop's success is quality ingredients. Fresh baguettes, meats, and cheeses are sliced thick and made to order along with your choice of crisp vegetables and creamy spreads. Our favorite is the turkey and brie sandwich with crusty bread, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and a good drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.
Via dell'Isola delle Stinche 7R, Firenze, Italy
While you might do your best to ostracize yourself from the other out-of-towners, a trip to tourist-hotspot Vivoli gelateria is a necessary evil. Passing their secret recipes down from generation to generation, the Vivoli family has created a 70-plus-year reputation of being Italian ice cream masterminds. With more flavors than you could possibly try in one visit and each one seeming to taste better than the last, we recommend taking multiple trips, getting multiple scoops, and making absolutely zero apologies for it.