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Local food festivals around Florence

Dive deeper into the traditions of local communities through sagre.

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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.

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Cube croissants in Florence

Catching up with the trend followed by bakeries across the world, the cube-shaped croissant comes to Florence.

COMMUNITY

Buon Cibo Per Tutt*: strengthening society around food

The initiative is part of the wider #UniversalPlate campaign run by The Social Gastronomy Movement.

ART + CULTURE

The “buchette” backstory

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

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Cooks at home: Stefano Frassineti

Career chef Stefano Frassineti cooks a delicious dinner at Hershey Felder's home for 18 hungry international diners in Tuscany.

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Il Borro celebrates 30 years of Ferragamo ownership

Visitors to the Valdarno estate can enjoy the renewed Wine and Art Gallery detailing the estate’s history.

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A taste of England: chef Karl Whittaker at Pint of View

Pint of View chef Karl Whittaker wants to liven up the Florence food scene with his take on English gastropub classics.

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Craft beer competition Birraio dell’Anno returns

Founder Nicola Utzeri tells us about beer trends and what to expect at Florence's Brewer of the Year awards.

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Rivoire

An insightful history about hot chocolate and where to find the best cup in Florence.

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Nittardi wine and art exhibition at Galleria Palazzo Coveri

Artworks by Dario Fo, Friedensreich Hundertwasser, Yoko Ono and Mimmo Paladino comprise the Nittardi Collection currently on show at Galleria Palazzo Coveri.

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A second life at Villa Le Corti: Gaetano and Meigan Arnone

Gaetano and Meigan Arnone are carving out a new life for themselves at Tuscany's Villa Le Corti.

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Florentine steak now available as an NFT

The Florentine steak+Tuscan wine NFT is available to buy until August 10, 2022

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Borgo Petriolo: the best thing since sliced bread

Borgo Petriolo provides mill tours and bread making workshops as well as a farm shop and wholesome restaurant

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Talking gelato with Vetulio Bondi

We are always in search of the best gelato, so we asked master gelatiere Vetulio Bondi what we should be looking for.

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Environment first: women in food, wine and beer

Producing food in an environmentally conscious way is best for our bodies. Here are four women-led businesses working in food in Tuscany.

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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.

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Accademia del Caffè Espresso La Marzocco

The Accademia del Caffè Espresso from La Marzocco aims to further our knowledge about coffee in the hills of Florence.

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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.

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Time-honoured traditions and new twists on Florence’s food scene

International influences on cuisine are strong, but Florentine food maintains its place front and centre on the restaurant scene.

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