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The Magnificent Six

By |21 March, 2017|

Every time a new client comes to us – no matter if it’s his first check-in at Antiche Dimore Fiorentine or not, from which part of the world he cames from, no matter what religion, age or culture he is – the first thing that he asks is for some good advice on where and how to spend time during his stay in Florence. Starting from the requirement that our […]

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Dr. Vranjes art of scented decor from Florence into the world

By |6 March, 2017|

Since the first time that you came to our B&B, you’ve been overwhelmed by a wonderful smell, is it true? Following the trail of that parfume you should have met a very precious bottle. Looking good at this you should have read “Dr. Vranjes Florence” on an unmistakable tag.

Pharmacist, chemical and beautician, following his passion born when he was a boy, Paolo Vranjes has founded his ancient officine in 1983 in […]

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Olivia: the amazing extra virgin olive oil world

By |17 February, 2017|

Week by week we bring you among the excellences of our city to make your stay in Florence unforgettable. Until now, we have brought you to eat Florentine Steak – the cornerstone of Tuscan cuisine-  but also pizza, pasta and even sandwiches, but we haven’t proposed yet a jewel of our tradition which is the extra virgin olive oil. That one praised also in poetry by D’Annunzio, Montale and Garcia […]

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The 5 things to do on Valentine’s day in Florence.

By |6 February, 2017|

Valentine’s day is coming as the possibility to enjoy some romantic time with your partner, and which best occasion for you to visit Florence? The City is perfect for this recurrence: art, food, or shopping, the important thing is love. That’s why all our Vip guests together , waiting for 14 February 2017, draw up a list of tips for you, selecting the 5 things to do on Valentine’s day […]

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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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