Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Oltrarno


Souvenir shopping at its best! This Pandora's box of beautiful objects is the love child of Florence-born, British-raised calligrapher and graphic designer Betty Soldi and her vintage-loving husband, Matteo Perduca.…
Top Choice Wine in Oltrarno


Tuscan wines, wine accessories and gourmet foods, including truffles, in one of the city's finest wine shops – on the ground floor of one of Florence's best-preserved medieval towers to boot. Not sure which wine to …
Top Choice Art in Oltrarno

Lorenzo Perrone

Every book tells a different story in this absolutely fascinating artist's workshop, home to Milan-born Lorenzo Perrone who creates snow-white Libri Bianchi (White Books) – aka sublime book sculptures – out of plast…
Fashion & Accessories in Oltrarno


Cutting-edge fashion plus 'Zines, books, magazines' is what this trendy concept store, incongruously wedged between tatty old artisan workshops on an Oltrarno backstreet, sells. It is the creation of well-travelled …
Homewares in Oltrarno

Antico Setifico Fiorentino

Precious silks, velvets and other luxurious fabrics are woven on 18th- and 19th-century looms at this world-famous fabric house where opulent damasks and brocades in Renaissance styles have been made since 1786.
Jewellery in Oltrarno

Officine Nora

Once a mechanic’s shop, this seriously cool workspace for contemporary jewellery-makers brings Florence’s rich history of expert goldsmithing right up to date. The large, luminous loft is filled with well-loved desk…
Arts & Crafts in Oltrarno

Jane Harman

Florence resident since the '80s, British-born Jane Harman is an antiques restorer with more than 30 years experience. She's opened this quaint store by her south-of-the-river workshop selling contemporary items, al…
Fashion & Accessories in Oltrarno


Giulia and Antonio work from their diminutive studio by Piazza Tasso creating contemporary fashion in bright and bold neon prints. First they design graphics before screen-printing textiles by hand which are then cu…
Fashion & Accessories in Oltrarno

Hello Wonderful

Find contemporary women’s fashion in this chic showroom neatly positioned in the achingly hip Oltrarno district. Hello Wonderful is run by two young fashion designers, Livia and Vivian, who sketch, cut and sew trous…
Homewares in Oltrarno


This upcycling store stocks cute and quirky items, unique homewares and one-off custom-made furniture for the design curious – think along the lines of tennis racquets turned into wall mirrors, for example. Larger i…