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Natural wine bars in Florence

Situated in one of the meccas of Italian wine culture, it is no surprise that Florence has a great selection of wine bars and bottle shops to choose from. What ...

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Celebrating spring with Iranian food in Florence and Tuscany

Spring solstice has just arrived, which corresponds with Persian New Year, celebrated by more than ten countries from the “-stans” (Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, etc.) to Albania and by several ethnic groups ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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Florence Restaurant Weeks: summer bites

  We all have a hunger to hang out with friends, boost Florence’s flagging economy and enjoy a few leisurely bites of the city’s eclectic restaurant scene this summer. That’s ...

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Michelin starred restaurants in Florence for 2020

Here’s our guide to Florence’s eight Michelin-starred restaurants: Enoteca Pinchiorri (3 stars); La Leggenda dei Frati (1 star); Il Palagio (1 star); Borgo San Jacopo (1 star); Ora d’Aria (1 star); La Bottega del Buon Caffè (1 star); ...

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Tenuta Prima Pietra: an organic winery with a sea view

The thriving vineyard of Tenuta Prima Pietra unfurls along a winding woodland road above the hillside town of Riparbella as a stylish wooden gate and stone sign announce the discreet entranceway.

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Vegetarian and vegan dining in Florence

Italy’s food culture is intrinsic to daily life in Florence, but with the majority of restaurants displaying raw steaks in their windows, and lampredotto being a street favourite, it can ...

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Where to find late night food in Florence

Florence’s nightlife is bursting with options, from late aperitivos to cosy speakeasies and hidden jazz bars. But once the night is over, hunger inevitably consumes the walk home. “Late night” ...

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A mini-guide to food markets in Florence

Begin your week at Mercato Centrale Firenze (piazza del Mercato Centrale/via dell’Ariento), the city’s oldest and largest food market nestled in a striking iron-and-glass structure designed by architect Giuseppe Mengoni ...

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“No good food in Pisa”? Take it with a grain of salt

As frequent flyers from Pisa Airport, we tend to enjoy a plate of pasta before leaving home or, at a push, at Galileo Galilei’s overpriced first-floor restaurant. Because, as my ...

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Where to brunch in Florence

Brunch has become a thing in Florence. Breakfast-meets-lunch is a seasonal Sunday affair, starting in the autumn, warming up the winter and seeing us through until spring. From five-star hotels to independent eateries, here’s The Florentine’s guide to brunch in Florence.

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Thanksgiving in Florence: where to eat in 2018

We’ve picked out some of Florence’s most delicious Thanksgiving events, meaning you can put the apron and cookbook back in the cupboard, get some friends together, eat pie and be thankful!

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Tram bites: where to eat along the new T1 Leonardo line

As Florence opens its new northbound tramline, known as the T1 Leonardo line, we explore which restaurants and eateries are worth the ride to the outskirts. Cinderellas, be wise: trams ...

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Riverside bars in Florence

You’ll never be wanting for watering holes in Florence. This summer a few Arno-side venues stand out; we’ve included some landlocked locales, too. NORTH BANK Florence’s North Bank continues to ...

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5 sweet treats from Tuscany

Pici pasta and Sangiovese may have captivated global gourmands, but Tuscany’s lesser-known culinary offerings, crafted with home-grown, flora-filled ingredients, cater to even the sweetest of appetites.

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Food experiences to have in (or near) Florence: a guide

Food lovers in Tuscany (and aren’t we all?) never see a shortage of events to attend or new eateries to try. The region overflows with top-shelf ingredients, but experimenting with ...

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6 international restaurants in Florence

Here is our guide to some of the tastiest international restaurants in Florence, Italy right now. Just don’t tell "nonna"…

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Chocolate shops in Florence

Ever since the merchant Francesco Carletti introduced cocoa to the Medici court in 1606, Florence has boasted a long history of artisan chocolate making. Ahead of the 14th edition of ...

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Wine bars in Florence: red, white and bubbles

From Chianti Classico to wine courses, French Champagne to Alto Adige whites, Florence boasts a wine bar scene worth uncorking.

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The Bolgheri of Pisa: Riparbella wineries

Ribarbella sits prettily in the Pisa province, a leisurely half-hour drive down the picturesque via Vecchia Aurelia takes you from brassy Bolgheri to another brilliant wine region.

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Pizza picks in Florence

Fifteen years ago, it was a struggle to sink your teeth into a decent margherita in Florence. Those times have changed. Top food publisher Gambero Rosso’s latest Guida alle pizzerie ...

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Best eats in the San Niccolò area

Feeling peckish after a wander through Florence’s calmest and perhaps prettiest downtown district? Try these hotspots. I’ Pizzacchiere (via San Miniato, 2) Alfredo and Natascia serve up inexpensive and intriguing ...

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