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May 2, 2018

6 experiences you simply have to try in Florence

  Michele Bricci, a born-and-bred Florentine and general manager of FH Hotel Calzaiuoli, reveals his tips & tricks to explore unexpected Florence, a side of the city that often stays in the shadows of its more famous monuments.     A museum in the oldest hospital in the world   Just 500 metres from FH […]
April 13, 2018

Palazzo Tornabuoni: a centre for culture in Florence

Palazzo Tornabuoni, Italy’s only private residence club, is a success.   The numbers speak for themselves: 109 members, 34 nationalities and 9 years of finery. What those figures do not give you is the full picture of this thriving cultural centre and community. The members of the Palazzo, from as far as Australia and Asia, […]
April 6, 2018

Your local tortilla-smiths

What happens when you take some of the best Tuscan traditions—the use of fresh, local, preservative-free ingredients, and an artisanal, hands-on, meticulous approach—and apply them to two Tex-Mex favorites, tortillas and taco shells? Tijuana can tell you.   In the past year, the popular Tex-Mex haunt’s via il Prato location has launched in-house tortilla, tortilla […]

#MeToo in Florence: confrontations on canvas

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, a global reckoning with the realities of sexual harassment and assault, many artists are taking inspiration from survivors’ stories or confronting their own pasts more directly. Locally, Paul Beel is one of those: drawing upon his early experiences with body shaming and sexualized violence, the established artist has […]
March 30, 2018

The Fashion Grand Tour

First of all, let me introduce myself. I was born in Havana and after working as a model in Milan for over 10 years, I decided to move to Tuscany with my family. I became a personal shopper because of my love of Italian fashion and style. It started out as a hobby while imparting […]
March 2, 2018

Food experiences to have in (or near) Florence: a guide

Food lovers in Tuscany (and aren’t we all?) never see a shortage of events to attend or new eateries to try. The region overflows with top-shelf ingredients, but experimenting with how we enjoy them can make them even more satisfying. Picture a quick street food snack on your way to a meeting; a long, lazy […]
February 19, 2018

Foodora in Florence

Foodora has come to Florence, Italy, bringing the freshest of food from the city’s favourite restaurants direct to your door.
February 2, 2018

Pint of View: food, beer + cocktails

Cached in a quieter quarter of Florence's Oltrarno, Pint of View is fast becoming The Place to Pint and eat Korean-inspired mains.
January 9, 2018

Your place in Florence

First-class service, luxury accommodations and a rich historical experience are at your fingertips during your stay at Your Place in Florence.     Your Place in Florence brings together two very special locations, Palazzo Belfiore and Palazzo San Niccolò. From the two palazzi, enjoy easy access to the city’s landmarks. When it’s time to relax, […]

Detox Day

Start the New Year with a New You: this is Relax Firenze’s mantra for its Detox Day on January 20.   The central Florence oasis just off piazza della Repubblica embraces everyone for a mind, body and spirit-focused day by reservation only to make sure that you actually keep to your new year’s resolutions.   […]