Right near the Duomo, at Via dello Studio 8, is this very posh shop, advertised as “Alimentari, salumeria, drogheria, bottigliera, mesticheria”. (Food, delicatessen, grocery, liquor store, general housewares). It’s worth going into, just to see how different it is, compared to most supermarkets in Italy.
The display of macarons in the window is what first attracted my attention.
Are you meant to use that sword to chop off the top of the bottle of Bollinger? I wonder how much the whole package costs?
Its front entrance is not like the usual supermarket door in Florence. Inside, the aisles are wide and uncluttered.
I wonder what function this building served before its modification?
What in heck is Gunpowder tea? Has anyone ever had it?
In the grocery section, they have a selection that would gladden the hearts of folks from North America.
I had a moment of temptation here.
So, what did I buy? A packet of soft dish cloths, they’re hard to find in Dismal Swamp!
* Oh, and for those of you who don’t know her, here’s Hyacinth Bucket (pronounced “Bouquet”)