• The 6 Best Trendy Places in Florence

    Come with us in 'non stop' locals of the city

    During  your holiday pampered by the exclusive comfort of Helvetia & Bristol Firenze - Starhotels Collezione we thought of everything.


    These are new living spaces for hanging out all day, from breakfast to lunch, from aperitif to the after-dinner drink, shared places where one can relax and read a book or hear a concert. Here are our favorites.


    We begin with the newest, Ditta Artigianale Oltrarno in Via dello Sprone 5r. A ‘micro-roasting’, distinctive for its list of specialty coffees, chosen from small producers around the world. It’s now a full restaurant. For the aperitif, Ditta Artigianale becomes a Gin Bar that will offer you excellent cocktails with a selection of over 150 labels from around the world.


    In Piazza Santo Spirito, the reference point is Volume: located in a former renowned hat workshop, Fratelli Bini, it has kept the retro atmosphere. With an outdoor gazebo on the piazza, it’s a favorite of Florentines and foreigners.


    Going towards the center, we stop in Piazza Strozzi where, amid historic buildings and designer boutiques is Colle Bereto: open from 8 am to 4 am (Thursday to Saturday, other days until 2).


    Also in Piazza Strozzi is the Odeon Bistrò next to the old 1920s cinema: with its elegant gazebo overlooking the piazza, it’s the ideal location for a cocktail before or after the many screenings and film festivals.


    Take Via de’ Tornabuoni and stop by Procacci: historic luxury gastronomy, opened in 1885, it’s always an ideal place to enjoy a truffle sandwiches with a glass of wine.


    In Via de’ Ginori 8r, we find La Ménagère. A beautiful space with a complex soul: a charming flower and design home accessory shop, bistro during the day, formal restaurant but also club, on the lower level, where you can listen to live music on Fridays and Saturdays.