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Fusion Bar and Restaurant.
Fusion Bar and Restaurant.

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An essential guide to Florence

There are more reasons than not to visit the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Florence is the gateway to some of the world’s most mouthwatering food and wine, and is also home to top-notch design.

Fusion Bar & Restaurant

Located in the lobby of the Ferragamo-owned Gallery Art Hotel, for fashionable Florentines, this is the place to see and be seen. Try an aperitivo while watching the stylish parade of people.

Vicolo dell’Oro, 3
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Gucci Museo.

Gucci Museo

In 1921 Guccio Gucci opened a small leather goods company in his hometown of Florence. This museum celebrates the global significance and history of the brand. The gift shop is well stocked and the Icon store sells unique editions from the Icon collection, which can only be found at the museum.

Piazza della Signoria, 10
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CERI Vintage and Factory

This vintage shop is a bit of a local institution. Owner Danilo has an excellent eye for unique pieces, including vintage military, textiles, and loads of leather goods.

via de Serragli, 26/R

PN/P, Firenze - A piedi nudi nel parco

A piedi nudi nel parco – PN/P – are men’s and women’s stores selling a select edit of international avant-garde clothing brands. The merchandising and design of the stores are dark, tasteful, and extremely high concept.

PN/P Woman:
Via del Proconsolo 1/N

PN/P Man:
Via Santa Margherita 2/R
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Trattoria Casalinga

With a menu full of hearty, traditional Italian food this Floretine classic has been serving a faithful clientele of locals in the Oltralto area since 1963. The lunch menu is a particularly good bargain, but it’s in the evenings when this eatery truly shines.

via dei Michelozzi 9r
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Cacio vino trallallà restaurant

This is one restaurant that is not to be missed. There are only three tables alongside a couple of seats at the bar, so to say booking is highly advised would be an understatement. Everything on the menu, including the wine, is organic and comes from local Tuscan suppliers. The menu follows the seasons and mirrors what local farms have available at any given time.

Via Pisana, 29/R
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Grom makes 100% natural gelato. Photo: Shutterstock

Grom

Grom makes 100% natural gelato, with fresh seasonal fruit and no artificial additives. They also offer delicious sorbets, all the gelato flavors can be used in milkshakes, and they have a surprisingly varied hot chocolate menu.

via del Campanile, angolo via delle Oche
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Erbario ToscanoErbario Toscano is specializing in natural essences from Tuscany.

Erbario Toscano is a family-run global brand specializing in natural essences from Tuscany, which are used to make a wide variety of products, including skin care and scents. Products are cruelty-free and packaged in recyclable materials.

via del Corso n. 38/R
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Pollini Lampredotto

Authentic street food at its finest – and the only things on offer at Pollini are lampredotto, a type of pork sandwich, and tripe sandwiches. The stall is open at lunchtime and few tourists manage to find their way to it. This is food to be eaten standing up: there are no tables but you can take your lampredotto with you and eat it sitting on the curb of the nearby piazza.

Via de’Macci, angolo con Borgo la Croce

Volume

Volume is a former hat workshop offering vintage furniture and with all sorts of odd wooden curiosities on display. Part bar, part café, part bookshop, and part museum, Volume is located at Piazza San Spirito in the hip Otraltro area. There is a large outdoor terrace where you can relax.

Piazza San Spirito 5/R
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Text: Tsemaye Opubor

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