Monthly Archives: July 2014

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 through Florence's streets and alleys. But it ended up that all I had to do was cross our hotel's Piazza Santa Maria Novella and head down Via del Sole. At the start of the street, at number 11 to

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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 Church of Santa Croce or the cloisters on Via San Giuseppe 5r from the garden around the apse. I was welcomed by Laura, the showroom's manager. With her eyes shining with the

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Our new tapas happy hour

Grand Hotel Minerva is chock full of surprises this summer. We did work on our rooftop to turn it into two beautiful terraces, called Pool & Solarium Terrace and Chiostri Terrace. We are happy to make some big announcements: our swimming pool now features more room for lounge chairs and a jacuzzi, and we have a brand new bar, 360 Three–Sixty. Our 360 bar was launched on June 24th for the Feast of St. John (Florence's patron saint), and our new tapas happy hour, Time4tapas kicked off

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4th of July

Grand Hotel Minerva and its staff wish a Happy Independence Day to all US citizens and those who want to rejoice with them. Today our barman will serve a cocktail dedicated to this special date. Taste our American Beauty Cocktail served on our 360 Rooftop Bar for only 8€.

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4 days ago

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Un San Valentino basato sull’idea di un amore interattivo, dove si condivide tutto .. anche gli spaghetti! #labuonanovella“Uno non può pensare bene, amare bene, dormire bene se non ha mangiato bene” 🍷
Vi presentiamo la cena di San Valentino.
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2 weeks ago

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Our bar stools, designed by Carlo Scarpa, have welcomed travelers at Grand Hotel Minerva since 1959. ✨ 60 years of cocktails, bartending and conversations. 🍸 #grandhotelminerva #hoteldesign ...

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