LIVE YOUR NEXT DESTINATION IN ITALY AS A LOCAL – Would you like to have a set in a special dinner located in a peculiar place or live the Italian Lifestyle, taste traditional dishes as a locals guest, but also discover all the cities secrets that only a local knows? You don’t need a simple guide, you need a real local guide: Brickscape!
LIVE YOUR NEXT DESTINATION IN ITALY AS A LOCAL – Locals are only our vacation place inhabitants, and they are very happy to show its Folkloristic and unusual sides. They are not authorized guides, as the ones we found in a museum or in the Historical site. Locals has a less authoritative approach and they wants to show their cities as only a friend can do! Some of them are even ready to host us in their own home, to taste together an handmade traditional dish and sharing with you the kitchen secrets with special cooking lessons! They will let you in small streets markets (Mercati Rionali) to choose together the most genuine products. At the end you will be able to recognize the difference between Maccheroni, Rigatoni, Penne and of course spaghetti… Because in Italy pasta is every time different.
100% homemade, 100% locals = 100% experience
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The creative blogger Ksenia Zizina was our guest during the CCT-TRAVELER 2017 , a creative blog tour. Here you find her experience as a local with us.
How many times have you been to Florence? This was our fourth visit and I’m happy to come back here million more times. So much beauty, layers of history, the culture, the food- it’s always worth coming back for more experiences. This time we did something slightly different and so far, it had been the most authentic and enjoyable experience, even the tremendous August heat wasn’t able to spoil it.
Thanks to Brickscape we met Giacomo, a native Florentine to show us the city from the perspective of a local who lives and works in Florence every day all of his life! He showed us his favourite coffee bars, where to get the freshest food and the best terrace view over the city with the homemade food.
Our day started at 8 am, we arrived to a coffee bar where we met Giacomo. We were the only tourists in the coffee bar (in Florence every square meter is packed with at least 5 tourists.. by the way, I made up the statistics, but you get the point) where everyone moves really fast ordering a pastry and a shot of espresso at the bar, and then within the two minutes (literally) they disaper to conquer the day- that’s how Florentine people do it
We walked across the city’s beautiful streets discovering some little pretty corners, and all of the sudden we appeared on the market. I thought I’ve walked every single street in Florence during my last three visits, however, this is the first time I’m visiting the Sant’ Ambrogio market – that’s where the locals get fresh fruits and vegetables, all kinds of meat and cheese. Giacomo was going to cook the lunch for us later on that day, so he knew exactly which ingredients he was after.
We continued the walk across the most spectacular landmarks because every Florentine appreciates and admires the beauty of sculpture and the architecture. And then we went to Giacomo apartment for a cooking class, using all the ingredients we got from the market.
Thanks to Brickscape to make this the most authentic experience possible.
“This time we did something slightly different and so far, it had been the most authentic and enjoyable experience”
The four course meal and this heavenly desert prepared by Giacomo I’ll remember for a long time!
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