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“Lions, Tigers, and Bears, oh my!” – Cracking Art at Barberino Designer Outlet

Barberino Designer Outlet displays 100 giant colourful animals in an open-air exhibition by Cracking Art, on display from July 12 to September 25.

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In their shoes: The Rangoni sisters

Valentina and Carolina Rangoni are the third generation of the Florence-based shoe company that was founded by their grandfather in 1934.

COMMUNITY

Barberino Designer Outlet: one of the greenest in Italy

Barberino Designer Outlet has sustainability as one of its main goals as seen by the Recycle Your Fashion initiative launched last Earth Day.

ART + CULTURE

Pitti Mosaici: the De Filippis family and the almost-forgotten art of pietra dura

At the Pitti Mosaici laboratory, in piazza Pitti, master craftsmen use a centuries-old process to create museum-quality artwork.

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The Valentine’s Day gift guide from The Florentine

Give the gift of something Florentine this Valentine’s Day. Here’s The Florentine’s pick of the crop for the Tuscany lovers in your life. Many ship internationally and have English-friendly online shops.   ...

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Loving ideas this February 14

Florence is unbeatably one of the most romantic cities and Festa degli Innamorati is widely celebrated around town. In addition to stocking up on Baci chocolates, check out some great ...

ART + CULTURE

An air of beauty: AquaFlor

On the tip of borgo Santa Croce, a quiet street flanked by 16th-century buildings, several small openings are carved out of the meter-thick walls of the Palazzo Corsini-Antinori. Now owned ...

ART + CULTURE

The Enduring Legacy of Alberto Cozzi

  In Florence, the Cozzi name has long been synonymous with bookbinding, paper marbling and faithful restoration of centuries-old volumes. Alberto Cozzi, together with his wife Nella, opened their bottega ...

ART + CULTURE

Monnaluna Fashion

Fashion jewelry designer Giovanna Bruno of MONNALUNA was integral to the launch of IN BOTTEGA, and has been devising a new business model. “Many artisans have been hit particularly hard ...

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For gentlemen only: Mondial 1908

Gentlemen with a longing to look their best this holiday season need seek no more. Nestled along borgo San Jacopo, a flick of a blade away from the Ponte Vecchio, ...

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Christmas gift guide for Florence lovers

From books to candles, experiences to wine, here’s The Florentine’s pick of the presents this holiday season for the Florence lovers in your life.       Glowing     ...

ART + CULTURE

IN BOTTEGA launches online shopping connection with artisans

I’m pleased to announce the launch of a new platform designed to bring artisans of the Oltrarno together with discerning shoppers – IN BOTTEGA. The pandemic has led to an ...

FOOD + WINE

TYPIQO’s high-quality groceries to your door

  Opening a business always involves a leap of faith, but particularly so in the midst of a global pandemic. Over the course of summer 2020, meeting rooms were exchanged ...

ART + CULTURE

Made in Firenze: Essère Atelier and Scuola del Cuoio

Hours before opening her store, Ilaria Tolossi, owner and designer of Essère Atelier, visits an antique sartorìa to decide which fabrics will become a new dress. Minutes before visitors arrive ...

ART + CULTURE

Winter looks: sustainable fashion in Florence

Photography by Marco Badiani, Valeria Raniolo + Diego De Franchis Raise your image to heaven or damn it to hell this winter with local, sustainable and devilishly enticing outfits that ...

FOOD + WINE

An upscale alimentari: Tuscan Taste Florence

Varinia (Vary) and her husband Edoardo Cecotto are no amateurs in the food industry. Vary has two master’s degrees in culinary arts and Edoardo has managed multiple events and cooking ...

ART + CULTURE

A jewelry store like no other: Extremida

Many artisans in Florence face the same challenge: the work is labor intensive, as is often the case when traditional methods are used. This requires a mastery of highly specialized ...

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Give the gift of Florence

Gift giving is sometimes difficult, but not at all so when you’re presented with the option of wrapping up an entire city under the Christmas tree. This year, Destination Florence ...

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Step into September at Barberino Designer Outlet

    September is a month of fresh starts. With school bags back on shoulders and heads focused on the academic year to come, embark on the next chapter with ...

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Update your look at Barberino Designer Outlet

All Posts   It’s finally time to air those summer items you’ve kept stored away for so long, and undoubtedly do a quick stock take to see what you’re missing ...

FOOD + WINE

TYPIQO: quality bites

It takes guts to open a business during a pandemic, but Antonio Badalamenti has shown he can stomach it. Formerly the chef at Nugolo (2020’s rave review restaurant opening, back ...

FOOD + WINE

Pay by weight: sustainable grocery stores in Florence

Plastics, unnecessary bags, boxes within boxes: be gone with them all! Florentine stores are putting the environment first, having replaced excess packaging with pay-by-weight foodstuffs and household essentials. Just bring ...

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Leisurewear meets fashion at Barberino Designer Outlet

Our style has changed over the course of the pandemic as we all seek comfort and to look after ourselves. Leisurewear is the first choice for most as we find ...

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At Home gift guide: creature comforts from Tuscany

Bring Tuscany to your home this winter with handcrafted items from the region we all love. From Prato-produced mattresses to candle bowls shaped by a Scottish potter, watercolours painted by ...

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