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June 25, 2015

All day, all new dining

Chic, convivial and creative: if you’re looking for an inspiring place to eat at any time of the day in central Florence, head for new-concept Le Muse Ristorante & Lounge Bar in via dei Conti.   Le Muse serves contemporary Italian cuisine, respecting the unparalleled tradition of high-quality local ingredients. Start the day with a […]
May 28, 2015

Expo Milano 2015 with Starhotels

  If you’re planning to visit Milan for Expo 2015, why not take advantage of a package that includes comfortable accommodation and tickets?   Starhotels offers the Expo Package with prices starting at 200 euro. The special rate includes: overnight stay in a double room for two people; buffet breakfast; 2 Expo tickets valid for […]

Klab moves Florence

With its three fitness and wellness centres in Florence, Klab has been offering something unique on the Florentine fitness scene for more than 15 years. This is not your average gym; it’s an all-around experience where fitness and wellness go hand in hand with an active social life that focuses on your health at every […]
April 2, 2015

Thinking ahead and looking back

As chain stores and mega-brands continue to multiply, it’s hard to shake the fear that Florence’s beloved artisan culture is on its way out. But fine Florentine craftsmanship is alive and well at JT Casini, the leather atelier headed by Italian-American designer Jennifer Tattanelli.

A taste of Tuscany in New York

New York has become slightly more Tuscan this month with the opening of Mi Garba, a concept store of Tuscan food, design and lifestyle. A welcome addition to the storefronts on Fourth Avenue just south of East 13th Street, the locale’s appealing modern design is very New York,
March 5, 2015

Where to stay in Florence

Native and adoptive Florentines frequently have friends and family who visit and rely on our assumed expertise when planning their itineraries—this is nothing new. Most of us have an arsenal of answers when asked where to dine, shop and sightsee, but where these guests should ‘hang their
January 15, 2015

D.O.C. Donnini: creative cuisine in the heart of Florence

If you’re looking for a refined place to eat a stone’s throw away from the Duomo, then D.O.C. Donnini more than fits the bill. Genuine flavours, creative presentation and Renaissance surroundings are all on the menu served up by Mario Castellano in via del
November 6, 2014

A Florentine gem

As you stroll over the Ponte Vecchio during your passeggiata, stop and explore a jewel in the crown of Florentine craftsmanship. To the left of the archway overlooking the city’s historic canoe club and with views towards Ponte alle Grazie, Fratelli Piccini is a haven of tranquillity and

Taste France in Florence

Florence’s approach to apericena can vary considerably. While some neighborhood hotspots pair elaborate pastas with classic Italian cocktails, less trendy locales line their countertops with crackers and nuts. The missing piece of the equation, though, is usually the international touch: most foreigners can only sip so many Negronis
September 11, 2014

A cut above

In the heart of the San Lorenzo neighbourhood, near Florence’s Central Market, walking into International Studio you could be in London, New York or any metropolis in the world. Starkly white with a futuristic feel, you cross the threshold of the fully renovated, 500 m2 (1,640