Florence: Caffè Gilli

cannoli - €3
Florence had a lot of museums and cultural attractions but they also had several pasticceria and  confetteria which drew me like a moth to a flame.

One of the oldest sweet shops in Florence is Gilli located right across the Savoy hotel.
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So many types of candies! Ok… not tempted.
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OMG!! These cookies were just what I wanted to try but where do I start? The choices were too overwhelming.
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More goodies inside the store.
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They sold packs of cantucci or smaller biscotti.
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Rochelle chose the cannoli, Sharon had the croissant and I had two little cookies. Boring me.
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Thank goodness Rochelle shared her super yummy cannoli. The outer shell was crisp and not oily. The mascarpone filling was light and heavenly. cannoli - €3
cannoli – €3

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Hmmm…. why did I choose these boring and forgettable cookies with a whole store of sweets? I hate myself sometimes.
cantucci & amaretti
cantucci & amaretti

cafe latte €1.70
cafe latte €1.70

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When we ordered our sweets and coffee they kept asking us if we were going to consume them at the bar or at a table. We told them we will stand at the bar. An espresso cost €1 aat the bar and €4 at the table. This is a good tip to remember when in Italy. Stay at the bar and save big bucks.

The guy behind the bar even gave us samples of coffee granita to try.
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The next day I bought a simple but delicious ham and cheese sandwich from them for a quick lunch.
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If you sit outside Gilli these is what you see.
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Caffè Gilli 
Via Roma 1/R – 50123 Firenze, Italy
telephone: 00394430482
website

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