Picture this: a creative cocktail beside one of the most panoramic pools in Florence. It’s all change up at Grand Hotel Minerva’s rooftop bar. Kareem Bennett has devised a cocktail list, in partnership with consultant bartender Julian Biondi, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the hallowed hotel in piazza Santa Maria Novella. […]
Building on the success of previous editions, Florence Cocktail Week returns this May with a celebration of dressed-up drinks. Organised by Paola Mencarelli and Lorenzo Nigro, the event, which runs from May 12, will feature masterclasses, roundtables and tasting sessions.
The mover and shaker of Italy’s mixology scene, Florence’s holiday drinks will have you toasting the town all winter long. The truffle one Savini Tartufi Truffle Restaurant, Via Porta Rossa 19 FB Savini Tartufi – Firenze The name: Truffle Martini Cocktail The backstory: Noël Coward famously said, “A perfect martini should be made […]
Mixology will take center stage from May 1 to 7: the second edition of Florence Cocktail Week—the first and only festival of its kind in Italy— will be served, straight up, in 16 Florentine bars. Building on the inaugural edition’s success, the week will showcase innovative drinks and bartenders in a mix of historic cafes (Gilli […]
This February 14, Florence is filled with amore as a packed line-up of romantic events has us swooning. Where better to celebrate the beauty of love than within the beauty of Florence? From romantic escapes and luxury spas to the intimacy of Tuscan dining experiences, here is The Florentine‘s guide to Valentine’s Day in Florence. […]
Cast your mind back to your early days in Florence: you and your significant other are strolling hand in hand along the cobbled streets. Undaunted by crowds or soaring temperatures, you visit an amazing exhibition, grab a prosecco with friends then miraculously manage to get a table at that new restaurant you’ve all been wanting […]
I don’t tend to think of Phil Dunphy and Clark Griswold, the dopey dads of Modern Family and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, respectively, as characters with whom I have much in common. But I’ve recently begun to reconsider, based on the running gags in each character’s comedy, both involving staircases. Across his show’s 11 […]
This is a story of a boy named Lucky. If you’ve caught the reference, you’re on the right page. In this case, I’m Lucky because I have the chance to write about something I care deeply about. Let me get this straight: Florence is not New York or San Francisco, but it does have a […]