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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. […]

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. […]

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. […]

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. […]

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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