November 8, 2008

Florence - Wine Bars- Casa del Vino

gianni- menu on blackboard with specialties- snack on small tray

wines by the glass- price on bottle

One of my regular places for a light lunch or snack is

Gianni Migliorini's Casa del Vino
Located behind the open air market on
Via dell'Ariento.

It is a place where, if you can get it,
you eat and drink elbow to elbow
with the locals and if you go often enough
you become one of the locals!

Gianni has one of the best wine cellars in Florence.
His dad, Bruno, opened the shop after the war.

Gianni still sells the families wine and olive oil, made in Tavernelle
if you love great wines at fabulous prices.
Bring an empty suitcase to Florence!

On my wine tours, I help clients chose wines from Gianni,
as well as eating and drinking our way through town.

Life's tough here in Tuscany!

Stop by for a pick-me -up at the Casa del Vino.

They make incredible custom sandwiches as well as carrying some
already made or small crostini, Tuscan toasts, with toppings.

Never drink without eating!

Via dell'Ariento, 16 rosso

open 9:30am - 4pm Monday through Saturday

Simply Divina!


  1. "Life's tough here in Tuscany!". :) Wonderful post, I love reading everything you write about!!

  2. Oh this looks like my kind of place! I typically avoid that area of Florence, but clearly I do so at my own peril. Great photos -- you really feel the atmosphere of the place looking at your photos. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Ciambella- this was my hood for 20 years!
    I adore the San Lorenzo Market.
    Where do you hang out?