Gaetano Piazzolla Author
With the beginning of the new year, Florence returns to be the focus of fashion with Pitti Uomo. The city, multicultural, elegant and full of charm, also reveals a contemporary side. Here’s a short guide about the Florence’s places for a “perfect night out”.
Is located in via delle seggiole,12 one of the noblest districts of the city, inside Palazzo delle Seggiole. One of the Florence’s place who has an ancient and unique history. It was, the residence of the most influential diplomat of the period, Bartolomeo Concini, jurisconsult of Cosimo I de’ Medici. The atmosphere will bring you back to the Florence of 13th and 16th century and dining or enjoying the disparate cocktails will be a unique experience.
So close to the Duomo, in the quiet and little traffic via dei Conti, you will find the Konnubio. A refined and very elegant place, halfway between an art gallery and design atelier. The Konnubio has a magical atmosphere where architecture and beauty embrace harmoniously with the flavors. True masterpieces of culinary art born from the creative creativity of the famous chef Beatrice Segoni. A gourmet menu, who reminds to the origins of the chef, will guide us in a sensory journey through the flavors of the sea and the scents of the earth. The Konnubio is also renowned for its delicious breakfasts and aperitifs, enjoyed in the beautiful courtyard. The cocktail bar, with its soft lights, is ideal for spending time pleasantly, enjoying a wide selection of grappas, gin, rum, vodka and whiskey.
Located in Via dè Ginori, 8R, La Ménagère was originally a home shop, founded in 1896 is the oldest in the city. Today it looks like a concept – restaurant with a unique design. Industrial materials, objects of recovery and design, flowers and accessories for the house meet and drawning an area of 1500 square meters. A romantic place that welcomes you and invites you to stay rather than go.
Cocktails here, have unpredictable mixes and flavors and are created with unusual ingredients. The watchword is experimentation, that makes La Ménagère a laboratory where new alchemy and preparation techniques are constantly tested. Together with the cocktails, tapas, real “bocconi d’autore”.
The large windows of Colle Bereto overlook Piazza Strozzi, an exceptional location among historic buildings and high fashion boutiques. Inside a sophisticated and contemporary atmosphere. The Colle Bereto, in addition to cocktail bars, is a reference point for all those who want to taste the best selection of national and international wines. To accompany the tasting, notes of dj-set and the best international music. The restaurant menu offers traditional Tuscan and Italian dishes, revisited in a modern way. Beautiful choice of seasonal ingredients, provided by small local producers.
In the heart of Florence, in via Roma, 1R the Caffè Gilli is the oldest cafe and lounge of the city for over 270 years. Born in 1733 from a Swiss family in a Florence still Medici and was inaugurated as “Bottega dei dolci”. A mandatory stop if you pass through the city, because is a unique example of Liberty Florentine style café. The world-renowned fame of the Gilli is the traditional sweets, because the original activity was that of the “bozzolari”, production and sale of sweetened doughnuts. The extraordinary and age-old skill of pastry chefs has allowed us to accompany and make appreciate menus of traditional Tuscan dishes.