Walking in a lane near Mercato Centrale we could smell a delicious aroma of baking. We walked into this little bakery not knowing what to buy.
we asked the lady at the counter, what should we buy. She replied we should buy their various biscotti and she offered us some to try.
I asked her if biscotti is same as cantucci and she grinned, yes it is. It is biscotti for the americanos. I also tried the cantucci and realized they were pleasantly chewy and soft on the inside. She informed us this was their speciality.
This made a great gift to take back home and she packed us perfect mixed variety packages. Again the smiling faces of Florence and their hospitality remind us what a friendly city Florence is and filled with great people.