Author: Sofie Delauw

Sofie Delauw is a Belgian-born photographer living in Florence. After a short career as a recruiter, she moved to the U.S. and earned a degree in photography. It was one of the best decisions she has ever made. Today she works as a freelance photographer and divides her time between Belgium and Italy. She shoots what she loves: food, interiors and travel images. See more of her work at
February 27, 2014

An interview with Valeria Piccini

A sought-after destination for the likes of Queen Victoria, the St. Regis Florence is now more than just a luxurious place to stay. The Art Deco-style winter garden at one of Florence’s leading hotels has opened its doors to Valeria Piccini, one of Tuscany’s
November 21, 2013

An interview with Vito Mollica

Walking into the sumptuous surroundings of Palazzo della Gherardesca is always a soothing and pleasurable experience, but it is all the more so when one is about to meet the Four Seasons Florence’s Michelin-starred chef, Vito Mollica. Modest in his success and amiable with all, Basilicata-born
May 23, 2013

Casa del Vino

Wandering through the San Lorenzo street market, dodging overly insistent stall owners and tacky tourist wares, one could easily miss Casa del Vino. ith marble counter tops and beautifully carved woodwork, the small wine bar is usually filled with locals despite its touristic location, due in part to its rich
February 14, 2013

Only the best

Go into any café in Italy on a Saturday or Sunday morning and you'll find it packed with neighbourhood locals standing at the bar ordering their daily cappuccino e brioche. Giorgio's is no different, but listen closely and you'll find that there are not only locals
October 7, 2010

The faces of Teatro del Sale

By now, many have become familiar with the Cibrèo restaurants in Florence and their charismatic and talented founder, renowned chef Fabio Picchi and his wife, acclaimed actress Maria Cassi. On the surface, the Teatro may simply seem a unique eatery, open at all hours and offering a theatrical
September 9, 2010

The city’s Santo

Undeniably  one of Florence's best restaurants-for the quality of the food, the vast selection of wines and the inviting atmosphere-the very cosmopolitan Santo Bevitore is really just a friendly neighbourhood eatery and drinkery located in the heart of the Santo Spirito area. Childhood friends who grew