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Tripe in Florence's Central Market (Warning: Graphic Scenes and Bloody Private Parts)

05/05/2015 04:54 pm ET | Updated May 05, 2016

One of the great sights in Florence, along with all the must-see museums, is the Mercato Centrale. The Central Market is thriving with traditional market stalls and competitive little eateries. At this tripe shop, it was easy to see that locals eat just about every bit of the cow... and some bits unique to the bull, too. In order to get to all these parts in a 90-second video clip, I had to talk over my charming guide. She reminded me that you know a restaurant is dedicated to locals (and not just tourists) if it offers dishes using these non-tourist-friendly cuts.