Edgardo Osorio's Favourite Spots In Florence, Italy
1/4 Where to stay
Portrait Firenze: A hotel owned by Ferragamo, with rooms overlooking the Ponte Vecchio and a glamorous restaurant.
Villa San Michele: The villa is close to the city but it’s a great place for a relaxing getaway, with a pool and amazing gardens.
Villa Cora: Located in the hills just outside of the city, the villa is an elegant and classic building with a lot of history, as well as a great pool that makes it feel quite modern.
2/4 What to see
The Vasari Corridor: The corridor was used by the Medici family to get between the Pitti Palace and the Palazzo Vecchio, and features a collection of Rubens and Botticellis. You can book a private tour, and it is also close to the Boboli Gardens.
Museo Stibbert: It has an amazing collection of armours along with pieces from Japan.
Museo Bardini: This museum features Etruscan, Roman and medieval pieces.
3/4 Where to eat
Harry’s Bar: This is an institution.
Trattoria Sostanza: For the best Florentine steak in town. I also love their artichoke omelettes.
Enoteca Pinchiorri: One of my favourite restaurants in Florence.
Trattoria Cammillo: A typical Tuscan restaurant that I consider to be my personal canteen.
La Carraia: For gelato. When figs are in season, they make the most amazing fig ice cream.
Se.sto on Arno: For aperitivo hour. The restaurant is located on the rooftop of the Westin Excelsior Hotel.
4/4 Where to shop
Flair: They have a beautiful selection of pieces from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s.
Eredi Chiarini: A chic boutique that sells a lot of old-school Italian brands that you rarely find anywhere else, such as Caruso, Alessandro Gherardi and Cesare Attolini.
Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella: I love their soaps and shower gels.
Richard Ginori: For their beautiful porcelains.
Loretta Caponi: For embroidered linens, tablecloths, silk pyjamas and nightgowns.
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