• Saturday, October 21, 2017

Luxury Travel Florence

The Florence Guide
July 7, 2014

Good For:  Couples, groups of friends, families and the solo traveler.  Just ask Diane Lane in Under the Tuscan Sun.  Florence is the ultimate city for food, wine, art and a whole lot of romance.

The Highlights: 

  • If a hotel was ever considered an attraction, it is the Medici palace where the Four Seasons calls home.  A relatively, for the city of Florence, massive complex of the original nobel home and a converted convent, separated by a gorgeous park, the hotel is a compound of art, culture and history.   
  • Yes, it’s touristy, but we’re going to put getting what seems like unlimited truffles (sans scale) shaved onto your pasta by a Hapsburg count at La Giostra as one of our favorite experiences. 
  • For the most culinary experiences, dining at Cibreo one eve, and Pinchiorri the other, than debating for hours the next day over Tuscan wine which one you liked better.  There are actually no wrong choices here. 
  • Checking out the new Eataly, which really does put the original New York outpost to shame.
  • Shopping.  For some reason, Florence, above Milan and Rome has always been the place we get the most loot – from haute couture fashions like Valentino to the gorgeous stationary stores for the beautiful Florentine prints.   
  • Immersing yourself in the art of the museums and the street life in Florence, which is art itself.

Stay

Four Seasons

Palazzo Magnani Feroni

Regis

Savoy

Eat

Cammillo Trattoria

Cane e Gatto

Cibrèo

Enoteca Pinocchiori

Gilli

Il Caminetto

La Giostra

 

Drink

Cavalli Café

Sky Bar at Continentale Hotel

 

Shop

Armani

Carte

Il Papiro

Il Pietro

Michelle Negri

Street Doing

The Mall

Valentino

 

See:

Accademia

Ferragamo

Officina Profomo Farmaveutica di Santa Maria Novella

Ponte Vecchio

Uffizi Gallery

Villa San Michele