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.


“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.


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.


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!


Dorsoduro 3821: venetian aperitivo in the heart of Florence

By |5 December, 2015|

The modern aperitivo tradition, originated in the north of Italy at the end of the eighteenth century, it is now widespread in all major Italian cities (and in many other parts of the world!). Long ago, even here in Florence, bars and bistro started arranging various menus, in order to offer their customers the typical pre-dinner drink (from a simple glass of wine to stronger drinks such as Negroni), accompanied by more or less generous snacks. […]

At Jazz Club, in Florence, music is live!

By |28 November, 2015|

All florentines who are fond of jazz, rock and music in general, know that the historical Jazz Club in Via Nuova de ‘Caccini 3 – located in the heart of the Sant’Ambrogio district, almost hidden behind the prestigious Teatro della Pergola – is a real must-go when it comes to live music in Florence.


David Fetta: king of the Florence nightlife

By |25 November, 2015|

My name is Fetta, David Fetta. Music is my life, the night is my natural habitat.
I rarely go out during the day; objects, places and people only seem to interest me when they are in the moonlight. My heart throbs in 4/4, 120 beats per minute, in sync with the records that I spin every night on my consolle.
When I’m not spicing up the party myself, I love to explore the city clubs, as I am constantly looking for the perfect beat.

Give […]

Bacco Nudo, quality bulk wine in Florence

By |21 November, 2015|

Whoever is in town and loves good wine, should stop at least once at Bacco Nudo, a small store selling wine, olive oil and local products, located in the Santa’Ambrogio district, in Via dei Macci 59 (red). Founded in 2005 thanks to Roberto Ermini (who still runs the place), the shop was among the first businesses to start the sale of bulk wine in Florence.


Brunello Della Rovere, wine expert in Florence

By |14 November, 2015|

Let me introduce myself: my name is Brunello, and this is no coincidence.
I love wine more than anything else, and I know its every little secret.
I do not mean to brag, but I am able to distinguish one Chianti from another also when I am blindfolded!
I am a regular guest at wine fairs, and when I need to fall asleep, instead of counting sheep, I recite Wine Spectator’s ratings.
When I […]

Please welcome our VIP guests!

By |12 November, 2015|

As we previously said, Antiche Dimore Florentine’s new blog is meant to offer useful suggestions for our guests, so that they can live from the inside the city that we love and know, more than any other: Florence.

Since we only want the best for you, our posts will be based on firsthand experience, but also supervised by real experts in the filed. Who are we talking about? Our VIP guests, […]

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