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5 gluten-free restaurants you have to try in Florence

By |19 August, 2016|

Recent advances in scientific research have made it possible to diagnose food-related intolerances with growing precision. Celiac disease (gluten intolerance), for example, proved to be a widespread problem among the world population. At Antiche Dimore Fiorentine we have always paid attention to this condition, and on request we also serve gluten-free breakfast for our guests. For this reason, we selected the best restaurants offering gluten-free menus in our city, according […]

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10 aperitivo bars you have to try in Florence

By |23 July, 2016|

The tradition of modern Italian aperitivo originated in Turin in 1786, when vermouth (aromatized, fortified wine flavored with various botanicals) was invented. During the nineteenth century the habit of consuming alcoholic beverages before meals, in order to stimulate the appetite, quickly spread throughout Italy. Florence played a role in the aperitivo history too: the Negroni cocktail (⅓ of Gin + ⅓ of bitter Campari + ⅓ of sweet red vermouth + 1 slice of orange), which over the years has become one of the most popular pre-meal drink, was invented here in 1919. The aperitivo tradition is still very much in vogue in town, and bars and bistro arrange various menus, in order to offer their customers the typical pre-dinner drink, sided by more or less generous snacks. A cold beer, a glass of wine, spirits or cocktails: the options for an aperitivo are many. Follow us and discover 10 aperitivo bars you have to try in Florence. […]

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5 gardens to see in Florence

By |4 July, 2016|

Florence offers many parks, gardens and other places where one can spend a pleasant day outdoors. The two major green areas in the city are the Boboli Gardens and the Cascine Park, which are definitely worth visiting. But Florence also unveils some hidden gems to those who dare venturing out of the usual tourist routes. Follow us, and discover 5 “minor” gardens you have to see when visiting the Oltrarno area in Florence. […]

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10 ice cream shops you have to try in Florence

By |24 June, 2016|

Summer is approaching, and the idea of ​​an ice cream starts to be very tempting. Even more so if one spent the whole day visiting museums, or strolling through the streets of the city. Morover, the ice cream tradition is rooted in Florence since the Renaissance. For this reason the city is hosting one of the ten stages of the Ice Cream Festival, the most important European Italian-style ice cream […]

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Pizzeria Caffè Italiano: the taste of simplicity

By |3 June, 2016|

On this blog we have often been talking about Tuscan cuisine. After all we are in Florence! Nevertheless, we can no longer ignore the food that made Italy famous worldwide: pizza. Whenever our guests ask where they can eat a good pizza in town, we always suggest Pizzeria Caffè Italiano. […]

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Luisa Via Roma: the temple of fashion in Florence

By |28 May, 2016|

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. […]

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Ristorante La giostra: dinner with the prince

By |24 May, 2016|

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 […]

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Antico Noè: a sandwich under the archway

By |13 May, 2016|

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. […]

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Pop Café: a view on Piazza Santo Spirito

By |10 May, 2016|

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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Officina Profumo Farmaceutica Santa Maria Novella: 400 years of tradition

By |29 April, 2016|

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. […]

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