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Photos of Food Shops - San Casciano

Alimentari - grocery store (San Casciano dei Bagni). 06/00

Here are a few pictures of the food shops in San Casciano dei Bagni, taken on our June 2000 trip. San Casciano dei Bagni is a lovely town in southern Tuscany. There is a large spa just outside of town. This is a quiet region, a little off the beaten track, but full of charming towns and beautiful countryside.

There are three alimentari shops in San Casciano dei Bagni. We liked this one called La Bottega. That is a shaved cat sitting outside looking in the shop. As the women enter the store, they kick the cat out of the way. This shop sells lots of food and household things. They have a small fruit and vegetable section, a small deli and the normal dry goods. I think you could even buy wine here.

Frutta e Verdura - Fruit and Vegetable store (San Casciano dei Bagni). 06/00

This is the Frutta e Verdura - the Fruit and Vegetables shop. They sell a few other things, but mainly the shop is for fresh produce. In some Frutta e Verdura shops you cannot handle the produce. When it is your turn to be served, the person walks around with you and picks what you point at. It was like this at the Frutta e Verdura in Cortona and the one in Greve. But in this one, the owner encouraged you to just pick out what you wanted anfd bring it to her scales.

Package of Pastries (San Casciano dei Bagni). 06/00

There is a wonderful bakery in San Casciano dei Bagni, up the main shopping street, past the church and then to your left. They sell only cookies and pastries - no bread. When you select your cookies, they are packaged beautifully as this picture shows.

Macelleria - Butcher (San Casciano dei Bagni). 06/00

This picture shows the butcher (Macelleria) and the caffe. This is not the caffe that we used all the time. That one is on the main square, before you get to this street. But notice the sign that says Bar and the picture of the telephone.

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