Food Tours

5 Things to Eat and Drink in Rome and Florence

This time of year, conversations at Chow Bella staff meetings tend to turn to who's eaten what -- where. With the summer travel season in full swing, we bring you Food Tours, our writers' suggestions of what to eat and drink out of town. 

For most people travel means sightseeing and shopping, but for foodies, they are just ways to kill time between meals. When getting your overseas fix of culture and carbohydrates, there's no better place to start (and finish) than Italy. A mecca of fine art, fine handbags, and most importantly, fine cuisine, Italy is our go-to spot to be gluttons of gluten.

Unfortunately, tourist-bound cities can easily be overwhelming. And though flying by the seat of one's pants is great idea in theory, taking a chance on the wrong trattoria can leave you ordering off a menu that offers Parmesan nuggets and hamburger pizza.

Which is why we're dishing on our five favorite things to eat and drink when in Rome, and in Florence.

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Katie Johnson
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