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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Ristorante Osteria Pepò is one of the best kept secrets of the San Lorenzo district. Located on Via Rosina 4/6 in Florence, a few steps from Piazza del Mercato Centrale, Ristorante Osteria Pepò has carved out its own unique space, even though tourist restaurants and menus are a frequent view in the area.
What is its secret, then? An offer that goes against the grain, if compared to the trend of […]
Since its opening last June in Via dei Ginori 8 red, in Florence, La Menagère has been able to mix a refined taste for aesthetics and design, with a wide range of catering services. The business run by the Manfredi family, in fact, spreads over a very large area – over 1,500 square meters! – and brings together a bistro, a restaurant, a jazz concert hall, as well as an open space where, in addition to having a drink or a coffee, one can buy flowers and desing household products. […]
Located in the heart of the San Marco district, halfway between Piazza S.Marco and Piazza Indipendenza, Trattoria Tiberio has become over time a favorite destination for our customers: being very close to either Antica Dimora Johlea, Antica Dimora Firenze, and Residenza Johanna, it is a suitable option for dinner, even after a demanding day of tourism in Florence.