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Florence food guide

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Fine dining at Castello di Casole, A Belmond Hotel, Tuscany

An hour's drive from Florence takes you to a dreamy gourmet scenario.

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Il Salotto Santa Trinita: light bites + fine wines by the glass

Light bites, fine wines by the glass and a cozy atmosphere await the hungry and thirsty at Il Salotto Santa Trinita on the corner of piazza de’ Frescobaldi.

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Summer hotspots in Florence

From riversides to parks, here are some of Florence's hotspots for Summer 2023.

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Your next favorite panino in Florence

From lampredotto to vegetables, Florence has something for everyone on the panino front.

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Piccola Cucina: where strangers become friends

Expect an intimate culinary experience where strangers quickly become friends over food.

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Gluten-free eats with chef Alex Sgrenzaroli at Risotteria Melotti

Alex Sgrenzaroli of Risotteria Melotti in Florence tells about his love for cooking and his approach to gluten-free food.

Drinks

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The Michelangelo urban vineyard

The Fittipaldi family replants their vineyard with a Duomo view.

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Experience the magic of Christmas at Ruffino

Discounts on wines, gift cards and elevated dining experiences are all on the table at Poggio Casciano.

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Il Salotto Santa Trinita: light bites + fine wines by the glass

Light bites, fine wines by the glass and a cozy atmosphere await the hungry and thirsty at Il Salotto Santa Trinita on the corner of piazza de’ Frescobaldi.

ART + CULTURE

The “buchette” backstory

Florence's "wine windows" are enjoying a second renaissance and brisk business.

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Baroque + Brunello, taste the perfect pairing at the Argiano Baroque Music Festival

From August 18 to 27, four concerts offer an indulgent experience in the Sienese countryside.

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The new Giacosa: the birthplace of the Negroni reopens

Impeccable service, understated elegance and dangerously drinkable aperitifs

Food culture in Florence

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Florence’s central market turns 150

The Mercato Centrale Storico is planning a line-up of events to celebrate its culinary and historical value.

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Slitti: Chocolate tasting near the Duomo

The chocolate emporium in the heart of Florence.

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Tuscany’s Chocolate Valley

An indulgent tour of Tuscany's chocolatiers.

Recipes

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Strawberry + rose water clafoutis

This clafoutis is perfect to finish off a spring dinner or at teatime.

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A spring version of cecina

This upgraded version of the crispy Tuscan cecina chickpea pancake is the perfect dinner recipe for the spring.

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Zesty traditional Tuscan white bean soup

Tangy, spicy and comforting, make this recipe your go-to for the winter.

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Old-style winter salad with hummus dressing

For a fresher start to the new year, Miriam Wexter brings us a winter salad recipe by Rosalia Salad Gourmet.

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Pasta in bianco

Try this concentration of 36-month Parmigiano Reggiano PDO goodness in a dish from 10_11 restaurant in Milan.

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Mezza rigatoni with sausage, chard and chilis

A recipe for the transition from late summer to early autumn.

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Recipe: Tagliatelle with asparagus, radicchio and pancetta

This pasta dish is a nice way to dip your toes in the changing seasons.

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Karl Whittaker’s fish and chips

Serves 4 An easy-to-prepare British staple elevated by the simple and yet overlooked technique of brining, which means that your fish and chips will have more flavour than the standard ...

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Caritas: a recipe for the homeless of Florence

Homeless charity Caritas shares shares a recipe from their holiday fundraising cookbook.

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Castagnaccio: the naturally gluten-free Florentine dessert

Try making this easy and local gluten-free dessert, which was typically a poor man's winter dish.

Gourmet lovers delight in Tuscany’s goodness, with cuisine topping many people’s lists while in Florence. Well-aware of the city’s culinary draw, we share our recommendations on where to sip and dine, from cheap panini spots to upper-end eateries.

Read our recipes for traditional Tuscan dishes with some unexpected treats, and we feature plenty of restaurant reviews and interviews with noted figures in the culinary world. Explore some of the region’s wineries as we take you through the history and production of some of Tuscany’s top-class wines, with food guides to ensure you’re in-the-know on popular places to eat, new arrivals, as well as lesser-known tucked away secrets.

Have a look at our favourite places for happy hour, best spots for students, high-end bakeries, historical restaurants, and the pizza places in Florence you need to know. Craft coffee is also explored, with a look at Florence’s Michelin starred restaurants; not forgetting gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian eateries.

Find out where to enjoy cocktails with a view, with our lists of rooftop bars and chill riverside hangouts, as well as bars for the best drinks and where to learn about Florence’s own brands.

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