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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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Donald Rump, your guide to florentine craftmanship

By |26 April, 2016|

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!

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Lisa Corti Firenze: a colours explosion

By |23 April, 2016|

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. […]

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Villa Bardini: a terrace on Florence

By |15 April, 2016|

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. […]

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

By |8 April, 2016|

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. […]

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Ditta Artigianale Oltrarno: quality coffee and beyond!

By |1 April, 2016|

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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Keep an eye on Quelle Tre! (Non) Fashion and Craftsmanship in Florence

By |25 March, 2016|

Cecilia, Cristiana, Luciana. Three sisters, three women, three worlds. They are different in nature and features, but they have been together since the start. They are Quelle Tre (italian for “those three”). But Quelle Tre is also the name of a women’s clothing and accessories line, that Scardigli sisters launched in Florence in the late ’80s. […]

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Giardino Torrigiani: the hidden gem of Florence

By |18 March, 2016|

With an extension of seven hectares, Giardino Torrigiani is the largest private garden in Europe built inside the walls of a city. It seems odd that a botanical complex so wide, protected by Unesco, might be able to maintain its exclusive character. Yet Giardino Torrigiani, located at the southern end of the Santo Spirito district in Oltrarno – between Porta Romana, Piazza Tasso and the Boboli Gardens – remains today the hidden gem of Florence. […]

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Enoteca Zanobini: Florence traditional wine producers

By |11 March, 2016|

Founded in Florence in 1944, in Via Sant’Antonino 47 red – in the San Lorenzo district, close to the Central Market – Enoteca Zanobini has always been synonymous with Tuscany’s wine tradition. To these days, the cousins Simone and Mario Zanobini are proud holder of the “vinattieri” title (ancient italian for “wine producers”), a category that refers to the Guild of Arts and Crafts, which was created in Florence between […]

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Philippe Braverio, your Art expert in Florence!

By |5 March, 2016|

Let me please introduce myself. You can simply call me Philippe, even though at exhibitions and conferences everybody knows me as Professor Braverio. I am a critic, a journalist, a university professor. I primarily write about art, museums and culture, but – if I may say so myself – I am also very well prepared about cinema, theater, music and every other artistic expression. In fact, I have a degree in each and […]

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