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How long to go for If you can, I’d make Valencia a long weekend visit. Valencia Facts Currency: Euro Weather: Great – lots of sunshine and high temperatures. Best time to visit: Spring and autumn are best. How to get around: Cycle or walk Evening. Top 10 budget restaurants and lunch spots in Florence, Italy | Travel. This weekend, food enthusiasts will be piling into the vast, early 19th-century spaces of the Stazione Leopolda in Florence for Taste, the city’s annual gastro-fest. The event, now in its 10th year, sees producers and industry pros, plus an estimated 10,000 visitors, come from all over Italy and beyond for two-and-a-half days of tastings, round-table discussions and food chat.
Tickets cost €20 (€15 if you book at pittimmagine.com) and allow you to feast on free tastings of the best gourmet food Italy has to offer. Look out also for the peripheral Fuori di Taste, with gastro-events held all over the city during the weekend. Taste is open on Saturday and Sunday from 1.30pm-7.30pm and on Monday from 9.30am-4.30pm. If you can’t make this festival of food but are planning a visit to Florence, there’s no reason why you can’t still explore its food scene in depth. Here, we select 10 restaurants that are good for the tastebuds without necessarily busting your budget. Mercato Centrale Il Guscio. 10 of the best cheap eats in Florence | Travel.
Tuscan cooking is historically at the root of Italian cuisine, and Florence has a strong claim to being the birthplace of Italian gastronomy. Today, while there are plenty of grand gourmet restaurants, this is also a city where you can still eat simple, hearty local dishes at extremely reasonable prices. Sit down at the red-checked table of an ancient trattoria, grab a place at a fiaschetteria (wine bar) or even stand up at a traditional trippaio (tripe stand), and you can feast off a style of cuisine using local products that hasn't changed in centuries.
There are wonderful dishes for vegetarians – ribollita soup, barley salad, pappa con pomodoro (bread soaked with tomatoes) – while meat lovers will find themselves in paradise, from the classic Fiorentina T-bone steak, to tasty offal dishes, slow-cooked stews and rich game ragù. Here are 10 of the best places for a very fine feed. Casa del Vino Trattoria da Mario Il Teatro del Sale Il Vinaino Oibò Zoe Trattoria La Casalinga Da Vinattieri. Nightlife in Valencia, Spain. 1 0Google +0 1 Where you go at night in Valencia depends on when you visit. The best area in the cooler months is historic Barrio Carmen, in the city center. Valencia is famous for its marcha (nightlife) and for its bohemian bars. Calle Alta is a good street on which to start your bar-crawl, as is the historic core around Plaza del Ayuntamiento. A longtime local favorite is Cafeteria Barcas 7, at the same address as the name (tel. 96-352-12-33), among banks and office buildings in the heart of town directly north of Estación del Norte.
It serves drinks and tapas (including small servings of paella) at the stand-up bar. In the Barrio Carmen, Disco City, Calle Pintor Zariñena 16 (tel. 96-391-41-51), is a dance club with black-on-black decor and a wall of mirrors lining the dance floor. In summer, the emphasis switches to the beach, Playa Malvarrosa. Valencia is Spain’s third-largest city and, after Madrid and Barcelona, the country’s biggest gay center. Going Out in Valencia | Best Places, Bars and Pubs to Go Out.
Weekend in Valencia: a complete itinerary | Travel. Valencia might just be the perfect weekend destination: historic centre; a unique arts and science complex; sandy beach; lots of green space; fantastic food; and a great climate. Spain's third city was established by the Romans, occupied by Muslims, and won for Aragon in 1238, when its influence grew until it was one of the most important Mediterranean cities of the 15th century.
These days, it attracts nearly 2 million international visitors per year (about 80,000 from the UK). Many come for the extraordinary Las Fallas in March, a wild five-day fiesta in honour of San José, when hundreds of giant puppets are paraded and set on fire. But it is a party town all-year round – and if you miss Las Fallas, you can always visit the Museo Fallero to see the ninots (figurines) that have survived the flames. 9.30pm Head out to bar-hop and eat tapas in the Ciutat Vella (old town). 10am Spend the morning exploring the old town, where all the sights are within walking distance. Midday 2pm 4.30pm 9pm 10am. 8 Amazing London Bars You Didn’t Know Existed - Secret_LDN. We enjoyed compiling this so much we’re thinking of starting our own little Secret London speakeasy.
So far we’ve got as far as the secret entry (tap 3 times on the lion’s head, spin around in a circle, shout ‘I’m a funky pineapple’ and cluck like a chicken). 1) Cahoots, Soho Keep an eye out for the old-fashioned ‘To the Trains’ sign. Then, follow the stairs down the tunnel, and you’ll be in Cahoots, a retro London Underground bar. Styled on the 1940’s, the venue sports an entire replica tube carriage and endless TFL paraphernalia. 2) Singer Tavern, Shoreditch A hushed up basement joint, Singer Tavern comes from super-successful bar specialists, 5cc. 3) The Candlelight Club, Secret Location A quick visit to the website of this 1920’s speakeasy will give you an idea of their coy vibe. 4) The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town, Spitalfields Editors’ pick for a great name alone, The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town is another uber-trendy London speakeasy, just below The Breakfast Club.
Londonist. Koh Samui: readers' tips, recommendations and travel advice. Temples and Tesco Koh Samui is a relaxed and delightful Thai island just to the east of mainland Thailand. It offers many temples and large Buddhas: the temple of the Big Buddha, for example, is a major meditation centre with a 39ft golden Buddha erected in 1792; while at the Wat Plai Laem temple there is a huge, eye-catching, 18-armed Goddess of Mercy statue in the middle of a lake. Not everything is quite so picturesque: on a drive around the small island I spotted three Tescos (Tesco Lotus, as they are called here). At a local coconut plantation monkeys are trained to climb the palm trees to bring down the coconuts.
One of the monkeys, after descending the palm tree, loved to pose with the coconut and his master for us tourists to take a photograph. He was a real star. Recharge your batteries Koh Samui is sometimes called the Blackpool of Thailand but it can be a good starting point before going farther off the beaten track. Fun for all the family Take a drive Monk or ladyboy?!