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San Gimignano: where to eat

San Gimignano is one of the best-loved towns in Tuscany. Here are some top picks for where to spend your calories in the turreted town.

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Top San Gimignano wineries to visit

Often described as a red in white clothing, Vernaccia di San Gimignano is anything but a straightforward wine.

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5 favourite happy hours in Florence

Finding discounted drinks in a lavish city like Florence can be tough. Here are 5 of our favourite happy hours.

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Five gluten-free restaurants for celiacs in Florence

Italy may seem like the worst place for celiacs, but it is quite the opposite. Here are five gluten-free restaurants in Florence.

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Best cheap eats for students in Florence

Avoid the overpriced tourist traps. Here are the five of the best cheap eats for students in Florence.

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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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Wineries with restaurants to warm you up this autumn

As the mercury heads south, our taste buds turn to Tuscan reds. Warming and generous, Sangiovese embraces like that favourite scarf around our shoulders. These wineries in Montalcino and Montepulciano ...

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Historical restaurants in Florence

Food means more than merely filling our bodies, sustaining our energy and fuelling our day. It is a source of knowledge, a taste of tradition, and it provides a context ...

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Favourite pizza places in Florence

Florence might not be Naples, but the city’s pizza scene has taken off in recent times, especially in terms of quality and creativity. From gourmet toppings to steamed dough bases, ...

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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 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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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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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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2019 Michelin starred restaurants in Tuscany

Here’s an overview to 2019 Michelin-starred restaurants in Tuscany, which vaunts three new entries: La Tenda Rossa, Al 43 and Ristorante Giglio.

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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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2018 Michelin starred restaurants in Tuscany

Here’s an overview to 2018 Michelin-starred restaurants in Tuscany, which vaunts three new entries: Poggio Rosso, Osteria Perillà and Cum Quibus.

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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 ...

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Cheap lunch spots in central Florence

Although we are constantly creating and always on the move, our staff at The Florentine has been stuck in a rut lately when it comes to lunch. In efforts to ...

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Exploring Tuscany: let your taste-buds be your guide

One of the best ways to get to know the heart of a region is through its cuisine. Tuscan cuisine celebrates simplicity and high quality ingredients. Whether you are new ...

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2018 Michelin starred restaurants in Florence

Our guide to Florence’s seven Michelin-starred restaurants (unchanged from 2017): one 3-star (Enoteca Pinchiorri) and six 1-star establishments.

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2017 Michelin starred restaurants in Tuscany

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 2017 Michelin-starred restaurants in ...

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