My City | Florence

My City | Florence

My City Florence

The breakfast spot

The breakfast spot

Caffe Giacosa

Dating back to 1815, this historic café bar was a prominent grazing ground for Florentines elite during the 19th Century, and is now owned by Roberto Cavalli, who beautifully renovated the bar to its former elegance and charm. We love the burgundy banquette seating and the walls adorned with black and white prints of models and celebrities… all dressed in Cavalli of course. But what is truly irresistible is the large glass cabinet with the most tantalizing pastries and bite size savories you have ever tasted. They also conveniently make the best cappuccino in the city.

The art house

A place to pamper

Profumeria Mario

If you are looking for the best blow out in the city, this coiffeur is a trip back to 1950’s styling. Think Sophia Loren & Gina Lollobrigida. And in case you were looking to update your beauty products, don’t miss having a wander around their beauty store on the way out. The staff are wonderful and it’s definitely our beauty go to in Florence. Find it tucked away on Via Della Vigna Nouva. Ask for Luca.

The trip down memory lane
The art house

The trip down memory lane

Sante Croce

Running along the right bank of the river Arno, Sante Croce is often referred to as the soul of Florence. The Church is one of the most compelling sites in Florence, and the Piazza is one of the most famous squares in the city. The Basilica di Santa Croce is the largest Franciscan church in the world featuring its 16 chapels and the final resting place of Michelangelo.

The place to pamper

The art house

San Marco Convent

For a culturally immersive and spiritual experience, visit The Convent of San Marco. Now a museum in the oldest part of the monastery, you will see the most beautiful frescoes by the early Renaissance painter Fra Angelico. The ‘Annunciation’ is one of the most elegant paintings in all of Florence and the most famous of all Florence’s frescoes. Truly magical.

The place to pamper
The guilty pleasure

The guilty pleasure

Luisa Via Roma

The store first opened as a hat boutique back in 1930. Now carrying over 400 designers, Luisa Via Roma has become a fashionista’s haven. Famous for its diverse curated selection of both international brands, emerging new talent and embracing new technologies, it’s a shopping experience not to miss.
Their exclusive terrace designed by Patricia Urquiola ‘Oasi’ is the most perfect place to relax and unwind after a hard days shopping…

The getaway

The Getaway

Il Borro Relais & Chateaux

Hidden between Florence and Cortona, Il Borro is the most stunning escape. Now owned by the Ferragamo family, the hotel is set in a 700-hectare estate in heart of Tuscany and has a variety of villas, farmhouses and luxury suites all with the most breathtaking views. Take a horseback ride through the vineyards and a visit to the winery is a trip back in time.

The guilty pleasure
The getaway