Tag Archives: Italy

Frary’s Restaurant and a Day Trip to Venice

Frary’s Restaurant was the highlight of our trip to Venice. That might seem a strange statement to make as this is Venice we’re talking about after all, one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world, but bear with me, I’ll explain. On the day of our visit, Venice hadn’t lived up to the hype. We’d had only 16 hours to spare in the city so we’d arranged to go out on a boat trip, recommended on Trip Advisor (Il Bragozzo Local Boats Tours) and built our day around the…

The Roman Guy Cooking Class, Florence

We were in Florence to see some art, the same as every other tourist. No, scrap that. We were in Florence to see some art, the same as every other tourist…except the vast swathes who seemed to be in Florence just so they could take selfies with camera-phones stuck on the end of those ridiculous ‘selfie-sticks’ and inform their friends that they were in Florence (and to those people we say, have you no intellectual shame, no sense of how silly you look? And be careful with that thing or you’ll…

FlorenceTown ‘Wannabe Italiano’ cooking class

We’d had a pretty rough experience on our Chianti wine tour the day before with the other clients in the group; all were brash, insular Americans who ‘oohed’ and ‘aaahed’ whenever we passed a Burger King or something that reminded them of home and then proceeded to aggressively make fun of our guide because they couldn’t pronounce his name correctly. Their ignorance had totally spoilt our tour, it was such a shame. “I so hope it’s not going to be like yesterday,” said Lamia as we set off from the…

FREEtto Restaurant & Take Away, Rome

FREEtto is a take away/dine in restaurant focused on Italian fine fried food. At the moment they have two restaurants, the first in the city center near to via Veneto, which is the one we visited, and the second (bigger) one near the Collie Albani metro station, and more are due to open soon. We’d heard that they do excellent food, using organic ingredients, with plenty of options for vegetarians and those with other preferences and since they were easy to get to on foot (many vegetarian places in Rome are a metro…