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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 […]

Ristorante Osteria Pepò: Tuscany’s quality and tradition in Florence

By |26 February, 2016|

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 […]

La Menagère: gastronomic relax in the heart of Florence!

By |19 February, 2016|

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. […]

Trattoria Tiberio, all the best of Tuscan cuisine in Florence

By |12 February, 2016|

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.

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Trattoria Da Rocco: a quick and delicious break in the heart of Florence

By |5 February, 2016|

Since 1873, the covered markets of Florence have been hosting the agricultural and food trade in the city. Recently we told you about the new Central Food Market, while today we would like to introduce you to the Sant’Ambrogio market, the hub of commercial activities within the neighborhood that bears the same name. Sant’Ambrogio food market is less glamorous than its counterpart, and has always been displaying popular and genuine features. In addition to fruit and vegetable stalls, located outside, the market hosts inside various food shops, including butcher shops, delicatessens, bakeries and a bar, as well as the historical trattoria Da Rocco. […]

Miranda Gristly: the fashion guru in Florence!

By |9 January, 2016|

Everyone knows me as Miss Gristly, but you can simply call me Miranda. My name is synonymous with fashion, in Florence and everywhere else in the world.

Where fashion is, there I am… What else could it be? I design the best clothes and the best shoes, I have the most innovative ideas as far as materials, cuts, fabrics and working procedures for leading luxury brands are concerned!

My presence at the […]

Central Market in Florence: tradition, innovation, quality

By |2 January, 2016|

The covered markets arose from the urban clearance process that concerned Italian and European city centers during the second half of the XIXth century. Nowadays, they remain one of the most fascinating heritage of cast-iron architecture. In Florence, the Sant’Ambrogio Market and the San Lorenzo Market (also known as Central Market), were designed by the architect Giuseppe Mengoni (who was also responsible for Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan), and respectively opened to the public in 1873 and 1874.

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“Il Picchi”, from Cibreo to Teatro del Sale: a classic from Florence!

By |28 December, 2015|

Ask any Florentine who “Il Picchi” (or “i’PPicchi”, as it should be pronounced!) is, and you will certainly be told some interesting story, or some good recipe. In fact Fabio Picchi – a true cooking enthusiast, and a typical florentine histrionic character – is part of this city’s culinary tradition, thanks to his four creations: Cibreo Restaurant, Cibreino Trattoria, Caffè Cibreo and Teatro del Sale.

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Due Sorsi e Un Boccone: excellent low price schiacciata and crêpes in Florence city centre

By |19 December, 2015|

Schiacciata (white flatbread pizza) certainly plays a leading role within the traditional Tuscan cuisine. For lunch or as a simple snack, alone or stuffed with cold cuts, cheese and vegetables, it represents a street food classic in Florence.

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Farina de’ Cantucci: your guide to the best restaurants in Florence

By |12 December, 2015|

My name is Farina, I come from the noble de’ Cantucci line. Even my aristocratic lineage reveal my infinite passion for food!

If you ever happened browsing the internet for food articles, you have probably red some of my reviews. I am a long time writer for the major Italian and international gastronomic portals and, if I may say so myself, I am one of the most followed food bloggers on the web. To cut a long story short: if you have any type of curiosity related to food, please consider me your point of reference!

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