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Bottega Di Corte: a special Florentine shop

For this post I thought it’d be nice to find a special Florentine shop, one that was modern but old at heart, a fun place to stop in that could represent something of present-day Florence too. I wanted an example of local passion vs. standardized globalization. I was ready to go on an all-out hunt …

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Bottega di corte

L’idea per questo post era quella di parlare di un negozio fiorentino, particolare, moderno ma al tempo stesso con un’anima antica, bello da visitare e che potesse in qualche modo essere rappresentativo della Firenze di oggi. Cercavo passione locale vs. globalizzazione standardizzata. Ero già pronto ad una estenuante ricerca per le strade ed i vicoli …

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Leather learning at Florence’s Scuola del Cuoio

I’d always wondered how leather came to be so deeply rooted in Florence’s culture. Now that I’ve visited the Scuola del Cuoio leather school in the Santa Croce neighborhood, I know the answer. The school has deep roots and has been well-maintained by the Gori Casini family. The school can be entered either from the …

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La Scuola del Cuoio di Firenze

Mi sono sempre chiesta perché il cuoio e la pelle fossero radicati nella cultura fiorentina e, finalmente, dopo aver visitato la Scuola del Cuoio a Santa Croce l’ho capito. Una realtà antica ma ancora così ben preservata grazie alla famiglia Gori Casini. L’ingresso si può effettuare o dalla chiesa di Santa croce o dai chiostri …

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Now opening in Florence: RED

It’s been an exciting few weeks for Florence, which has been proving itself quite dynamic. Many new businesses are opening shop here and many feature impressively innovative concepts for our little city. Just two days ago, the first floor of San Lorenzo’s Central Market opened with a spanking-new contemporary space where you can enjoy all …

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Nuove aperture a Firenze: RED

In queste settimane Firenze si sta dimostrando molto vivace: diverse realtà stanno aprendo in città, molte delle quali con formule piuttosto innovative per la nostra piccola realtà. Proprio 2 giorni fa ha inaugurato il primo piano del Mercato Centrale di San Lorenzo: un nuovissimo spazio contemporaneo, dove mangiare eccellenze gastronomiche, dalla pizza alla mozzarella, dalla …

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Tour of Florence for Interior Design fans

Recently, especially after I furnished my apartment, I realized I have a true passion for everything that has to do with interior design. I wouldn’t call myself a true expert (if any on of you are architects, you’ll have to forgive any mistakes), but I can say that I’ve developed my own personal style, hunting …

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Barberino Outlet: leading italian brands with 30% discount!

The other day, I decided to go to Barberino Designer Outlet in Barberino in Mugello, between Florence and Bologna. My daughter had pointed out that her sneakers were just a wee-bit too tight! Feet grow fast when you’re twelve. These “tight spots” every month were getting expensive. Why not try shopping in an outlet? At …

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