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Hidden Italy! The Modern Traveler’s Guide to Wine Windows in Florence, by Michelle Altenberg

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Stroll through beautiful Florence, Italy, and you’re bound to see the city’s iconic and charming buchette del vino or wine windows. These small, arch-shaped cutouts in the architectural buildings of Florence where Italians purchased wine by the glass or bottle date back to the 1500s and are experiencing a resurgence after the pandemic. Easily locate those still in use today with this definitive guide from author, travel writer, and expat Michelle Altenberg, who lived and studied in Florence.

From detailing the history of buchette del vino to practical information on operational wine windows—including descriptions, types of wine and spritzes for sale, locations and nearby points of interests, addresses, operating hours, Instagram handles, websites, and phone numbersWine Windows provides everything tourists need to partake in a long-cherished Italian tradition.

Stunning color photos of both historic and operational wine windows provide visual context, while an easy-to-read map of ten of the most popular buchette helps visitors easily find nearby wine windows to visit based on their hotel or itinerary.

Don’t miss Italy’s most charming and historic way to enjoy wine with this must-have, packable guidebook that will take you from ciao to cheers. Download Wine Windows today!

Your PDF guide will be immediately available after purchase. You’ll also receive an email copy to download anytime you need it.

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2 reviews for Hidden Italy! The Modern Traveler’s Guide to Wine Windows in Florence, by Michelle Altenberg

  1. Morgan

    Good map, useful history detailing use of buchette. Helped us plan where and when to go!

  2. SharonT

    I’d seen all the videos on Instagram talking about wine windows but wasn’t sure which locations actually serve customers. Was pleasantly surprised with the amount of information in this guide. Glad I bought it

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