Phoebe Hunt

    Phoebe Hunt is a food and travel journalist for a number of British and international magazines, and has written for GQ, Conde Nast Traveller and Huffington Post. Living in Florence, Phoebe also runs a sustainable chocolate company called The Real Peel Co.

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    FOOD + WINE

    Cupping at Ditta Artigianale’s Scuola del Caffè coffee academy

    We spent one Saturday morning “cupping” coffee at Ditta Artigianale's Scuola del Caffè in the piazza Sant’Ambrogio coffee shop.

    FOOD + WINE

    Schola Cibrèo: learning from the legacy of Fabio Picchi

    We go into the kitchens at Fabio Picchi's Cibrèo dynasty to learn from the experts at culinary academy Schola in Florence.

    FOOD + WINE

    Gucci Giardino 25: it’s all about the cocktails

    Gucci is quietly expanding its empire in Florence with a small but opulent new cocktail bar, Gucci Giardino 25, in piazza della Signoria.

    FOOD + WINE

    High-end bakeries set up shop in Florence

    Forget fine dining! High-end bakeries are where it’s at in Florence right now. We follow our sweet tooth to two of the most talked-about pasticceria shop openings. 

    ART + CULTURE

    4½ minutes: the story behind Fotoautomatica

    Phoebe Hunt talks to Matteo Sani about what’s so magical about vintage photo booths and why he decided to rescue them as FOTOAUTOMATICA. 

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    Where to WFA* in Florence

    The kind of coffee shop-cum-offices we’re used to in cosmopolitan cities don’t always translate to Florence. Pull out your laptop charger as you nurse a cappuccino in a traditional bar ...

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    3 ultimate Vespa adventures in Tuscany

    Careering around Tuscany on the back of a little red Vespa should come with two disclaimers. Firstly, the narrow twists and turns of Italian roads are not without danger and ...

    FOOD + WINE

    A (very early) morning at Pasticceria Buonamici

    The day starts at 3.30am for the first roster of pastry chefs at Pasticceria Buonamici, one of Florence’s best loved artisanal bakeries. The first job is to turn on the ...

    FOOD + WINE

    Easter in Florence: food takeaways and deliveries

    As we plunge into zona rossa for the days running up to Pasqua (Easter) and Pasquetta (Easter Monday), there’s one thing to keep those living in Florence sane and happy: ...

    FOOD + WINE

    Wine on tap: a love letter to “vino sfuso”

    Vino sfuso is something utterly magical to those who haven’t been raised in the grape-growing regions of Italy and something quite mundane to those who have. The concept is essentially ...

    FOOD + WINE

    Where to drink quality craft coffee in Florence

    One of the little rituals that has kept me going through the technicolour COVID rules of the last few weeks and months has been sourcing and making really good coffee ...

    FOOD + WINE

    Where to Eat and Drink for Valentine’s Day in Florence

    Will you be in Florence for Valentine’s Day this February 14? With Tuscany managing to stay in yellow zone for the time being, restaurants and cafes are making the most ...

    FOOD + WINE

    5 Florentine cocktails to make at home

    It’s exactly 101 years since the Negroni was first created in a Florence cocktail bar—a heady mix of gin, Campari and sweet vermouth mixed up for Count Camillo Negroni by ...

    ART + CULTURE

    Arts and crafts kits from Florence

    Ever since the Renaissance, the city has been an epicentre of craftsmanship, its residents proud patrons of the arts. Leather, jewellery, textiles, marbled paper, perfume and many more trades have ...

    FOOD + WINE

    Where to eat and drink in Fiesole

    High in the hills overlooking Florence, Fiesole takes on mystical appeal to those living in the city. A degree cooler, lush and verdant, the sleepy Etruscan town and its surrounding ...

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