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28 05, 2016
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Luisa Via Roma: the temple of fashion in Florence

By |28 May, 2016|Categories: Fashion, Shopping and Events|

As everybody knows, Florence has a long-standing relationship with the fashion industry. The first Italian high-fashion show was held right here, on February 12, 1951, in the cottage of the Giardino Torrigiani. Nowadays the city is home to designers such as Gucci, Enrico Coveri, Roberto Cavalli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Patrizia Pepe, hosts Pitti Immagine – one of the major trade event – and includes some of the most exclusive boutiques in the world. Among these, Luisa Via Roma stood out over the years for prestige, commercial success and innovative strategies. […]

24 05, 2016
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Ristorante La giostra: dinner with the prince

By |24 May, 2016|Categories: Food, Restaurants, Recipes|

Are you looking for a “royal” gastronomic experience? In that case, do not miss Ristorante La Giostra, founded in 1992 in Florence by Alberto Dimitri Kunz, Prince of Habsburg-Lorraine! After having delighted his friends for years with lavish dinners, organized in his castle of Barberino Val d’Elsa, Prince Alberto Dimitri – backed by his son Soldano, nowadays sole manager of the restaurant – finally turned his passion for good food […]

13 05, 2016
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Antico Noè: a sandwich under the archway

By |13 May, 2016|Categories: Food, Restaurants, Recipes|

Summer is coming, and Florence is brighter than ever. These days, a stroll in the city streets is such an enjoyable experience; one would never want to stop, not even for a lunch break. What better chance, then, to experience the delights of street food? If you ever happen to get hungry in the neighborhood of Sant’Ambrogio, you should definitely stop and have a sandwich at Antico Noè. […]

10 05, 2016
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Pop Café: a view on Piazza Santo Spirito

By |10 May, 2016|Categories: Clubbing and Nightlife, Food, Restaurants, Recipes|

A gastronomic and recreational centre in Oltrarno, the Santo Spirito district is a major nightlife meeting point in Florence. Over the past decade, the entrepreneur Jacopo D’albasio stood out as one of the most active promoters of cultural activities in the area. Founder of the Piazzart association in 2005, D’Albasio currently manages three businesses that shaped the history of Piazza Santo Spirito: Pop Café, Caffè Notte and trattoria Il Chicco di Caffè, also known as La Lola. […]

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