Firenze, Italy




Saturday, Exploring Borgo Capanne

One of the things that Chef Mario Batali did while he was learning his craft was to spend some time in Italy learning to cook authentic Italian food. He spent three years in a small trattoria in Borgo Capanne working only for room and board. Since he is our favorite chef, we stopped in Borgo Capanne on our way back to Milan. Borgo Capanne is literally translated as "village huts."

On the Road to Borgo Capanne

Here are some views along the road to Borgo Capanne.

Borgo Capanne


Borgo Capanne


Borgo Capanne A church along the road
Borgo Capanne A church along the road


Borgo Capanne A church along the road
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Borgo Capanne
Borgo Capanne


Borgo Capanne We stopped here to get some photos of the countryside. It looks like someone else got to know the pleasure of driving a Fiat Panda.


Below are some photos we took from this spot.

Borgo Capanne


Borgo Capanne


Borgo Capanne Entering Borgo Capanne


Borgo Capanne A roadside map of the area


Borgo Capanne We do not know what kind of tree this is


Borgo Capanne

We walked around the town for a little while and then came across this scene. From pictures that we had seen earlier, we knew that this was the trattoria where Mario worked — see the sign over the door on the lower right.



The next two photos are closer views of the front of the trattoria.

Borgo Capanne
Borgo Capanne


Borgo Capanne And this is the patio above the entrance to the trattoria


Exploring Borgo Capanne

Borgo Capanne
Borgo Capanne


Borgo Capanne


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Borgo Capanne


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