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Edgardo Osorio's Favourite Spots In Florence, Italy

Edgardo Osorio's Favourite Spots In Florence, Italy
By Edgardo Osorio
November 01, 2018
The founder of Aquazzura shares his top spots for sightseeing, gelato, aperitivo hour and more in his hometown

1/4 Where to stay

Photo: Courtesy of JK Place
Photo: Courtesy of JK Place

JK Place: To me, the hotel symbolizes La Dolce Vita chic, with rooms designed by Michele Bonan, the Florentine designer that is also behind JK Place in Capri.

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.

See also: Inside Aquazzura Founder Edgardo Osorio's Eclectic Florentine Home

2/4 What to see

Photo: Courtesy of Museo Stibbert
Photo: Courtesy of Museo Stibbert

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.

Antico Setificio Fiorentino: They make textiles here with machines designed by Leonardo da Vinci. It is home to some truly fascinating archives.

Museo Bardini: This museum features Etruscan, Roman and medieval pieces.

See also: On the Road With Maserati: 7 Ways To Live La Dolce Vita In Modena

3/4 Where to eat

Photo: Courtesy of Se.sto on Arno
Photo: Courtesy of Se.sto on Arno

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

Photo: Courtesy of Loretta Caponi
Photo: Courtesy of Loretta Caponi

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.

Find out more about Aquazzura at aquazzura.com

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