‘Son of the Heart’: Benheart

Everything began after a heart transplant, when he woke up with a new perspective on life and realized that he now had the best chance to express his emotions through his hands. That’s why Benheart is tantamount to ‘son of the heart,’ a heart that is the distinctive look imprinted on all his leather goods: …

From the Florentine Trecentesco to Modern Fashion

The Florentine Trecentesco, an antique technique for gold leaf work on furniture pieces, frames and various accessories, inspired Piero Puliti, a designer specialized in shirts and ties, to express his sensibility for the unusual composition of materials and colors. After growing up in San Frediano, one of the most popular neighborhoods in Florence, Piero’s love …

Fashion Online

Shoppingscanner is a search engine for clothes and accessories for women, men and children, cos- metics and house decor. Easy to manage, it uses tools and filters such as price range, discount percentage, color, size or name of the product, brand, keyword. One can also navigate within the categories and find a series of tips …

Geronico Embraces Third Generation

When in 1919, shortly after the end of WWI, Pietro Geronico came to Florence from the lakes district of northern Italy, he was only a young boy looking to make a living. Born in 1899 in a small city not far from the Lake Maggiore where most people employed themselves in repairing umbrellas, he came …

Half Marathon Firenze

Half Marathon Returns The 33rd international Half Marathon Vivicittà will take place on Sunday, April 9. With participants ranging from running enthusiasts to families with children and runners from all over the world, the Half Marathon has become one of the most important sporting events in Florence. Runners can choose between a half marathon, suggested …

Leather and Suitcases for over 200 Years

It all began shortly after Napoleon was exiled to the island of Elba after his military campaigns in Europe. In 1815 the Gazzarrini store opened in Florence at the same location as today, on Via Porta Rossa. At that time the store’s address was number 13, which corresponds to today’s 71–73/r. The shop initially produced …

A Shuttle to the Barberino Designer Outlet

Located in the green heart of Tuscany, just 30 minutes from Florence, Barberino Designer Outlet is the shopping destination where you can shop 200 of the most luxurious Designer fashion Brands, including Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, Hugo Boss, Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, Patrizia Pepe and many more at 30-70% less all year round. You …

Carla Sorrenti’s Style

Bold and imperious creations, elegant baroque bags designed to be tiny and perfect for both day and night—this is the world of the emerging, Calabrian-born stylist currently in Florence, Carla Sorrenti. After several partnerships with famous accessories maisons, Carla made her debut with the Venusia bags. Personalization and limited edition are the key elements of …

Two Authentic Florentine Hands

Wallets, jewelry, fragrance, handmade by a real Florentine craftsman, Marco Cantini. Marco was born and raised in Piazza della Passera, in the most ‘authentic’ neighborhood of Florence, Santo Spirito, where you can still find pure Florentines today, which seems to be an increasing rarity in this city. Since childhood, his life has been devoted to …

Tailoring Since 1818

The story of Sartoria Vanni dates all the way back to 1818, when a small tailor shop opened in the heart of Florence and quickly earned a solid reputation as the destination for premium bespoke tailoring. Since then, all of their garments have been made using the most prestigious fabrics: from exceptional cashmere and merino …