Florence: The Gourmet Guide

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Florence is the capital of the picturesque and beautiful Italian province of Tuscany, located at the River Arno. It is the birthplace of the Renaissance, the city of Michelangelo, full of art with numerous cultural and historical monuments. But not only cultural the city has a lot to offer. Florence has many culinary delights in its elegant restaurants and cafés, the rich Italian cuisine is famous all over the world. The Italians give themselves unconditionally to the pleasures at the table, they enjoy their food often for hours. Paradizo will give you some insights in the culinary delights in Florence so you can enjoy your trip in this picturesque city even more.







The Borgo San Jacopo restaurant

The Borgo San Jacopo restaurant is undoubtedly one of the best restaurants in Florence, where you can experience first-class culinary specialties and unique tastes in the midst of a sublime setting overlooking the Ponte Vecchio. From the balcony you can enjoy your meal with amazing views over the Arno. The kitchen is the creative laboratory of the chef, original and full of imagination. The Michelin starred restaurant offers delicious local cuisine enhanced with innovative twists, prepared by the starred chef Peter Brunel. The ideal place for a romantic and unforgettable dinner in Florence.






Il Palagio

This gourmet restaurant is housed in one of the most magnificent palazzi of Florence. Not only the ambience, but also the tasty Italian cuisine are characterized by great sophistication. The Michelin starred restaurant is located in the Four-Season Hotel in Florence, offering a very special dining experience. The award-winning chef Vito Mollica creates real culinary delights of modern Italian cuisine. To sensational dishes such as the gazpacho with shrimp and avocado, lamb with endives, meatballs and Bries or Escargot in Italian style, there are a selection of over 400 exquisite wines.








Café Rivoire

For connoisseurs, the Rivoire is undoubtedly the best address in Florence. In the most famous square in the city, Piazza della Signoria, you can find the Café Rivoire. In summer you can sit on the large terrace and enjoy the view of the most beautiful naked man in the city: Michelangelo’s David in front of the Bargello. The Rivoire not only has a reputation for serving the best hot chocolate in Florence, but also offers an unusually large assortment of different types of chocolate. Founder Enrico Rivoire, knew the secret of how to roast cocoa beans perfectly. The style of the interior is elegant but cozy and in a classic ambience. a charming old-fashioned flair like in grandma’s time.








Cafè dell’Oro

The Cafè dell’Oro, a portrait of Italian flavors, is one of the Lungarno Collection restaurants by the Portrait Firenze hotel. It has become famous as one of Florence’s best restaurants, offering the most beautiful views over the Ponte Vecchio. Enjoy a first-class culinary experience and a place to appreciate flavors. The vintage interior in the style of the 50s, expresses a refined look and a bit of bohemian.  Travel back in time while enjoying this delicious gourmet food in an historic ambience.







Luxury villas in Florence


aaaaFlorence Countryside Elegant Villa in Florence

A countryside with the characteristics of a work of art, a natural amphitheatre where architecture and landscape perfectly fuse together: this is the enchanting scene which we behold in the hills of Pian dei Giullari.






bbbbTraditional Villa in Chianti – Rustico Uliveto

When you picture a stone built Tuscan farmhouse surrounded by acres of verdant fields and rolling hills covered in vineyards and olive groves you have Rustico Uliveto in mind.






ccccFlorence Home Secluded in Italian Countryside

While the villa is in a countryside setting, you are only 15 minutes to the heart of Florence. It is a prime real estate location, not only for nearness of the charming Chianti road but also for the easy access to highway A1 which will take you north to Milan and south to Rome.







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