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Florentine Handicraft
Florence is known worldwide for its leather and straw handicrafts, for its goldsmiths and silversmiths, for his attention to antiques, to fashion and to the many needs of visitors who flock from all over the world.

Therefore there is in Florence an incredible flowering of shops and areas devoted to the sale of craft products that meet the eyes, palate and wallet.

In Florence medieval center and particularly in Via de 'Tornabuoni and Via Vigna Nuova are located the high fashion boutiques of the top Italian stylists suchs as Dolce and Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, Ferragamo, Gucci, Prada (which sells its high tailoring suites in Via de'Tornabuoni and has a prêt a porter line, named Miu Miu, in Via Roma), Roberto Cavalli, Versace.

Ponte Vecchio and the nearby streets as the aforementioned Via de 'Tornabuoni feature also the most prestigious Italian jewelers, such as Bulgari, just to mention a well known one even across the ocean; the glittering spectacle of his spotless shop resembles a museum.

For leather products lovers, a must is a walk in Santa Croce (Saint Cross) neighborhod, while for a variety local craft products the area “Oltrarno” is highly recommended; very rich of craft shops, as well as local restaurants, ideal for a quick snack or for a typical dinner.

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Suggested Hotels

Hotel Villa Stanley
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4 stars
Hotel Villa Stanley
Viale XX Settembre, 200
Zone: Sesto Fiorentino
Hotel Villa Stanley is a 4 stars rated hotel, built in the main Villa with its 25 bed rooms, reception area, bar, lounge-rooms and conference halls and restaurant.

Florence Room B&B
Florence Room B&B
3 stars
B&B Florence Room
Via Fiume, 17
Zone: San Lorenzo, Fortezza da Basso, Santa Maria Novella
Florence Rooms is a new renoved B&B located in the historic center.

Hotel Fedora
best hotel
2 stars
Hotel Fedora
Via Spartaco Lavagnini 45
Zone: Santa Maria Novella - Fortezza da Basso
Charming small Hotel right next to the town center and to the rail station

Hotel Select Executive
best hotel
3 stars
Hotel Select Executive
Via G. Galliano 13/A
Zone:Cascine - Porta al Prato
Select Executive is located near the city centre,is the ideal location both for holiday and for business

Florence Events
The Cinquecento in Florence. From Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna
The Cinquecento in Florence. From Michelangelo and Pontormo to Giambologna
From 21/09/2017
To 21/01/2018
A spectacular exhibition devoted to the art of the 16th century in Florence showcasing over seventy works of art by such artists as Michelangelo, Bronzino, Giorgio Vasari, Rosso Fiorentino, Pontormo, Santi di Tito, Giambologna and Bartolomeo[...]
1927 - Return to Italy - Salvatore Ferragamo and visual culture during XXth century
1927 - Return to Italy - Salvatore Ferragamo and visual culture during XXth century
From 19/05/2017
To 02/05/2018
In 2017 falls the 90th anniversary from Ferragamo's return to Italy (1927), after 12 years in the Usa. The exhibit recreate the culturel environment of Italy and Florence in that period, showing paintings and plastic objects produced in Italy:[...]
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