On par with its world-renowned monuments and museums, Florence is famed for its culinary talents. The excellence of its cuisine attracts food lovers from around the world. It’s hardly a surprise that Florence is the perfect setting for top-of-the-line food and wine events, in addition to its plethora of restaurants, pizzerias, and gelaterias.
Here are a few of the upcoming mouth-watering events in Florence, some right by our hotel!
In February, specifically the week before St. Valentine’s Day, chocolate lovers unite in the square right in front of our hotel, the magnificent Santa Maria Novella, for the 10th Artisan Chocolate Fair. Stands from everywhere in Italy offer up the best artisan chocolates, bars, pralines, and all kinds of sweets.
When: February 7 to 14, 2014
Where: Piazza Santa Maria Novella
Hours: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Prato salumiera Mouth-watering Events
In March, Florence thinks big with the Taste fair. Last year, over 13,500 visitors came to an event that ventures beyond the doors of the attractive setting of the converted train station Stazione Leopolda with “Fuoriditaste” events throughout Florence. The fair features the best from Italian food makers, from sweets to fine meats, wine to craft beer, from truffles to Gragnano pasta. Outside of Taste, there are abundant chances to watch food shows and meet figures from the culinary world and star-spangled chefs.
When: from March 8 to 10, 2014
Where: Stazione Leopolda
Hours: The event is open to the general public on Saturdays and Sundays from 12.00 pm to 7:30 pm.
We are awaiting confirmation of other delicious events slated for May, like the Festival del Gelato, WineTown and others.
English translation by Miriam Hurley