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December 10, 2020

5 Florentine cocktails to make at home

It’s exactly 101 years since the Negroni was first created in a Florence cocktail bar—a heady mix of gin, Campari and sweet vermouth mixed up for Count Camillo Negroni by bartender friend Fosco Scarselli. A century later, cocktails are just as much part of the city’s social scene, as witnessed by the variety and creativity […]
December 4, 2018

Christmas cocktails in Florence and where to find them

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 […]
February 2, 2018

Pint of View: food, beer + cocktails

Cached in a quieter quarter of Florence's Oltrarno, Pint of View is fast becoming The Place to Pint and eat Korean-inspired mains.
February 9, 2021

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 at home. Sure, nothing will replace the charm of sitting in a Florentine caffè and watching the world go by over a perfectly frothed cappuccino, […]

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 of the occasion with all sorts of special menus and deliveries. Although San Valentino supposedly dates back to Ancient Rome, the commercial celebration is a […]
January 21, 2021

Vermouth from Tuscany

Vermouth is a night-off for a wine lover. Coriander? Tonka bean? Sage? Like pot pourri in a tumbler, guessing the botanicals defies reason. The fortified and aromatized wine is basking in newfound popularity around the world, especially Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with vermouth sales forecast to rise by 3.3 percent this year, according […]
December 28, 2020

Best reads of 2020

We celebrate closing the door on 2020 by summing up the most popular articles read this year in The Florentine. From pandemic-centric pieces to interviews, cocktails and the spas of Tuscany, 2020 has been more eclectic than we initially thought.         Best reads of 2020: Your favourite articles in The Florentine   […]
December 16, 2020

Cocktail home delivery in Florence

Understandably suffering from a smidgen of pandemic fatigue? Too whacked to shake your own? Don’t fret, have cocktails brought to your door in Florence for Fridays night in (or any day of the week, come to that).     Floreal Firenze delivers canned cocktails (1 can for 7 euro, 15 cans for 90 euro) anywhere in […]
December 1, 2020

Until we meet again

All we really want this Christmas is the beginning of the end of the pandemic and a return to—or rather of—Florence. We miss our imperfect city’s pep, the myriad museums and avid art worshipping, the clattering of pans in kitchens and chatter over vino rosso. Life in the Tuscan capital is not the same, with […]
September 17, 2020

Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

BEATS/ Firenze Jazz Festival September 17-20       The perfect blend of culture, music and (safely distant) sociability summarises the 4th edition of the Firenze Jazz Festival. It promises to be more memorable than ever as charming locations from the Oltrarno to the hills surrounding Florence are chosen as spots to hear the sweet strains […]