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Wild Buns Bakery opens in Oltrarno

Estonian Robert Marrandi makes Nordic buns all day long in his newly opened Oltrarno bakery.

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Badiani celebrates 90 years of gelato

Established in Florence in 1932, the gelateria is storming the UK market with nine stores and more in the pipeline.

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Ditta Artigianale to open coffee shop in Toronto

Opening September 21, the Florentine café will offer coffee, pastries, signature cocktails, brunch and shareable plates seven days a week.

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Best Pizza in Tuscany

Tuscany now boasts six of the best pizza restaurants in Italy, according to food guide 50 Top Pizza.

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Premier kitchen company Officine Gullo opens events space in Florence

Take a private tour of the masterpieces of Ognissanti Church before savouring dinner and drinks in the striking renovation of a 14th-century chapel.

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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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Fluid Specialty Coffee & Sharing: the best way to start the day in the Sant’Ambrogio neighbourhood

Coffee fiends will go wild for Fluid Specialty Coffee & Sharing in borgo La Croce, the innovative coffee shop from Le Piantagioni del Caffè

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Red Garter celebrates 60 years

Located on via dei Benci 33 for 6 decades, the longest-running nightclub in Florence marks the occasion with a social media contest.

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Floressence: gin from Tuscany inspired by Caterina de’ Medici

Tuscany’s thirst for gin continues with the latest bottle to hit the shelves: Floressence, a dry gin that's reminiscent of perfume.

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Palazzo Portinari Salviati opens in via del Corso

Palazzo Portinari Salviati's blend of high-end residential apartments, vacation suites and fine dining opens on April 15.

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Tuscan wine previews in Florence

Florence’s Tuscan wine previews, Chianti Lovers & Rosso Morellino and Chianti Classico Collection, returned on March 20, 21 and 22.

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High-end bakeries set up shop in Florence

Forget fine dining! High-end bakeries are where it’s at in Florence right now. We follow our sweet tooth to two of the most talked-about pasticceria shop openings. 

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Fabio Picchi, chef and owner of Cibrèo, dies aged 67

The Sant’Ambrogio neighbourhood of Florence has lost its culinary soul with the death of Fabio Picchi, chef and owner of Cibrèo, aged 67. 

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Restaurant openings in Florence: November 2021

Christmas has come early as new restaurants open ahead of the holidays, other establishments do a doubling act and lovemark locales reopen.     UNIQUE / La Ménagère     ...

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All’Antico Vinaio opens in New York

Now they’re queuing around the block in Times Square for a taste of Florentine focaccia as All’Antico Vinaio opens in New York City.      On October 23, the same ...

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Europe’s first centre of coffee excellence opens in Florence

La Scuola del Caffè, Europe’s first centre of excellence centred on coffee, has opened in Florence.     La Scuola del Caffè was inaugurated on October 1, on the occasion ...

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The tragic state of Florence’s restaurants

As consumers, we have done without restaurants for the best part of a year, save for a few months last summer and a brief burst of freedom in January. We ...

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Restaurant owners protest in Florence

A peaceful protest parade was held today in Florence by more than 1,000 restaurant owners and employees.

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Gelato for a good cause

Artisan gelato-maker Antonio Ciabattoni of La Sorbettiera has raised 850 euro in donations for the Ospedale Torregalli to support the Florence hospital during the Covid-19 emergency. The fundraising initiative started ...

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Restaurants react to the Coronavirus crisis

“Eccoli,” declared my father-in-law as he extended a tray of just-fried frittelle before disappearing back inside the San Jacopino 1970s apartment block. Yesterday wasn’t the usual raucous Sunday family lunch ...

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Mixing cultures: Make and Bake

Bostonian Louisa Loring and Milanese Gaia D’Alò have put the cherry on the top of their friendship by launching Make and Bake, a Florence-based company that produces gourmet mixes for ...

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If buns could fly: Wild Buns Bakery

Estonian Robert Marrandi is as good a businessman as he is a baker. The brains behind Scandinavian-style pop-up bakery Wild Buns, Robert singlehandedly crafts batches of cinnamon buns. He’s a ...

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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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Michelin starred restaurants in Tuscany for 2020

Italian cuisine has long since been a favourite, but in recent years chefs in Tuscany have been scaling the heights of culinary excellence. Here’s an overview to 2020 Michelin-starred restaurants in ...

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