Shopping, the Orgnassanti and the Oltrarno

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Shopping, the Orgnassanti and the Oltrarno

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We got out late (we’ve given up trying to get going early – being in an apartment makes it easier to hang around somehow). We walked down a few shopping streets, grabbed lunch, and found some really interesting stores (one that specialized in lighting and a rubber duck shop, for example). The lighting store (Controluce) directed us to a print shop we’d visited at least two trips before, Giovanni Baccani – The Blue Shop. We bought a large decorated box and a long narrow grotesque print.
 Then we visited the Organssanti – only the church was open, the cloisters were closed for an event.
 Then we got a taxi to the Oltrarno (the other side of the Arno) and shopped and visited a couple churches.
 Aviva found a restaurant we’d been looking for, Ristorante Paoli – I recommend it highly, they have good food and a very friendly helpful staff.

Location:Piazza di San Lorenzo,Florence,Italy

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 Added: We got out late (we've given up trying to get going early - being in an apartment makes it easier to hang around somehow).
Deleted: We got out late (we've given up trying to get going early - being in an apartment makes it easier to hang around somehow). We walked down a few shopping streets, grabbed lunch, and found some really interesting stores (one that specialized in lighting and a rubber duck shop, for example). The lighting store (<a target="_blank" href="http:// www.controlucefirenze.it" >Controluce</a>) directed us to a print shop we'd visited at least two trips before, <a target="_blank" href="http:// www.giovannibaccani.it">Giovanni Baccani - The Blue Shop</a>. We bought a large decorated box and a long narrow grotesque print.<br />&nbsp;Then we visited the <a target="_blank" href="http:// www.chiesaognissanti.it"> Organssanti</a> - only the church was open, the cloisters were closed for an event.<br />&nbsp;Then we got a taxi to the Oltrarno (the other side of the Arno) and shopped and visited a couple churches.<br />&nbsp;Aviva found a restaurant we'd been looking for, <a target="_blank" href="http:// www.casatrattoria.com/ristorante- paoli/">Ristorante Paoli</a> - I recommend it highly, they have good food and a very friendly helpful staff.<br /><p class='blogpress_ location'>Location:<a href='http:// maps.google.com/ maps?q=Piazza%20di%20San%20Lorenzo,Florence,Italy%4043.774717%2C11.254760&z=10'>Piazza di San Lorenzo,Florence,Italy</a></p> Added: We walked down a few shopping streets, grabbed lunch, and found some really interesting stores (one that specialized in lighting and a rubber duck shop, for example). The lighting store (<a href="http:// www.controlucefirenze.it" target="_blank" rel="noopener" >Controluce</a>) directed us to a print shop we'd visited at least two trips before, <a href="http:// www.giovannibaccani.it" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Giovanni Baccani - The Blue Shop</a>. We bought a large decorated box and a long narrow grotesque print.
 Added: Then we visited the <a href="http:// www.chiesaognissanti.it" target="_blank" rel="noopener" >Organssanti</a> - only the church was open, the cloisters were closed for an event.
 Added: Then we got a taxi to the Oltrarno (the other side of the Arno) and shopped and visited a couple churches.
 Added: Aviva found a restaurant we'd been looking for, <a href="http:// www.casatrattoria.com/ ristorante-paoli/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ristorante Paoli</a> - I recommend it highly, they have good food and a very friendly helpful staff.
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 Added: <p class="blogpress_ location">Location:<a href="http:// maps.google.com/ maps?q=Piazza%20di%20San%20Lorenzo,Florence,Italy%4043.774717%2C11.254760&amp; z=10">Piazza di San Lorenzo,Florence,Italy</a></p>

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