29 04, 2016

Officina Profumo Farmaceutica Santa Maria Novella: 400 years of tradition

By |29 April, 2016|Categories: Art, museums, culture, Handicraft and Made in Florence|

Active since 1612, Officina Profumo Farmaceutica Santa Maria Novella is one of the oldest Florentine craftsmanship institutions. Founded by the Dominican friars, who lived in the cloister next to Santa Maria Novella church, the company uses healing herbs to produce ointments, essences, perfumes for the body and the environment, soaps, cosmetics and liquors. […]

26 04, 2016

Donald Rump, your guide to florentine craftmanship

By |26 April, 2016|Categories: Handicraft and Made in Florence|

My name is Donald Rump, but don’t be fooled by rhyme, because I am not involved in politics! Business is the field in which I measure my skills every day and, if I can say so myself, I am the best at what I do!


23 04, 2016

Lisa Corti Firenze: a colours explosion

By |23 April, 2016|Categories: Fashion, Shopping and Events|

If you already stayed at Antiche Dimore Florentine – or if you simply had a look at our photo gallery – you may have noticed that we pay much attention to colours. In fact, most of our rooms’ charm is due to fabrics designed by Lisa Corti. […]

15 04, 2016

Villa Bardini: a terrace on Florence

By |15 April, 2016|Categories: Art, museums, culture|

Florence is known worldwide for its palaces, its museums, its art. But the city – especially the Oltrarno area – also houses parks and other natural wonders: places that become particularly appealing during the summer. Among these, the Villa Bardini garden surely stands out. Its long staircase surrounded by greenery, is in fact an astonishing view for those who gaze at Lungarno Torrigiani. […]

8 04, 2016

The Box cocktail bar: only fruit makes a good cocktail!

By |8 April, 2016|Categories: Clubbing and Nightlife|

The Sant’Ambrogio neighborhood is the core of Florence nightlife. In the last couple of years years, The Box has added to the list of bars in the area , and quickly become a favorite destination for those who like to drink well. This small cocktail bar and brewery was started in August 2014 by Fabrizio Bargelli, and is located in Borgo Pinti 5 red. Although it has no sign, the place is easily recognizable thanks to the crowds that gather every evening in front of the entrance. In fact, the crushed fruit cocktails launched by Fabrizio have proved an astounding success. […]

1 04, 2016

Ditta Artigianale Oltrarno: quality coffee and beyond!

By |1 April, 2016|Categories: Clubbing and Nightlife, Food, Restaurants, Recipes, Wine Tasting and Production|

The name Ditta Artigianale is certainly well known by all coffee lovers in Florence. The coffe bar and coffee roasting plant, that entrepreneur Francesco Sanapo opened in 2014, proved to be a quality brand in a very short time. Those who look at the culture of coffee from a Slow Movement perspective, see now Ditta Artigianale as a point of reference. Last month, Sanapo has expanded its activities, backing up the headquarters in Via dei Neri with a new branch, located in Via dello Sprone, in Oltrarno. The event was the opportunity for a pleasant chat. […]

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