Yellow Bar: Fresh, delicious Italian eats in a casual space.
All'antico Vinaio: THE best sandwiches you will have in Florence. Cured meats, fresh cheese, warm focaccia bread, grab a takeaway sandwich and wander aimlessly.
Gelateria Edoardo: Seasonal and organic flavours at this gelateria. One of the best in Florence.
La Ménagére: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, drinks, live jazz, plants & flowers, home goods, ample seating, art, a breathtaking interior design and a laid-back atmosphere. Perfect hangout spot.
Mangia Pizza Firenze: When in need of a quick but delicious lunch. The pizzas are the perfect personal size with tons of topping options.
Libreria Brac: Walk into Brac and you will find a bar where you can order from a wide selection of cocktails & wine and once your drink is ready, take it outside into the charming courtyard patio where there are cozy seats and art magazines for your leisure. Next to the courtyard is some indoor seating where you can do some work, read a book from the library selection, or enjoy some vegetarian Italian food.
SE·STO on Arno at The Westin Excelsior: Cocktails with a view at the rooftop bar of the Westin Hotel.
Officina Profumo - Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella: The ultimate one stop shop for fragrances, skin care products and homeopathic items.
Uffizi Gallery: 16th century building housing a huge collection of Renaissance paintings & masterpieces.
Tuscan Road Trip: San Gimignano, Siena, Montepulciano & Pienza
San Gimignano: If you've rented a car from Florence and are heading through Tuscany, you are in for a real treat. Stop at as many wineries as you can, try to find the sunflower fields, take photo breaks & be present. Definitely stop in San Gimignano and climb to the top of the Torre Grossa for a stunning Tuscan panoramic view.
Siena: After San Gimignano, head into sienna, try to find the pizza shop with the slices bigger than your head, and wander around the beautiful historic town.
Salcheto Winery: Salcheto is a must-visit winery in Montepulciano. Specializing in natural, unfiltered quality sangiovese wines with no sulfites added, the vineyard is 100% organic and absolutely stunning. Book a tour of the cellar, it's super informative and interesting to see how they use solar energy throughout. The winery is also a boutique country hotel.
Relais Il Chiostro di Pienza: A former convent, the hotel offers an antique charm and has great amenities like the pool and gardens overlooking the Tuscan countryside and a delicious complimentary breakfast spread put out every morning.
Sperone Nudo: For an authentic, delicious Italian meal. The pici (thick spaghetti) with truffle is outstanding.