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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. […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

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. […]

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. […]

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. […]

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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