Hello, florence

Florence, the regional capital of Tuscany, is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy. It is acknowledged by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and stepping onto its historic cobbles, it is easy to see why. Cradled between the surrounding hills, the city hosts some of the most famous works of art on the planet, and the whole of the city centre is packed with stunning palaces, churches, and monuments. The surrounding countryside is well-known for its rolling hills and its wine, particularly the Chianti area between Siena and Florence.


The Cafes to visit

Caffè Gilli in Firenze, Italy

Caffè Gilli

With an old-world charm, Gilli is a historical café boasting Murano lamps, a frescoed ceiling, and a beautiful arch. Pick delicious treats, such as biscotti and tiramisu, which are so visually displayed and head to the spacious terrace that overlooks Piazza della Repubblica to people-watch. If you want to experience an elegant breakfast with a stunning view, this is the ideal place. Keep in mind, it is a bit pricey but definitely worth going once at least.

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caffè concerto paszkowski firenze

Caffè Concerto Paszkowski

Founded in 1903, Paszkowski is a real institution in Florence. Since the beginning, this concert-cafè became famous all over Europe: in its rooms, all the greatest intellectuals have enjoyed its well-known piano concerts. This building had such an important role in Florentine history that it was declared a national monument in 1991. Today, it maintains its elegant aura, where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast or aperitif while reliving the golden era of Florentine literature.

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Soul Kitchen

This bar, cafe and restaurant has a different ambience depending on the time of the day, making it a place to stop by whenever you prefer. Its aperitif buffet is well-known throughout the whole city for being different every day. In addition, you can choose a wine from its varied list, or you can entrust Soul Kitchen's professional bartenders. After the aperitif, during weekends concerts and DJ sets are organised.

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Pasticceria Marisa

This patisserie has a solid reputation in Florence thanks to its 35 years of experience. Its selection includes both sweet and savoury specialities, but Pasticceria Marisa is particularly famous for its 'zuccotto', a semi-frozen dessert (brandy, cake, and ice cream) with origins in Florence. Definitely a place to visit when craving an exquisite dessert.

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Family discovering old Italian treasures in Florence. Portrait of happy mother and daughter eating ice cream near Ponte Vecchio

Gelateria La Carraia

Gelateria La Carraia is located right in front of the namesake bridge crossing the Arno river. It offers daily fresh and top-quality products, paying attention to the rhythm of nature and planning the production until the last detail.This shop gained the reputation of the best ice cream parlour in Florence, enough to allow the owners to open a second shop on the other side of the river. So you have no excuses, La Carraia's ice cream is an essential must for your Florentine holiday!

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Cantucci. Typical Italian cookies

Caffè Rivoire

This elegant café is part of a shop, annexed to one of the most renowned chocolateries in Italy. Rivoire has been in business since 1872, and not only offers coffee, fancy chocolates, and cakes but also serves delicious dishes when hunger kicks in. Thanks to its central location in Piazza della Signoria both locals and tourists are frequent visitors of this place.

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Caffe Latte

Marcello La Pasticceria

Pasticceria Marcello is the perfect place to satisfy your sweet tooth with a wide selection of pastries and desserts available throughout the day. In addition to sweet treats, the shop also offers lunch options and an afternoon aperitif buffet. Don't miss out on the highly recommended Schiacciata Fiorentina and yoghurt cake with fruit.

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