Author: 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. You can see more on her Instagram account @phoebetravelpig.
December 10, 2020

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 bartender friend Fosco Scarselli. A century later, cocktails are just as much part of the city’s social scene, as witnessed by the variety and creativity […]
November 20, 2020

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 a long Florentine legacy, but what makes the city so special is the way these practices have continued and evolved. Even in 2020, independent studios […]
September 25, 2020

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 countryside have lured people away from the grandeur of Florence for centuries. Dante made many a pilgrimage to Fiesole; Gertrude Stein spent summers here; and […]